The Information Technology 100
When the market for computers and other tech equipment returned after its four-year funk, Santa Ana (Calif.)-based Ingram Micro was ready. The world's largest wholesale distributor of computer and electronic products nearly doubled its distribution outlets in 2004 by buying Asia-Pacific powerhouse Tech Pacific for $554 million. The move helped boost sales 13%, to $25.5 billion, that year. And with 70 distribution centers and operations in more than 100 countries, Ingram Micro got a lift from a stronger euro. Now the tech distributor -- which supplies hardware and software to CompUSA, Office Depot, Amazon.com, and others -- is venturing into the wireless world with an expanded deal with Vodafone to distribute wireless devices in Europe as well as in Australia and New Zealand. Clearly, the funky days are long gone.
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All figures are for the most recent available 12 months.
* Latest available data for the 12-month period ended Dec. 31, Jan. 31, Feb. 29, Mar. 31, or Apr. 30. For companies that do not report quarterly, the most recent annual data were used.
Data provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat, BusinessWeek
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