Tech companies have infiltrated nearly every area of our lives, from the software we use every day to the mobile devices we carry with us everywhere we go, and even to the ways we stay in touch with our friends and family. But what are the tech companies having the biggest impact on our world today?
You’re bound to come across, or use, products and services from of these IT companies on a regular basis. They’re the 25 biggest tech companies on the 2017 Fortune 500 list.
Biggest IT Companies on the Fortune 500
- Apple – Rank: 3
Chances are good you or someone you know uses an Apple device, whether that’s an iPhone, iPad, or MacBook.
- AT&T – Rank: 9
AT&T is one of the largest U.S. mobile service providers, plus they offer TV services through DirecTV.
- Amazon– Rank: 12
Amazon might be the best-known shopping portal online, where you can purchase just about anything you can imagine.
- Verizon – Rank: 14
Verizon is another major mobile phone service, through Verizon Wireless, though they also provide home phone and television services as well.
- Alphabet – Rank: 27
Alphabet may be best known as the parent company of Google, after its 2015 restructuring.
- Microsoft – Rank: 28
You’ve likely used Microsoft Windows or Office software at some point, but they also own the Outlook email service, Skype, and operate in the mobile phone space as well as offer hardware like the Surface Pro.
- Comcast – Rank: 31
Comcast is one of the largest U.S. cable companies which also offers internet services, and is a major player in the media industry through NBCUniversal.
- IBM – Rank: 32
IBM offers innovative cloud-based services to businesses, and is largely known these days for Watson, it’s innovative AI platform for businesses, letting users interact with technology more naturally.
- Dell Technologies – Rank: 31
The Dell name might be most associated with PCs, but their merger with EMC also makes them a major player in data storage and infrastructure.
- Intel – Rank: 47
Intel makes the processors you’ll find in many computers.
- Hewlett Packard – Rank: 59
Hewlett Packard Enterprise offers enterprise products and services to companies.
- Cisco – Rank: 60
Cisco is best known for manufacturing networking hardware.
- HP Inc. – Rank: 61
HP Inc., which split from the former Hewlett-Packard Company (along with Hewlett Packard Enterprise) manufactures printers and PCs.
- Oracle – Rank: 81
Oracle is an enterprise IT company, best known for Oracle Database.
- Charter Communications – Rank: 96
Charter Communications is a large telecommunications company offering Spectrum’s cable, internet, and telephone services.
- Facebook – Rank: 98
Facebook is one of the most popular social networking sites in the world.
- Tech Data – Rank: 107
Tech Data is a distributor of technology products, helping other tech brands get their products to market through retailers.
- Avnet – Rank: 108
Avnet is the country’s largest distributor of electronic components.
- Arrow Electronics – Rank: 118
Arrow Electronics is the country’s second largest distributor of electronic components, after Avnet.
- Qualcomm – Rank: 119
Qualcomm is a mobile chip manufacturer making much of its money through licensing its intellectual property to device manufacturers.
- CenturyLink – Rank: 160
CenturyLink is a U.S. telecommunications company – the third largest after AT&T and Verizon.
- Xerox – Rank: 162
Xerox is best known as a manufacturer of photocopiers, printers, and multi-function devices with those and similar features.
- Synnex – Rank: 198
Synnex offers B2B IT distribution services as well as data center servers and storage solutions through its Hyve Solutions division.
- CDW – Rank: 199
CDW provides technology services (hardware, software, cloud services, security, data center solutions and more) to business, government, education, and healthcare clients.
- Cognizant Technology Solutions – Rank: 205
Cognizant provides IT services and consulting around mobile computing, analytics, BPO and testing.
Have any of these big tech companies had an impact in your life or business? Where do you think the future of IT companies is going in years to come? Share your stories and thoughts with us in the comments.