Cisco Systems and Hewlett-Packard exercised their dominance last year in multiple product categories in terms of revenue through distribution, but 2010 also marked a period when two long-time runner-ups gained the No. 1 spot in the notebooks and hard drive categories.
Here's a closer look at the best-selling IT vendors in 2010 in terms of dollar share value and how their performance changed from 2009, according to NPD Group's research. (The NPD Group's Distributor Track sales database is comprised primarily of U.S. Global Technology Distribution Council members.)
Also, check out the best-selling products of 2010.