In a computer Internet and computer savvy generation thoughts of Microsoft appear almost synonymous with success. NASDAQ has alluded to a consideration that Microsoft may very well be one of the best companies in America in an article on Sept. 19, 2014. Even though many people often associate Microsoft with “old tech,” it has been pointed out by NASDAQ that the company ranks among the world’s largest and most well-respected software firms.
The vast majority of personal computers worldwide are powered by Microsoft’s Windows operating system. Microsoft’s Windows business certainly generates a lot of business worldwide. The firm is also well respected for its Office productivity suites along with its server and cloud solutions. Microsoft has also been aggressively moving into consumer-oriented hardware such as gaming consoles, tablets, and smartphones.
Furthermore, it appears Microsoft actually does good for the world. According to a report from Forrester Research which claims to measure customer experience, Microsoft is now actually just ahead of Apple with a score of 82 indicating good customer experience. Microsoft also employs more than 128,000 employees worldwide. The firm also creates a lot of jobs for scientists and engineers due to the sophisticated nature of the products it develops. Microsoft has also invested in renewable energy projects and it has 2,288 solar panels located at its Mountain View, California campus.
The strength of Microsoft’s stock has been a reflection of how well the firm is doing and how popular it is. 24/7 Wall St reports Microsoft shares are up 43 percent. Last year Microsoft’s shares rose 43 percent in comparison to 21 percent for the NASDAQ. Overall Microsoft actually ranks among the best companies in the world. Investors, employees and customers alike should feel good about dealing with Microsoft.