When it comes to building custom systems, staying at the forefront of technology is crucial. The very nature of these jobs is complex: There is no such thing as a standard solution. Different customers require different solutions.
Solution providers, therefore, have come to rely on particular vendors for certain product expertise. Here, we look at the market dynamics driving VARs to particular vendors in the following categories: x86 chips, motherboards, CD/DVD drives, notebook memory, desktop/server memory, keyboards, speakers, power supplies, hard disk drives and video cards. [READ MORE]