Microsoft’s scale in systems software
Previously in this series, we discussed Microsoft’s technical indicators. Now, let’s look at its value proposition among other system software companies in the United States. The systems software space comprises OS (operating systems), system and network management, and information management. Microsoft is a leading player in this segment with a majority of personal computers using Windows OS.
On July 18, 2017, Microsoft (MSFT) was the largest global player in terms of market capitalization, followed by Oracle (ORCL). IBM (IBM) was third in market capitalization. Salesforce (CRM) and SAP (SAP) are also leading players in this space.
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