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Technology Audience

Computer Hardware Industry


Participants who work in a role at a company that produces computer hardware. Participants in this industry may be skilled in process engineering, microchip design, research, testing, troubleshooting, computer repair, or programming. 

Participants in the computer hardware industry will likely be involved with the research, project management, and manufacture of physical computer components.

Common audiences

These common audiences are made up of participants who hold job titles and roles in the computer hardware industry. Each of these professionals can be targeted individually, or roles can be combined to create larger audiences.

  • Computer hardware engineer – works with desktop computers, laptops, computer processors, graphics cards, sound cards, circuit boards, cabling and more. A certified hardware engineer may be required to build, install, remove, update or test the hardware of any given computer.
  • Software developer – responsible for designing software applications utilizing expertise in programming languages. Meets with clients to assess software requirements, writes and tests software to assure functionality, and updates software programs to improve components such as cybersecurity and data storage capabilities.
  • Help desk support/analyst – guarantees that computers are working properly so that end users may complete their responsibilities. Receiving, prioritizing, documenting, and actively resolving end user support requests are all part of this process.
  • Computer network architect – responsibilities include creating network designs that are efficient and cost-effective. They also manage and analyze existing networks and communicate with technology providers. Network architects may deliver cases, strategies, and solutions to senior executives as well.
  • Data center manager – manages and handles all types of data that exist in a business and is in charge of maintaining data integrity – for the company’s protection and the privacy of consumer information. They must be well versed in databases and hardware inventory, and have customer service and managerial skills.
  • Business analyst – assesses a company’s technological requirements objectively in order to select the best technology for the job. They must also be able to read and interpret diagrams and other technical drawings, as well as be knowledgeable about various types of hardware and software.
  • Hardware (HW) design engineer – designs and constructs a wide range of computer hardware components that can be utilized for both internal and external interactions throughout the company. They do most of their work inside research laboratories.
  • PCB (printed circuit board) designer – interacts with engineers to build 3D models of circuit boards, develops PCB design guidelines, and drafts blueprints for manufacturers using computer software tools. PCB designers make most digital products usable.