Computing Movers and Shakers

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$US billion
(and other topics)
AmazonE-Commerce1994USA4701544Launched in Nov2017 building a major warehouse in Sydney
Amazon Elastic Cloud(a)
Google Cloud(b)
Microsoft Azure(c)
Cloud Computing2006(a)
USAClick here to see Google compare itself to Amazon
Click here to see Wiki compare Google to Amazon and Microsoft
AMDProcessor (x86 / x64) 1969USA1615IBM had insisted there be a "second-source" manufacturer for Intel's patented x86 chip.
AppleComputers1976USA394164Apple Timeline of Events

Since 2016 owned by Japanese conglomerate Softbank Group

Processor Design (RISC)1990UK16Click here for an article on how ARM licenses its IP Intellectual Property for smartphones etc
CiscoNetworks1984USA5180Market leader in Switches and Routers
EricssonTelecommunications Equipment1876Sweden20100Ranked in top three with Huawei and Nokia in 2021
Company Info Page
Advertising2004USA11876In 2017, along with Google now paying tax in Australia. Both companies earn majority of online advertising revenue worldwide.
includes ICL-UK
Mainframes and Systems1935Japan25126
GoogleAdvertising1998 USA257186In 2017 with Facebook now paying tax in Australia. Both companies earn majority of online advertising revenue worldwide.
HP (Enterprise)Servers and Networks1939USA2860
HP (Inc.)Computers1939USA6351
HuaweiTelecommunications Equipment1987China100197Ranked in top three with Ericsson and Nokia in 2021
IBMMainframes and Systems1911USA57282
IntelProcessor (x86 / x64)1968USA79121
KyndrylInformation Systems (spinoff from IBM in 2021)2021USA1890In Australia EFTPOS machines, airline booking systems and mobile phone networks
MicrosoftSoftware1975USA198221Microsoft Timeline of Events

In 2019 sold to US private equity firm KKR

Accounting Software1991Australia0.240The 40,000 number includes their network of accountants, bookkeepers and other professional partners throughout Australia and New Zealand
MotorolaWalkie-Talkies1928USA818In 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 Services1884USA738
NokiaTelecommunications Equipment1865Finland2288Ranked in top three with Huawei and Ericsson in 2021
includes Sun Microsystems
Enterprise Software1977USA42143
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%)
1997 Cable & Wireless bought out Bell South
2001 Singtel bought out Cable & Wireless and Aussie companies
QuickBooksEnterprise Software1983USA914
SageEnterprise Software1981UK212
SalesforceEnterprise Software1999USA2673
SamsungComputers1938South Korea200287Samsung Electronics first opened in 1969
SAPEnterprise Software1972Germany27107
TelstraTelecommunications and ISP Internet Service Provider AU1901Australia20261901 PMG Postmaster General's Dept
1975 Telecom Australia (renamed as Telstra in 1993)
TencentAdvertising1998China86112Social Network and Gaming
TPG TelecomTelecommunications and ISP Internet Service Provider AU1986Australia56In 2020 TPG merged with Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA)
TSMCSemiconductor Foundry1987Taiwan5765Apple 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.

Click here for an article in 2021
Unisys includes Sperry & BurroughsMainframes and Systems1886USA217
Vodafone AustraliaTelecommunications (Mobile) and ISP Internet Service Provider AU2009Australia  2002 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.
Became a subsidiary of TPG Telecom in 2020
XeroAccounting Software2006New Zealand0.7304
ZTETelecommunications Equipment1985China1368Ranked a national security threat in June 2020 by US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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