Computing Movers and Shakers

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AlibabaE-Commerce1999China56102
AmazonE-Commerce1994USA233647In 2017 plan to install major warehouses, taking on sites like Harvey Norman
Amazon Elastic Cloud(a)
Google Cloud(b)
Microsoft Azure(c)
Cloud Computing2006(a)
2014(b)
2010(c)
USAClick here to see Google compare itself to Amazon
Click here to see Wiki compare Google to Amazon and Microsoft
AMDProcessor (x86 / x64) 1969USA610IBM had insisted there be a "second-source" manufacturer for Intel's patented x86 chip.
AppleComputers1976USA265132Apple Timeline of Events
ARMProcessor Design (RISC)1990UK1.36Click here for an article on how ARM licenses its IP Intellectual Property for smartphones etc
CiscoNetworks1984USA4974Market leader in Switches and Routers
EBayE-Commerce1995USA1014
EricssonTelecommunications Equipment1876Sweden2195Ranked second behind Huawei with 27% market share in 2017
Facebook
 
Company Info Page
Advertising2004USA5540In 2017, along with Google now paying tax in Australia. Both companies earned 77% of online advertising revenue worldwide in 2016, and together took 99% of the revenue increase on 2015.
Fujitsu
includes ICL-UK
Mainframes and Systems1935Japan37140
GoogleAdvertising1998 USA136103In 2017 with Facebook now paying tax in Australia. Both companies earned 77% of online advertising revenue worldwide in 2016, and together took 99% of the revenue increase on 2015.
HP (Enterprise)Servers and Networks1939USA3060
HP (Inc.)Computers1939USA5855
HuaweiTelecommunications Equipment1987China105188Ranked first with 28% market share in 2017
IBMMainframes and Systems1911USA79350
IntelProcessor (x86 / x64)1968USA70110
LenovoComputers1984China5154
MicrosoftSoftware1975USA125144Microsoft Timeline of Events
MYOBAccounting Software1991Australia0.240The 40,000 number includes their network of accountants, bookkeepers and other professional partners throughout Australia and New Zealand
MotorolaWalkie-Talkies1928USA717In 2011 Google purchased Motorola mobile consumer-oriented lines, expressly for its portfolio of patents, and thus protect Android vendors from lawsuits (in particular from Apple). Sold on to Lenovo in 2014, but Google retained most of those patents.
NCRATMs POS Services1884USA634
NokiaTelecommunications Equipment1865Finland25103Ranked third behind Huawei and Ericsson with 23% market share in 2017
Oracle
includes Sun Microsystems
Enterprise Software1977USA40137
OptusTelecommunications and ISP Internet Service Provider AU1981Australia681981 AUSSAT
1991 Optus (partnering with Cable & Wireless UK 24.5% and Bell South US 24.5% and Aussie companies 51%)
Cable & Wireless bought out Bell South in 1997 and Singtel bought out Cable & Wireless and Aussie companies in 2001
QuickBooksEnterprise Software1983USA58
SageEnterprise Software1981UK2.313
SalesforceEnterprise Software1999USA1335
SamsungComputers1938South Korea221320Samsung Electronics first opened in 1969
SAPEnterprise Software1972Germany2796
TelstraTelecommunications and ISP Internet Service Provider AU1901Australia18321901 PMG Postmaster General's Dept
1975 Telecom Australia (renamed as Telstra in 1993)
TencentAdvertising1998China4454Social Network and Gaming
TPG TelecomTelecommunications and ISP Internet Service Provider AU1986Australia1.75As of 2018, Vodafone-Hutchison (see below) own a 50.1% share.
TSMCSemiconductor Foundry1987Taiwan3348Apple is seen to be its most important customer, followed by other US "fabless" companies such as Qualcomm, Nvidia, and AMD.
Intel, which manufactures its own chips, also outsources some of its production to TSMC.
Unisys includes Sperry & BurroughsMainframes and Systems1886USA322
Vodafone AustraliaTelecommunications (Mobile) and ISP Internet Service Provider AU2009Australia2.42.52002 3 Hutchisons based in Hong Kong set up a Mobile Phone network in Australia.
2009 Merge with Vodafone's Australia network on a 50-50 basis.
Vodafone are based in UK
XeroAccounting Software2006New Zealand0.352.5
ZTETelecommunications Equipment1985China1275Ranked fourth behind Huawei, Ericcson, Nokia with 13% market share in 2017

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