Every country in the world that aims to establish itself in the pack of global leaders, technology is the most dynamic sphere of industry and with it, they can secure their spot at the top.
It seems that technology has gotten the better of human civilization.
Here is a list of the top ten tech companies in the world, based on annual revenues reported.
10. SONY, JAPAN ($67.4 billion)
Sony started by manufacturing tape recorders in the second world war to become one of the most recognizable tech companies in the world today.
the Japanese tech giant expended itself in every possible form of technology meant for mass use, whether video games, motion pictures, telecom gadgets, cameras, televisions, and computers, sony has it all.
9.DELL,USA ($74 Billion)
Dell is a computer technology firm based in Round Rock in Texas has moved up the ladder of the world’s largest technology firm of the world after its recent acquisition of EMC Corporation. the brand of choice in the US for computers, peripherals, laptops, and smartphones. The Michael Dell founded company is also the third-largest PC vendor company that has been rendering its computer-related services as well.
8. IBM, USA ($160 Billion)
International Business Machine Corporation or IBM is one of the earliest names in the history of tech companies that has been reinventing itself with changing times. IBM’s growth could be attributed to the fact that it employs some of the best brains from all over the world in its think tank. The world owes much to IBM, inventors of some of the greatest inventions in the world to have served mankind such as automated teller machines (ATM), floppy disks, UPC bar code, magnetic stripe cards, etc. Also known as “Big Blue”, its former employees are Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook, Lenovo CEO Steve Ward, and also Alfred Amoroso, former chairman of Yahoo!
7. CISCO, USA ($147 Billion)
It’s an all-American tech company Cisco provides IT products and services across five major technology areas: Networking (including Ethernet, optical, wireless, and mobility), Security, Collaboration (including voice, video, and data), Data Center, and the Internet of Things.
Cisco continues to dominate the industry as the premier enterprise networking vendor. And it’s no surprise: Since the 1980s, Cisco has been one of the biggest global networking companies.
6. Intel, USA ($147 Billion)
Intel is still believed to be the pioneer of tech companies which has an insurmountable market share in the field of personal computer microprocessors. Intel has such names as Dell, Lenovo, and HP in the customer list which goes to show why Intel has remained the go-to tech company for more than five decades. Globally, Intel boasts a presence in countries like China and India, which are in the list of 64 other countries outside the US where the company has set up a state of excellence manufacturing plants.
5. Tencent, China ($181 Billion)
Tencent is the world’s largest video game vendor, as well as one of the most financially valuable companies It is among the largest social media, venture capital, and investment corporations. Its services include social networks, music, web portals, e-commerce, mobile games, internet services, payment systems, smartphones, and multiplayer online games. Offerings in China include the instant messenger Tencent QQ and WeChat, and one of the largest web portals, QQ.com.It also owns the majority of Global’s music services (Tencent Music Entertainment), with more than 700 million active users and 120 million paying subscribers.
4. Oracle, USA ($187 Billion)
Oracle Corporation took a giant leap in the year 2015 after having finished next to Microsoft as the second-largest software manufacturer. But even prior to this astounding feat, the Larry Ellison found company has served millions across the world by partnering with SAP. Oracle is one of the few companies that not only provide software service in its Oracle Cloud division but also integrated storage systems like Exadata database machine and Exalogic Elastic Cloud.
3. Microsoft, USA ($340 Billion)
Microsoft has led to the world believe that its line of computing system Microsoft Windows would never get replaced by any other OS in the years to come. An institution in itself; Microsoft’s main fields are computer hardware and software components along with digital distribution. Microsoft became a popular choice for many in terms of OS usage because of its lucidity and user-friendly interface. As a dominant force in the world of computers and laptops, Microsoft has also acquired Skype technologies and LinkedIn, a move that has led to its growth from office programming to social media at ease.
2. Alphabet “Google” , USA ($367 Billion)
The company’s rapid growth since incorporation has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions, and partnerships beyond Google‘s core search engine (Google Search).
It offers services designed for work and productivity (Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides), email (Gmail), scheduling and time management (Google Calendar), cloud storage (Google Drive), instant messaging, and video chat (Duo, Hangouts, Chat, and Meet), language translation (Google Translate), mapping and navigation (Google Maps, Waze, Google Earth, and Street View), podcast hosting (Google Podcasts), video sharing (YouTube), blog publishing (Blogger), note-taking (Google Keep and Google Jamboard), and photo organizing and editing (Google Photos).
The company leads the development of the Android mobile operating system, the Google Chrome web browser, and Chrome OS, a lightweight operating system based on the Chrome browser. Google has moved increasingly into hardware; from 2010 to 2015, it partnered with major electronics manufacturers in the production of its Nexus devices, and it released multiple hardware products in October 2016, including the Google Pixel line of smartphones, Google Home smart speaker, Google Wifi mesh wireless router, and Google Daydream virtual reality headset.
Google has also experimented with becoming an Internet carrier (Google Fiber, Google Fi, and Google Station).
1. Apple Inc. USA ($741.6 Billion)
Apple is the world’s largest technology company by revenue and one of the world’s most valuable companies. Apple is the world’s 4th-largest PC vendor by unit sales as of January 2021. It is also the world’s fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer.
In August 2018, Apple became the first publicly traded U.S. company to be valued at over $1 trillion[ and just two years later, in August 2020 became the first $2 trillion U.S. company.
Apple employs 147,000 full-time employees and maintains 510 retail stores in 25 countries as of 2020. It operates the iTunes Store, which is the world’s largest music retailer. As of January 2020, more than 1.5 billion Apple products are actively in use worldwide. The company also has a high level of brand loyalty and is ranked as the world’s most valuable brand.