PC builders remain significant force in America

Ten, twenty, thirty, forty thousand or more

The independent PC channel is still a mighty force in the Americas, judging by research published by the Systems Builders Summit consortium. There are over 40,000 systems builders on the two continents, and this channel accounts for more than 42 per cent of PC sales in North America and 52 per cent in Latin America, Business Wire reported. This compares with the UK, where 60 per cent of PC sales are through the indirect channel, according to figures from IDC. ®

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