What are the top 10 biggest information technology companies?

Advances in technology over the past century have given rise to an ever-increasing number of information technology companies.

Information technology companies are involved in electronics, computer hardware, computer software, computer services, and the internet.

This article provides details on what the biggest information technology companies are based on their annual revenue, it also includes some company background information.

The top 10 biggest information technology companies:

1. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Annual revenue: 201.10 trillion Won ($188.15 billion USD)
Company type: Public
Number of employees: 221,726
Headquarters: Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Current CEO: Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon

Samsung mainly focuses on producing electronic equipment and products – on a consumer and also industrial level. The company is well known for manufacturing personal computers, monitors, televisions,  and home appliances. Samsung also has operations that create telecommunications systems and Internet access network systems.

2. Apple Inc.

Annual revenue: $170.910 billion USD
Company type: Public
Number of employees: 80,000
Headquarters: Apple Campus, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California, USA
Current CEO: Timothy Donald Cook

Apple Inc. is a major personal computer designer and manufacturer. The company also focuses on  producing mobile devices (the iPhone), providing networking solutions, and software development. Apple sells its products via its online site, Apple retail stores, and third-party resellers.

 3. Hewlett-Packard Company

Annual revenue: $112.298 billion USD
Company type: Public
Number of employees: 331,800
Headquarters: Palo Alto, California, USA
Current CEO: Meg Whitman

Hewlett-Packard Company provides computer systems, printing systems, and IT services worldwide. The company produces scanners, copiers, computers, printers, storage devices, and other computing products.

4. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. (Foxconn)

Annual revenue: NT$3.22 trillion ($110 billion USD)
Company type: Public
Number of employees: 1.2 million
Headquarters: Tucheng District, New Taipei, Taiwan
Current CEO: Terry Gou

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. (Foxconn) is one of the biggest contract manufacturing services in the world. The company mainly focuses on the fields of heat transfer, nanotechnology, material sciences, wireless connectivity, and green manufacturing process.

5. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Annual revenue: $104.5 billion USD
Company type: Public
Number of employees: 435,000
Headquarters: Endicott, New York, USA
Current CEO: Virginia Marie Rometty

IBM provides: Global Technology Services (GTS), Global Business Services (GBS), Software, Systems and Technology and Global Financing.

6. Hitachi, Ltd.

Annual revenue: ¥9.665 trillion (117.8 billion USD)
Company type: Public
Number of employees: 323,520
Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
Current CEO: Hiroaki Nakanishi

Hitachi focuses on the following fields: power systems, infrastructure systems, rail systems, urban planning and development systems, defense systems, and information & telecommunication systems.

7. Panasonic

Annual revenue: $87.945 billion USD
Company type: Public
Number of employees: 293,742
Headquarters: Osaka, Japan
Current CEO: Kazuhiro Tsuga

Panasonic is one of the largest electronic product manufacturers in the world, producing computers, televisions, audio equipment, cameras, and home appliances. Panasonic is comprised of over 634 companies.

8. Microsoft Corporation

Annual revenue: $77.85 billion USD
Company type: Public
Number of employees: 100,518
Headquarters: Redmond, Washington, USA
Current CEO: Steve Ballmer

Microsoft has eight different business divisions: Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft Business Solutions, Microsoft Office Division, Online Services Division, Server and Tools Division, Skype, Windows & Windows Live Division, Windows Phone Division.

9. Amazon.com

Annual revenue: $61.09 billion USD
Company type: Public
Number of employees: 109,800
Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, USA
Current CEO: Jeffrey Preston Bezos

Amazon.com is a website where one can buy millions of new and used items (from computers to books). The company also provides cloud infrastructure services.

10. Dell Inc.

Annual revenue: $56.94 billion USD
Company type: Private
Number of employees: 108,800
Headquarters: Round Rock, Texas, USA
Current CEO: Michael Saul Dell

Dell is a privately owned multinational computer company that develops and sells computers and computer related products.

This “top 10 biggest information technology companies article uses financial data reports from 2012 to make fair comparisons.

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