Microsoft is the world leader in computing software. The company’s core business is based on developing, manufacturing, and licensing software products, including operating systems, server applications, business and consumer applications, and software development tools, as well as Internet software, technologies, and services.
As of 2013, Microsoft is market dominant in both the PC operating system and office suite markets. With annual revenues of more than $32 billion, Microsoft continually evolves, being in the best position to accelerate new technologies as they emerge.
Hewlett-Packard is a provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises, including customers in the Government, health and education sectors.
HP provides one of the tech world’s most comprehensive portfolios of hardware, software, and services. Products include PCs, servers, storage devices, printers, and networking equipment. Its services unit offers IT and business process outsourcing, application development, consulting, systems integration, and other technology services.
HP generates software sales through enterprise IT management, data management, business intelligence, and carrier communications applications.