Thursday, November 3, 2011

Top 10 Software Companies of the World

Technology has revolutionized the world. What used to be a daunting and tiring task can be now accomplished with a few minutes. The credit goes the innovator of the brilliant machine called computer and the thousand of software available to cater to every need of yours. Today we require software to even the smallest of task. This is where the software companies come in to the picture. These companies work day and night to develop programs to make your life simpler. Below we list the top ten software companies. 

1. Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft is a pioneer in the software world. Its former president, Bill gates is known to spread computing to every house. The company has been known for its innovations and is still working on new softwares. The most powerful software by the company is the Windows operating system that has been launched in numerous versions. It has entered the gaming industry with its Xbox and Xbox 360 gaming consoles.

2. IBM

IBM has been in the business even before Microsoft. It is an American based company that was founded in the year 1911. IBM is known for the innovation of FORTAN language that was developed much before MSDOS. With total revenue of 100 billion dollars the company is known for selling. It is the only company that has offered services to NASA.

3. Google Inc.

Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in the year 1998. It is known for their search engine service which is used by billion every day. Apart from that it is known to introduce free email service Gmail. It has recently launched it new social networking site after Orkut known as Google+ that is creating a buzz in the market.

4. Oracle Corporation

The Company was established in the year 1977 by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates. The company has its headquarters in California, USA. The company is a software development company but also manufactures hardware. The company is known for its database management services with Oracle Database and Oracle Applications as its most popular applications.


SAP AG is a German based company that has been in business since the year 1972. The company is known to provide its consulting services to business of all sizes and has worked for some of the biggest corporations in the world. The company is known for SAP ERP i.e. SAP Enterprise Resource Planning.

6. Accenture plc

Accenture is an Irish company but the headquarters lies in New York. The company was founded in the year 1989 as Anderson consulting and was named Accenture in the year 2001. It is one of the biggest consulting firms in the world. the company develops numerous software but that are put to use for company’s operation only.

7. Hewlett Packard

The company was founded by Bill Hewlett and David Packard in the year 1939 after completing their graduation from Stanford University. The company is known for its hardware but has a considerable share in the software market too.

8. CA Technologies

The company was founded by Charles Wang and Russ Artzt in the year 1976 and has its headquarters in New York. It is one the largest software companies in the world and has to its credit a profit of 771 million dollars in 2010.

9. Infosys Technologies Ltd

The Indian based company was established in the year 1981 by NR Narayana Murthy and Nandan Nilekani. The company has its headquarters in Karnataka and has a global presence. The founder Narayana Murthy had been working for the corporation for the past 30 years and has recently retired from the post.

10. Yahoo Inc

Lastly, Yahoo was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo. The name sounds more familiar as an email service and search engine. However, the main source of revenue of the corporation is advertising.

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