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Ingram Micro Incorporated
Ingram Micro is a major tech player with a minor public profile
Ingram Micro is a major tech player with a minor public profile

Standing between 1,300 product manufacturers and hundreds of thousands of retailers and businesses is Ingram Micro Inc., the world's largest wholesale distributor of computer hardware and software. The 34-year-old Santa Ana company buys technology products from such manufacturers as Microsoft Corp., Samsung Electronics Co. and Cisco Systems Inc., then sells them to retailers and other middlemen, which in turn sell the gadgets and the applications to consumers and small businesses. As the ultimate middleman in the $3.6-trillion information technology industry, Ingram is the place to go for thousands of U.S. and foreign resellers and retailers that find it much easier to restock their...

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