1. Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation, headquartered in Redmond, Washington, is one of the largest corporations in the world. Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Internet Explorer, among other products, are used by nearly every professional in the world.
Microsoft was founded on April 4, 1975, by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, and it has grown its market share by diversifying its services from the operating system market to other types of software. It has also increased revenue through inorganic growth by acquiring several companies. Microsoft has evolved significantly over the last decade. They have consolidated IT software and services with products such as Dynamics and CRM, in addition to operating systems, offices, and gaming. They have also begun collaboration and service delivery via SharePoint, teams, apps, and so on.
International Business Machines (IBM) is an American multinational corporation that operates in over 150 countries. In 1924, the company was renamed IBM (International Business Machines) after it began as a computing record company. IBM's headquarters are in Armonk, New York, and the company has a diverse portfolio of software products and services that it is expanding to meet the current and growing needs of existing and new users. Cloud computing, cognitive computing, data analytics, the Internet of things, IT infrastructure, and security all generate significant revenue. IBM's revenue is increasing by double digits. In 2017, it successfully consolidated its position as a leading enterprise for cloud services and a business blockchain leader. IBM believes in high R&D investment, which has resulted in the company holding the record for the most patents generated by a business.
Accenture is one of the largest information technology (IT) companies and is listed in the Fortune Global 500. It is a global management consulting firm that offers professional services such as strategy, consulting, technology, and operations. Accenture began as an accounting firm called Arthur Andersen's business and technology consulting firm. In 1989, Andersen Consulting took on its current name, Accenture, which means "future accent," and employs over 400,000 people globally.
Oracle Corporation, headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, is a well-known American multinational corporation. Oracle has around 130,000 employees and the second highest revenue in the software industry after Microsoft. The firm is well-known for its ERP solutions, database development and management software, supply chain management software, and customer relationship management software. Oracle has over 400,000 customers worldwide and a presence in more than 150 countries across a wide range of industries. Oracle is known for its user-friendly applications, and the company always strives to remove complexities from the applications it develops, such as data center operations and cloud applications, which can be a barrier to business innovation, speed, flexibility, manageability, reliability, security, and engineering.
SAP has successfully established itself as the world leader in enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related services. SAP is the world's third largest software manufacturer by market capitalization, with more than 88,000 employees in more than 130 countries. SAP serves over 380,000 customers in over 170 countries. SAP has a long history of technological innovation, and it has always prioritized the development of new technology, which has resulted in the establishment of 100+ innovation and development centers around the world. SAP is leveraging technologies such as machine learning, the Internet of Things, blockchain, cloud computing, and SAP HANA to solve a wide range of business problems across industries and regions.
Capgemini is one of the world's leading information technology (IT) firms, with a global footprint. Capgemini, a French company headquartered in Paris, has global operations in over 40 countries. Over 190,000 employees power the brand, which is a global leader in IT services, offering consulting, professional services, and outsourcing. Capgemini has consolidated its position as a leading IT company over the last few years by acquiring several other industry players.
Cognizant is a leading information technology services company that helps clients transform their existing business, operating, and technology models to reap the benefits of rapidly changing digital technology. Cognizant is consistently able to maintain its position as one of the world's most admired and fastest-growing companies. Cognizant's unique industry-based consulting approach assists clients in developing more innovative and efficient businesses. Its headquarters are in the United States. Cognizant is a Nasdaq company that ranks 205 on the Fortune 500 list. Cognizant's revenue has steadily increased, rising from $7.7 billion at the time of writing to $13.5 billion. They analyze rich borrower data using advanced analytics tools, allowing banks to better predict a customer's creditworthiness and make various informed decisions to lend money to those with lower credit risk.
8. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is the No. 1 Indian multinational information technology (IT) firm, generating revenue across multiple domains. TCS's headquarters are in Mumbai, India, and it has many functional domains such as consulting, software development, infrastructure support, and business process outsourcing. It ranks among the world's top ten largest IT service providers in terms of revenue. It has surpassed Reliance Industries in terms of market capitalization, reaching Rs. 6.19 trillion, making it India's most valuable company. TCS is expanding its technology portfolio and developing cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, cloud computing, and cyber security.
HCL Technologies (formerly Hindustan Computers Limited) is a Noida-based Indian multinational information technology (IT) services and consulting firm. It is a division of HCL Enterprise. Originally a division of HCL's research and development division, it became an independent company in 1991 when HCL entered the software services business. The company has over 187,000 employees and offices in 50 countries.
Forbes Global 2000 includes HCL Technologies. It is one of India's top 20 publicly traded companies, with a market capitalization of $50 billion as of September 2021. As of July 2020, the company and its subsidiaries had a consolidated annual revenue of 71,265 crores.
Infosys Limited is an Indian multinational information technology company specializing in business consulting, information technology, and outsourcing. The company was founded in Pune and is headquartered in Bangalore. According to the Forbes Global 2000 ranking, Infosys is the second-largest Indian IT company after Tata Consultancy Services in terms of revenue in 2020, and the 602nd largest public company in the world.
Infosys became the fourth Indian company to reach a market capitalization of $100 billion on August 24, 2021.