The Microsoft Business Division produces Microsoft Office including Microsoft Office 2016, the company’s line of office software. The software product includes Word (a word processor), Access (a relational database program), Excel (a spreadsheet program), Outlook (Groupware, frequently used with Exchange Server), PowerPoint (presentation software), Publisher (desktop publishing software) and Sharepoint. A number of other products were added later with the release of Office 2003 including Visio, Project, MapPoint, InfoPath and OneNote. The division also develops enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for companies under the Microsoft Dynamics brand. These include: Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, and Microsoft Dynamics SL. They are targeted at varying company types and countries, and limited to organizations with under 7,500 employees. Also included under the Dynamics brand is the customer relationship management software Microsoft Dynamics CRM, part of the Azure Services Platform.
Liu Chuanzhi founded Lenovo in 1984 with a group of ten engineers in Beijing with 200,000 yuan. Lenovo officially states that it was founded on 1 November 1984. The Chinese government approved Lenovo’s incorporation on the same day. Ji? X?f? , one of the founders of Lenovo, indicates the first meeting in preparation for starting the company was held on 17 October of the same year. Eleven people, the entirety of the initial staff, attended. Each of the founders was a middle-aged member of the Institute of Computing Technology attached to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The 200,000 yuan used as start-up capital was approved by Z?ng M?och?o. The name for the company agreed upon at this meeting was the Chinese Academy of Sciences Computer Technology Research Institute New Technology Development Company.
Michael Dell founded PC’s Limited while a student of the University of Texas at Austin. The dorm-room headquartered company sold IBM PC-compatible computers built from stock components. Dell dropped out of school to focus full-time on his fledgling business, after getting $1,000 in expansion-capital from his family. On October 12, 2015, Dell announced its intent to acquire the enterprise software and storage company EMC Corporation. 2016 merger with EMC At $67 billion, it has been labeled the “highest-valued tech acquisition in history. Dell advertisements have appeared in several types of media including television, the Internet, magazines, catalogs and newspapers. Some of Dell Inc’s marketing strategies include lowering prices at all times of the year, free bonus products (such as Dell printers), and free shipping to encourage more sales and stave off competitors. In 2006, Dell cut its prices in an effort to maintain its 19.2% market share. This also cut profit-margins by more than half, To maintain its low prices, Dell continues to accept most purchases of its products via the Internet and through the telephone network, and to move its customer-care division to India and El Salvador.
Fortinet was founded in Sunnyvale, California in 2000 by brothers Ken and Michael Xie. The founders had previously served in executive positions at NetScreen and ServGate respectively. The company was initially named Appligation Inc., then renamed to Appsecure in December 2000 and later renamed to Fortinet, based on the phrase “Fortified Networks.” It spent two years in research and development, before introducing its first product in 2002. Fortinet raised $13 million in private funding from 2000 to early 2003. An additional $30 million in financing was raised in August 2003, followed by $50 million in March 2004, reaching a total of $93 million in funding. According to Fortinet, its revenues grew ten-fold from 2002 to 2003. Its first channel program was established in October 2003. Westcon Canada started distributing FortiGate products in Canada in December 2003, which was followed by Norwood Adam in the UK in February 2004. The reseller program was re-organized in January 2006 and named “SOC in a BOX”. By 2004 Fortinet had offices in Asia, Europe and North America. In October 2005, a study by OpenNet found that Fortinet’s appliances were being used for internet censorship in Myanmar. Fortinet said its products are sold by third party resellers and it respects US embargoes, however photographs were found of a Fortinet salesperson with Burma’s Prime Minister.
Ratmir Timashev and Andrei Baronov founded Veeam in 2006. Timashev and Baronov had sold their previous IT management software company, Aelita Software Corporation, to Quest Software in 2004 Dell subsequently acquired Quest.
The first Veeam products, Veeam Monitor and Veeam Reporter, provided virtual-infrastructure monitoring, reporting, analysis and documentation. Later, in 2010, the company combined both products to form Veeam ONE. Veeam gained attention in 2007 with its free VM backup copy product, FastSCP which became a basis for building Veeam’s data-protection software for hardware virtualization.
In 2008, with 10 employees, the company released Veeam Backup & Replication, a tool that provided VMware vSphere VMs with incremental backups and image-based replication, with built-in data deduplication and compression. Veeam Backup & Replication started supporting Microsoft Hyper-V in 2012.
In 2014 Veeam held its first conference on data protection called “VeeamON”, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In 2015 Veeam extended its product line with a free backup utility for physical endpoints: Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE. This utility supports PCs running 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows OS and integrates with Veeam Backup & Replication. In the same year Veeam released Veeam FastSCP for Microsoft Azure, a tool for copying files between on-premises and Microsoft Azure VMs.At the end of 2015 Veeam had 2,000 employees. The company has a number of international offices, including regional headquarters for EMEA in Paris, France, for the Americas in Columbus, Ohio, for the Middle East in Dubai and for the Asia-Pacific region in Sydney, Australia.
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