There are many IT companies today. The surge in IT companies is mainly due to the reach of the internet. This leads to a large customer base. Many have failed this venture while some have seen unprecedented growth. The success is due these companies offering unique product and services in a highly competitive market. From this large selection of companies, few have grown to become some of the biggest companies not only in the IT industry, but also, the world. All these companies started through humble beginnings. Here’s a list of the most popular IT companies in the world.
Apple Inc. Was founded in April 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in the garage of Steve Jobs childhood home. Today, Apple is one of the biggest and most popular company in the world with a market cap of over 700 billion USD. It is also eyed to become the world’s first 1 trillion-dollar company. Apple has achieved significant year over year profit rise. Similarly, the company is known for their high brand loyalty and innovative products such as the iPhone, MacBook and iWatch to name a few. Apple say significant growth from the 2000s onwards, when they released the iPod, a media device that was unique and hugely popular. They have social media listening tools to advertise their products and get feedback from the community.
Microsoft was founded in 1975 by Paul Allen and Bill Gates. The company was a primarily software development company and have branched into many other businesses such as becoming one of the business intelligence companies, hardware businesses and so on. Microsoft have been extremely successful that Bill Gates, is the richest man alive. Microsoft is also the world’s largest software maker by revenue with Windows OS being the most popular software. This is due to 90% of the computers in the world run on Windows. The company provides many other digital services and have purchased LinkedIn and Skype as part of Microsoft’s expansion.
Google being the more recent of the companies on this list, started in 1998 by two Stanford University PhD students, Larry Page and Sergey Bin. The company began as a search engine and grew to become the most used and popular search engine in the world. Google has become so popular that people use the phrase “Google it” when they mean to search something on the internet. Google also own other popular services and products such as the Chrome Browser, YouTube, Android OS and Chrome OS to name a few.