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World’s Largest Information Technology Companies by Revenue

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Today we are exploring is a list of the world’s largest information technology companies by revenue. The list shows technology companies ranked by annual revenue from their fiscal years ended.

The list includes companies whose primary business activities are associated with technology industry which includes computer hardware, software, electronics, semiconductor, internet, telecom equipment, e-commerce and computer services. Note: This list shows only companies with annual revenues exceeding US$50 billion.



      1. Apple Inc. (United States)

Remember when Apple (AAPL) almost died? That was back in 1997 when the late Steve Jobs returned to take over the helm of the near-bankrupt company he co-founded. Apple’s mobile communications and media devices are now augmented by a steady stream of revenue from third-party digital content and applications and cloud services.

Revenue ($B) USD :    $229.2

Employees:   123,000

     2. Samsung Electronics (South Korea)

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. was incorporated in 1969 and runs three divisions: consumer electronics, information technology, and mobile communications and device solutions. Few outside South Korea realize that parent company Samsung is, in fact, a conglomerate with extensive interests in everything from shipbuilding to life insurance. As of this writing, it accounts for about one-fifth of all Korean exports. In much of the world, Samsung is best known for its electronics. In 2014, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S5 and the Samsung Gear devices in 125 countries.

Revenue ($B) USD:  $211.9

Employees:  320,670

     3. Amazon (United States)

Amazon.com, Inc., is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies along with Google, Apple, and Facebook.

Revenue ($B) USD:  $177.9

Employees:  613,300

      4. Foxconn (Taiwan)

As the rise of new technologies such as AI, Big Data, IoT and Cloud Computing disrupt traditional manufacturing models, the term “Intelligent Manufacturing” has gained prominence in recent years. “Intelligent Manufacturing” refers to the process, system and models of advanced manufacturing that possess intelligent characteristics such as self-sensing, self-adaptive and self-decision-making features. “Intelligent Manufacturing” consists of four key components, including an intelligent factory platform that directs the scale of manufacturing with intelligent production lines at its core. An end-to-end data flow is leveraged as a foundation, which is supported by pillars of interconnected networks.

Revenue ($B) USD:   $154.7–158

Employees:   803,126

    5. Alphabet Inc. (United States)

Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Mountain View, California. It was created through a corporate restructuring of Google on October 2, 2015, and became the parent company of Google and several former Google subsidiaries. The two founders of Google assumed executive roles in the new company, with Larry Page serving as CEO and Sergey Brin as president. Alphabet is the world’s fifth-largest technology company by revenue and one of the world’s most valuable companies.

Revenue ($B) USD:   $136.8

Employees:   80,110



     6. Microsoft (United States)

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge Web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface lineup of touchscreen personal computers. As of 2016, it is the world’s largest software maker by revenue, and one of the world’s most valuable companies. The word “Microsoft” is a portmanteau of “microcomputer” and “software”. Microsoft is ranked No. 30 in the 2018 Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

Revenue ($B) USD:   $125.8

Employees:  124,000

       7. Huawei (China)

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is a multinational networking and telecommunications equipment company based out of China. The company is headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. Huawei is the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world.

Revenue ($B) USD:  $105

Employees:  180,000

       8. Hitachi (Japan)

Hitachi, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. It is the parent company of the Hitachi Group and forms part of the DKB Group of companies.

Revenue ($B) USD:  $84.6

Employees:   307,275



     9. IBM

IBM (International Business Machines) ranks among the world’s largest information technology companies, providing a wide spectrum of hardware, software and services offerings. IBM, frequently referred to as “Big Blue,” got its start in hardware and prospered in that business for decades, becoming the top supplier of mainframe computers. Over the years, the company shifted its focus from hardware to software and services. By the 2010s, IBM further modified its business mix to emphasize such fields as cloud-based services and cognitive computing. IBM Watson, a cognitive system, has become the company’s high-visibility offering in the latter technology segment.

Revenue ($B) USD:    $79.59

Employees:  397,800

10. Dell Technologies

Dell is an US multinational computer technology company that develops, sells, repairs, and supports computers and related products and services. Named after its founder, Michael Dell, the company is one of the largest technological corporations in the world, employing more than 145,000 people in the U.S. and around the world

Revenue ($B) USD:   $78.7

Employees: 145,000

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