Top 10 Information Technology (IT) Companies in World 2015
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1. Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company. It is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.
Its offerings include computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. It is best known for its software products such as the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office suite, Internet Explorer web browser and recently acquired Skype.
Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft on April 4, 1975.
In the mid-1980s, Microsoft dominated the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS, followed by Microsoft Windows. It has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and focused on a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.
Post-organizational restructuring in July 2013, the company operates through five segments: devices and consumer licensing, devices and consumer hardware, devices and consumer other, commercial licensing and commercial other. Devices and consumer licensing segment addresses Windows OS and related software, their licensing, Windows original equipment manufacturing licensing and MS office products for consumers. Devices and consumer hardware segment addresses Xbox gaming and entertainment consoles, its subscription and PC accessories and video game royalties. Devices and consumer other segment operates through resale of Windows store, Windows phone store and advertising, and Xbox live transaction.
Revenue: $93.27 B
Market Capitalization: $340.8 B
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The companies are ranked according to the criteria as described below.
1.16 top IT companies in the world are selected according to minimum revenue ($4 B) and minimum Market Capitalization ($8 B).
2.These companies are ranked according to Revenue only, and Market Capitalization only
i.e.two separate rank lists are prepared.
3.Points were assigned to each company in these two lists depending upon their ranks.
For example, in the list sorted according to revenue, rank 1 company, which has highest revenue, is assigned 100 points.
Rank 2 company assigned points according to the ratio of its revenue with rank 1 company’s revenue.
[Points assigned to rank 2 company = (Revenue of rank 2 company/ revenue of rank 1 company) * 100]
4.Step 3 is repeated for assigning points to remaining companies and the other list.
5.Points obtained from the two lists are added for each company by giving equal weight to revenue, and Market Capitalization.