Computing Movers and Shakers

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$US billion
(and other topics)
AmazonE-Commerce1994USA3861298In 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)
USAClick here to see Google compare itself to Amazon
Click here to see Wiki compare Google to Amazon and Microsoft
AMDProcessor (x86 / x64) 1969USA912IBM had insisted there be a "second-source" manufacturer for Intel's patented x86 chip.
AppleComputers1976USA274147Apple Timeline of Events
ARMProcessor Design (RISC)1990UK16Click here for an article on how ARM licenses its IP Intellectual Property for smartphones etc
CiscoNetworks1984USA4977Market leader in Switches and Routers
EricssonTelecommunications Equipment1876Sweden27100Ranked second behind Huawei with 27% market share in 2017
Company Info Page
Advertising2004USA8552In 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.
includes ICL-UK
Mainframes and Systems1935Japan32129
GoogleAdvertising1998 USA182140In 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 Networks1939USA2759
HP (Inc.)Computers1939USA5653
HuaweiTelecommunications Equipment1987China136197Ranked first with 28% market share in 2017
IBMMainframes and Systems1911USA73345
IntelProcessor (x86 / x64)1968USA77110
MicrosoftSoftware1975USA143166Microsoft 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-Talkies1928USA718In 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 Services1884USA636
NokiaTelecommunications Equipment1865Finland2898Ranked third behind Huawei and Ericsson with 23% market share in 2017
includes Sun Microsystems
Enterprise Software1977USA39135
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 Software1983USA610
SageEnterprise Software1981UK212
SalesforceEnterprise Software1999USA2160
SamsungComputers1938South Korea200287Samsung Electronics first opened in 1969
SAPEnterprise Software1972Germany33100
TelstraTelecommunications and ISP Internet Service Provider AU1901Australia20261901 PMG Postmaster General's Dept
1975 Telecom Australia (renamed as Telstra in 1993)
TencentAdvertising1998China7385Social Network and Gaming
TPG TelecomTelecommunications and ISP Internet Service Provider AU1986Australia35In 2020 TPG merged with Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA)
TSMCSemiconductor Foundry1987Taiwan4851Apple 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 Zealand0.613
ZTETelecommunications Equipment1985China1368Ranked fourth behind Huawei, Ericcson, Nokia with 13% market share in 2017

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