Top 10 Information Technology (IT) Companies in World 2014

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1. Microsoft Corporation


Microsoft Corporation is the most valuable IT company in the world and it offers wide range of software products, hardware devices and services. The company also offers training to computer system integrators and developers. It was founded in 1975, when Bill Gates and Paul Allen developed an interpreter for programming language at Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems. Now it is headquartered in Redmond, Washington and it has 99,000 employees.

After the change in organisational structure in July 2013, the company has five operating segments: Devices and Consumer hardware, Devices and Consumer licensing, Devices and Consumer other, commercial licensing and commercial other. Devices and Consumer hardware segment provides Xbox gaming and entertainment consoles and accessories, its subscription and PC accessories and video game royalties. Devices and Consumer licensing segment offers Windows OS and related software, their licensing, Windows original equipment manufacturing licensing and Microsoft office products for consumers. Resale of Windows store, Xbox live transaction, Windows phone store and advertising are the operating areas of Devices and Consumer other segment. Its commercial segments provide software and services for increasing the productivity and efficiency of organisations, teams and individuals.

Microsoft Corporation has robust presence in software industry across the globe with offices in more than 100 countries. Its 16 businesses generate more than 1 billion revenue.

Revenue: $77.849 B

Profit: $21.863 B

Assets: $153.54 B

Market Value: $338.18 B


The companies are ranked according to the criteria as described below.

1. 16 top companies in the world are selected according to minimum revenue($1 B) and minimum market value ($6 B)

2. These companies are ranked according to Revenues only, Profit only and Market value only. ie. Three separate rank lists are prepared.

3. Assigned a certain points to each company in this three lists depending upon their ranks.

4. 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 1 company/ revenue of rank 2 company) * 100}

5. Repeated step 3 and 4 for assigning points for remaining companies and other list also

6. Points obtained in from the three lists are added for each company by giving equal weight to revenue, profit and market value.

7. Then made the final top 10 list according to total points obtained in step 6.


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