10 Major IT Companies
For a long period of time, "Big Blue" IBM is synonymous with IT industry. Until now, IBM's products and services are still covered all aspects of the industry, outsourcing, integration, information, software, systems, security, almost one-stop shop to meet all the needs of enterprise customers. In its "Building a smart Planet" (Smarter Planet) under the guidance concept, IBM's technology in health care, energy development, crime prevention, retail and wholesale, transportation, government administration and other departments have played a crucial role.
Many enterprises rely on SAP software companies produce go finance, supply chain, manufacturing, payroll and other management and operation. But as my colleague Bob Evans in the SAP supervisory board chairman Hasso Plattner (Hasso Plattner) of the open letter pointed out that if SAP would like to maintain its position, then it must begin to provide customers with real needs, while the beyond the Company's products. The management shake-up by early this month, Plattner commitment to the company's bureaucratic regulation breath to revive the reputation of technological innovation.
Many people feel that this ranking is too low, while some others think that overestimate the importance of Microsoft's. So far, though there are many competitors claim that can replace Windows, Office, Exchange, and IE, but mostly just lip service. For example the launch of SharePoint software, has now become the "corporate version of Facebook", the company's internal communication, cooperation, management and control plays a central role; its "software plus services" of the new strategy has also been fast and good implementation. Art put it very well, to understand the important position of Microsoft, as long as ask yourself this question: "If there is no Microsoft, what happens?"
Oracle is currently the world's largest database software company, but that position seems to be "unbreakable". At the same time, through its recently completed acquisition of the Sun's, Oracle from a single pure software company into the existing hardware (the world's high-end server systems, storage systems), but also one-stop supplier of software and its development would be similar to the at IBM.
Enterprises, none of the chart in the industry such as Cisco has a dominant position, most of its competitors, who only dare to dream of competing network equipment number two. Top reason why Cisco is no longer front some, because the equipment with other vendors put together some is barely passable. In addition to routers and switches in markets such as a single large, Cisco is now to develop "a unified data center network architecture (single-fabric data center)", will be virtualized servers, storage and networking equipment are unified in a Cisco infrastructure. This will reinforce the importance of Cisco.
Hewlett-Packard is the world's largest IT company, but only No. 6, because in the public mind, HP is still just a PC and printer production and sales business, it seems hard to hear some things about strategy. However, HP is engaged in a small number of truly enterprise-class hardware, the production company, and Hewlett-Packard also started to change. HP announce a partnership with Shell signed an agreement for the "Fortune" 500 companies providing the first location of oil and natural gas storage sites for wireless sensor systems. If HP can continue to be such a long-term contracts, the future will certainly be a higher ranking.
Teradata is in this ranking, the smallest, and its annual income was only 1.71 billion U.S. dollars. As the world's enterprise data warehouse solutions, leader, Teradata is committed to helping clients develop smarter, more effective decision-making, given the growing impetus for companies. Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, eBay and Overstock.com and other large enterprises will be due in part to his success Teradata to provide them with competitive intelligence.
Vmware is the world's first virtual machine software companies, which control the world market share in this field 75% to 80%, experts predict that Microsoft will deal with Novell and Netscape, as the same as dealing with Vmware. But in any case Vmware is still a leader in this field, and its customers are very loyal.
The field of network equipment like Cisco, EMC storage area in the information has the absolute leadership position, but, like Cisco Systems, as its "store" in no position to completely shut down by its competitors. WMC years ago, began to buy large software companies (including Vmware), but the information is stored is still the main source of income, accounting for 76% of its annual income around.
Major outsourcing service providers (Outsourcer)
If the business needs of outsourcing certain operations, Accenture, CSC, Wipro and other companies will be their most important strategic partner.