Software 500 in 2012

Overall growth for the Software 500 companies is up 17% from the past year, reached $643.6 billion. Cloud computing is a new sector this year, with 5 companies in it. The top eight ranked companies stayed in the same order this year. IBM, Microsft, HP, Oracle, Accenture, EMC, SAP, and Computer Sciences Corp. IBM continues to be the largest employer with 433,362, a reduction of more than 30,500 position, and revenue is $84.8 billion, compare last year $78.7, maybe the increase is due to the lay-off. But the number of employees in all software 500 is doubled since 2003, from 2173716 to 4495407. IBM and Microsoft kept first two places over 10 years. The 3rd place was EDS (Electronic Data systems) was acquired by HP in 2008, so now the 3rd place is HP.


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