Top 10 Information Technology (IT) Companies in UK 2016

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3. Micro Focus

Micro Focus International plc is a multinational programming and data innovation business situated in Newbury, Berkshire, England.

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The firm gives programming and consultancy administrations to customers redesigning legacy frameworks to more present day stages. The organization is recorded on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index, and the organization was established in 1976, and in its initial years, focused on COBOL items.


In 1981, it turned into the main organization to win the Queen's Award for Industry only to develop a product item. The item was CIS COBOL, a standard-consistent COBOL execution for microcomputers.

In December 2013, Micro Focus obtained the Orbix, Orbacus and Artix programming product offerings from Progress Software. These business sector driving executions of the CORBA standard were initially created by IONA Technologies.

On 15 September 2014, Micro Focus reported that it would secure The Attachmate Group for US$1.2 billion in shares, which will give it responsibility for Attachmate, NetIQ, Novell, and SUSE product offerings.

On 22 March 2016, Micro Focus reported its purpose to get Serena Software, then esteemed at $540 million. The organization asserted police and different offices were utilizing 16,500 duplicates of its product on different PCs when police were just ever qualified for 6,500 licenses. The gathering at first asserted A$10 million in harms however later expanded this to A$12 million subsequent to checking on the consequences of a court-requested, A$120,000 KPMG review of the NSW Police Force's PC frameworks.

Revenue=1230.7m Euros

Profit=138.465m Euros

Number of employees=4500