Microsoft's ambitions are anything but small. The world's No. 1 software company provides a variety of products and services, including its Windows operating systems and Office software suite. The company has expanded into markets such as video game consoles, servers and storage software, and digital music players.
Cisco enables people and businesses to make powerful connections. Cisco hardware, software, and services are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible - providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of Stanford University computer scientists. Since the company's inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. Today, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions in the company's core development areas of routing and switching, as well as in advanced technologies.
Oracle, the enterprise software giant, provides a range of tools for managing business data, supporting business operations, facilitating collaboration and developing applications. Oracle also offers business applications for data warehousing, customer relationship management, and supply-chain management. In recent years, the company has aggressively used acquisitions to expand its product lines, including the purchases of PeopleSoft, Siebel Systems, Hyperion Solutions, BEA Systems and Sun Microsystems.
Dell is the world's No. 1 direct-sale computer vendor and provides a broad range of computer products for the consumer and enterprise markets. In addition to a full line of desktop and notebook PCs, Dell offers network servers, workstations, storage systems, printers, projectors and Ethernet switches. The company also markets third-party software and peripherals. Dell's growing services unit provides systems integration, support, and training.
Hewlett-Packard provides enterprise and consumer customers a full range of high-tech equipment, including personal computers, servers, storage devices, printers and networking equipment. Its software portfolio includes operating systems, print management tools, and OpenView, a suite that encompasses application, business, network infrastructure, and product lifecycle management. HP also boasts an IT service organization that is among the largest in the world.
CPanel is a leading provider of control panel software for Web hosting. Its software makes it possible for millions of people to configure Web and other servers all around the world. Data center operators also use its tools to provide top-notch hosting to customers. CPanel has been setting the standard for web hosting automation ever since 1997.
Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses and service providers across all major hardware and operating systems. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with 900 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company offers a wide range of virtualization and automation solutions to help individuals and organizations of all sizes realize the benefits of optimized computing.