The Big Get Bigger
The 25 largest North American publicly traded IT companies climbed a combined 259 spots in the 2017 Fortune 500 rankings, with just 10 companies falling in the standings over the past year.
Sales for these 25 IT vendors, distributors and solution providers grew by a total of US$49.4 billion in the most recent fiscal year, while profits increased by a combined US$4.46 billion. Total employee headcount for the 25 technology titans swelled to nearly 3.09 million.
Charter Communications and Facebook clawed their way into the top 25 for the first time, joining the newly formed Hewlett Packard Enterprise and now partially public Dell Technologies. CSC and Western Digital fell off the list, while EMC was purchased by Dell and Ingram Micro was bought by a Chinese logistics firm.
Keep reading to learn how the top IT companies fared in this year's Fortune 500.