Seventeen years after its simple beginning in a dormitory room, and the audacious claim of its founder that he intended to "take on IBM," customers have made Dell the world's leading computer-systems company. Dell, which passed IBM in terms of global market share two years ago, ranked No. 1 in the first quarter of this year, according to industry analysts.

HP was founded in 1939, their Corporate headquarters are located in Palo Alto, Calif. With 88,500 employees worldwide, HP has more than 540 sales and support offices and distributorships worldwide in more than 120 countries.

IBM is a world wide leader in the creation, development and manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics. The worldwide network of IBM solutions and services translates advanced technologies into business value for their customers.

Cisco end-to-end enterprise network solutions form the most comprehensive line of networking products available in the industry. From the branch office to the WAN and campus backbone, Cisco products are the leading choice of the enterprise.

Toshiba is a world-leading vendor of portable computers. In addition to notebooks, the company offers desktop and server computing solutions for business customers under the Toshiba brand name. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with annual sales of approximately $2.5 billion, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. is comprised of six divisions, organized into two business groups, which manufacture, market and service a wide range of business and information-oriented products in the United States and Latin America.

Sony Corporation of America, based in New York City, is the U.S. subsidiary of Sony Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo. Sony is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its music, motion picture, television, computer entertainment, and online businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world. Sony's principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment Inc., and Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of over $56.9 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, and it employs 168,000 people worldwide. Sony Corporation of America recorded over $18.5 billion in sales in the U.S. for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002.


Qwest Communications is a global leader in Broadband Internet-based communications. With one of the largest, most technologically advanced networks in the world, Qwest is powering the exchange of multimedia content - images, data and voice. By strategically aligning with world-class technology leaders, Qwest is helping customers of every type and size benefit from the full potential of the Internet.


A Data Availability Company™, Veritas Software is a leading provider of essential data availability software solutions that enable customers to protect and access their business-critical data for Business Without Interruption™.


Ingram Micro Inc. is the largest global wholesale provider of technology products and supply chain management services.