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.
6. Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Consultancy Services is a subsidiary of the largest conglomerate group in India, the Tata Group. It was founded in the year 1968 by the Tata Group in India. TCS has it’s headquarter in Mumbai India and is one of the largest producer of IT support software’s. TCS is also one of the biggest outsourcing companies in the world. TCS has its operation in 42 countries and it has over 142 branches across the globe. TCS is one of the most profitable subsidiary units of the Tata Group. With its global expansion and popularity TCS will very soon come to be the top IT software service company.
Nintendo is a video game developer from Japan. Nintendo is a Japanese company which started its operation in 1889 by manufacturing handmade cards, but eventually it started making videogames and other gaming software’s and is now one of the biggest manufacturers of the gaming software’s in the world. Nintendo has grown significantly with the time and they are now major manufacturers of video games. With it’s headquarter in Kyoto, Japan, Nintendo has global offices in Germany, Washington, Canada and many other countries. It is now indeed a big name in the gaming software world.
8. CA Technologies
CA Technologies which was earlier known as the Computer Associates Inc. is a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest independently operating software companies in the world. CA Technologies as headquartered in New York, United States and was founded in the year 1976. CA Technologies are specialised in manufacturing antivirus software’s, but they also produce mainframe computers and distributed computing applications used by businesses all over the world. CA Technologies has grown over the period of time and is now a giant business house. The main strategy for growth was the accusation of several small firms.
9. Adobe Systems
Adobe Systems was incorporated in the year 1982 as a computer software manufacturing company in the United States of America. Adobe Systems has a portfolio of software products under its belt. Major product category of Adobe Systems are the Desktop Software, Server Software, eLearning Software and many other web design software’s. Adobe is popular for its PDF Reader as well as the Photo Shop software. Adobe Systems has earned lots of awards and recognition and is considered as one of the best place to work in the world.
Electronic Arts Inc. is an international entity that develops video gaming software’s. The EA Inc. was founded and incorporated in the year 1982 and are headquartered in California, United States. EA is the leading manufacturers of the video games and sell almost all their products under the name EA Sports. Some of the most popular EA Sports gaming are Need for Speed, Medal of Honour and FIFA.