Top 10 Information Technology (IT) Companies in World 2017

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2. Microsoft

Microsoft or simply MS has made a revolution in computer technology emerging as the largest software manufacturer in the world which was named after the two words ‘microcomputer’ and ‘software’.

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From ‘Windows’ operating systems to ‘Surface’ tablets, Microsoft is having its signature in every corner of the software era. Founded in 1975 by Paul Allen and Bill Gates, headquartered in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft has a long history along the Personal Computer starting from creating the operating system ‘DOS’ for IBM PCs.

Microsoft also produces other products like MS office, servers, digital service market , mobile phones on Windows OS etc. From assisting IBM to create operating systems for PCs ,Microsoft started developing their own operating systems ‘Microsoft Windows’ - an extension to DOS, which got widely adapted all over the world.

The latest version Windows10 is having more than 400 million active devices ,became the version with fastest adaptation rate. During 1990s they released Office Suite which changed the whole tradition of office work with softwares ‘Microsoft word’ , ‘Microsoft excel’ ,etc with more than 840 billion commercial users in 2016 . In 2000 they announced video game brand  Xbox which released a series of video game consoles .It has become a tremendous success and has a growth rate of 33% in annual users last year.They are also into cloud computing and tablet manufacturer and aims to empower the world and achieve more with 51529m$ revenue and a profit of 16000m$ last year.

Revenue :  51529m$

Profit :   16000m$

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