Posted on 24 May 2011.
Software is a collection of computer programs which are developed by the expert professionals to support the various functions carried out by an individual or an organization using a computer. Software is the main component of the IT sector, and with the boom in the IT sector the software manufacturers all over the world are rejoicing. The software firms have seen tremendous growth in the last decade and a huge number of small and big software firms came out. But stood tall are those few firms who have excellent product and world class services. The top ten among those stand out performer in the Software Industry are listed as under:
1. International Business Machine [IBM]
The International Business Machine or the IBM is one of the biggest software manufactures in the world. It has it’s headquarter in the United States and operates across the globe. IBM is certainly a giant when it comes to software manufacturing. IBM employs over 400,000 people across 200 countries. IBM holds more patents than any other firms in the US and has 9 research laboratories worldwide. IBM is one of the best companies to work for and has successfully developed much Software and has helped the world of business tremendously with its innovations.
Microsoft Corporation is an American public multinational corporation headquartered in Washington, USA. Microsoft is probably the most popular company in the globe with its product Windows which is an OS. Microsoft was the number one software manufacturer of the world for long but had recently slipped to the second spot. Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates in the year 1975 and ever since then it had never looked back. Bill Gates, as the CEO of Microsoft was the richest person in the world for over a decade and half.
3. Oracle Corporation
Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation that specializes in developing enterprise software’s. They are specialized in the Data Based Management Systems and serve a number of customers all over the world. Headquartered in California, United States and having its operation across the globe, Oracle Corporation is one of the giant software manufacturers in the world. Oracle Corporation is best known for its flagship product, the Oracle Database.
4. SAP AG
SAP AG is a German global software corporation that provides enterprise software. They are probably the most rapidly growing form in the world. SAP AG is the major competitor for the Oracle Corporation. It has become the largest software company in the world in 2009 and is still growing. SAP was founded in 1972 in Germany by 5 ex IBM employees and today SAP is a worldwide phenomenon. SAP is focused on enterprise software’s and currently they are the world leader in the enterprise software’s.
Symantec Corporation is the largest manufacturers of the security software’s for the computers. The Symantec Corporation was founded in the year 1982 and is headquartered in California, United States. Symantec are famous for their antivirus solutions and they have big corporate giants as their clients. Symantec Corporation is also a major player in the enterprise software which they grew after acquiring the VERITAS software. Symantec Corporation’s Norton Antivirus are the largest and the most in use antivirus solution for the global corporate houses.