Indian IT firms together, not even half the size of Apple, Microsoft
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Indian IT firms together, not even half the size of Apple, Microsoft

Monday, 31 May 2010, 03:05 Hrs   |    7 Comments
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Indian IT firms together, not even half the size of Apple, Microsoft
New Delhi: Microsoft and Apple are in a see-saw like situation for past one month on who is bigger than the other. But, when it comes to their comparison with Indian firms, all the technology firms here, taken together, are not even half the size of either of the two global giants.

At the last count, Apple, maker of iPod music players, iPhone mobile phones and iPad notebooks, emerged winner with an 8-billion dollar lead over Microsoft, on whose Windows software most of the computers run across the world.

This is in terms of market capitalisation, the stock market valuation of the two companies. While Microsoft has enjoyed its top position as the world's most valuable technology firm for many years, about a month ago also, it has conceded this position to Apple for just a day.

But, Apple has again climbed back to the top slot and has been there for three consecutive days now, attaining a market cap of 234 billion dollars. Microsoft is ranked second with 226.11 billion dollars.

At the same time, Indian companies stand nowhere, even collectively, and there can be no comparison at all on individual levels.

The top 10 IT companies comprising the BSE IT index currently command a combined market cap of little over 100 billion dollars (Rs 4,76,530 crore). This is less than half of the marketcap of either Apple or Microsoft.

The most valued Indian IT firm Infosys has a market valuation of just 28.17 billion dollars (Rs 1,30,468.63 crore) as on May 28 on the Bombay Stock Exchange.

While, another domestic IT firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)' market valuation is around 9.5 billion dollars (Rs 44,008.11 crore).

On Wednesday last week, Apple had surpassed Microsoft as the most valued technology entity with a market capitalisation of USD 222.12 billion. On that day, Microsoft's valuation touched USD 219.18 billion.

The emergence of Apple as the most valued technology firm also reflects the gradual shift of consumers to latest hand-held devices from the days of personal computers. Apple's products include iPhone, iPod and iPad.
Source: PTI
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Posted by:weight loss plan - 29 Nov, 2010
2: Is it? Anyway they giants in the industry. But one day, for sure, the Indian firms will become the industry leaders:-)
Posted by:Ankit - 30 May, 2010
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weight loss plan Replied to: Ankit - 29 Nov, 2010
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Exactly Ankit. I'll go with your line. Apart from IT, Indians are showing their power, intelligence and wealth by acquiring several international companies. God's grace India will be super power very soon.India - All the best.
Sri Replied to: Ankit - 31 May, 2010
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weight loss plan Replied to: Sri - 29 Nov, 2010
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The main issue is the quality of higher education system in india. Apple and Microsoft have access to graduates from caltech, berkley, stanford, MIt and host of other top and second ranked universities. In India due to stiff government regulation on teachers payscales etc, no private university of international standard has come up and IIts which are of intnl standard are stifled by buereaucracy and red-tape. The solution is to de-regulate indian education sector. If universities charge high fees and make profits let govt tax them to help the underpriveleged.
Tarun Replied to: Ankit - 30 May, 2010
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weight loss plan Replied to: Tarun - 29 Nov, 2010
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