2. A Billion Isn't What It Used To Be
An impressive number of companies -- 70 -- came in at the $1 billion revenue mark. Although that's down from 89 companies with $1 billion in sales last year, this year's 70 companies contributed more to the total revenue of the 500: $450.8 billion or 82 percent of its $550 billion total. Last year’s billion-dollar VARs accounted for 77 percent of the overall revenue.
10 Years Ago: Our Billion-Dollar Club had just 52 solution providers, up from 42 companies in the 2000 ranking.