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PC Advisor's IT Company Of The Decade

2000-2009 company winner revealed

The end of the first decade of the 21st Century marks a great time to take stock of a monumental decade in technology. Here are PC Advisor's companies of the decade: there can be only one winner.

The company of the decade: nominees

Microsoft

In any discussion of any recent decade, one company looms large: Microsoft. The world's biggest software company has never strayed far from the headlines in the past 10 years.

The decade started with the Redmond giant losing a monopoly court case against the US government, and ended with the release of Windows 7: PC Advisor's Product Of The Year 2009.

In the intervening years we've seen the launch of Windows XP and Windows Vista, the Xbox games console, and successive versions of the Office productivity suite. Bill Gates has reduced his role, affording greater exposure to Steve Ballmer and Ray Ozzie - which both have gratefully accepted.

Challengers such as Google, Apple and Mozilla have taken bites out of Microsoft's share of various markets, and all the while the legal wrangles continue, primarily with the EU.

But as the decade turns Windows 7 is set to give Microsoft several more years of desktop dominance, while products such as Microsoft Security Essentials and Office Web Apps are fighting back in areas not traditionally dominate by the company.

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Nokia

It really looks like the decade of the mobile device with not just Apple and RIM being nominated for Company Of The Decade but also Nokia. The world's largest manufacturer of mobile telephones, Nokia's global device market share was around 40 percent in 2009.

The Nokia brand is listed as the fifth most valuable global brand in the Interbrand/BusinessWeek Best Global Brands list of 2009. It is the number one brand in Asia and Europe, the 42nd most admirable company worldwide in Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies list of 2009, and the world's 85th largest company as measured by revenue in Fortune Global 500 list of 2009.

If you've owned a mobile phone this decade, you've almost certainly owned a Nokia.

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See also: PC Advisor's Person of the Decade

Product Of The Year 2009

PC Advisor's Technology Of The Decade

PAGE INDEX:

  1. Google
  2. Amazon & Apple
  3. ARM & Dell
  4. eBay & HP
  5. Microsoft & Nokia
  6. RIM (BlackBerry)


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