CONTRIBUTION AND MOTIVATION OF INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANISATION TOWORDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
- William Hendry " Bill" Gates III
- Born on October 28,1955
- American bussiness magnate, philanthropist, and chairaman of Microsoft
- Sofware company that he founded with Paul Allen
- One of the world's wealthiest people and the wealthiest overall 2009
- CEO and chief sofware architect, and remains the largest individual the shareholder with more than 8 percent of the comman stock.
- Authored or co-authored several books
- Microsoft founding in 1975
- Gates had primary responsibility for the compony's product strategy.
- Steve Paul Jobs
- born Febuary 24,1955
- American bussinessman, and co-founder, and CEO of Apple Inc.
- In late 1970s, Jobs with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, create one of the 1st commercially succesfull personal computers.
- early 1980s, Jobs was among the 1st to see the commecial potential of the mouse-driven graphical user interface.
- In 1985s, Jobs resigned from Apple and found NeXT
- NeXT's subsequent 1997 buyout by Apple Computer Inc.
- Jobs back to the compony he co-founded, and he served as its CEO since then
- Steve Jobs was listed as Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Businessman of 2007
- Linus Benedict Torvalds
- born December 28, 1969 in Helsinki, Finland
- Findland-Swedish software best engineer best known for having initiate the developement of the Linux Kernel.
- Later, he become the chift architect of the Linux Kernel, and now acts as the project's coordinator.
LINUS / LINUX CONNECTION
- Freax ( combination of "free","freak", and the letter X to indicate that it is a Unix-like system).
- But his friend Ari Lammke, who administered the FTP sever where the kernel was 1st hosted for downloading, named Torvalds' directory Linux.
- multinational tecnology corporation, develops, manufactures, sells, and support personal computers and other computer-related products.
- based in Round Rock, Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide.
- 1980s - 1990s the largest seller of PCs and severs. As of 2008 is held the second spot in computer sells within the industry behind Hewlett-Packard.
- Sells personal computers, severs, data storage devices, network switches, software, and computer peripherals
- In 2006, Fortune Magazine ranked Dell as the 25th-largest compony in the 500 list.
- American multinatinal corprationwhich design and manufatures consumer electronic and software products.
- the compony's best-known hardware products onclude Macintosh computers, the iPod and the iPhone. Mac OS X operating system, the iTunes media browser, the iLife suite of multimedia and cretivity sofware, the iWork suite of productivity sofware.
- establish in Cupertino, Carlifornia on April 1, 1976 and incorporated January 3, 1977, the compony was called "Apple Computer, Inc.
- After 30 years, the word "computer" drpped on 9January 9, 2007 to reflect the compony's ongoing expension into the electronic market.
- multinational vendor of computers, computers component, computers software, and information technology services.
- founded on Febuary 24, 1982.
- headquartered in Santa Clara, California( part of Silicon Valley)
- product include computer severs and workstation based on its own SPARC processer as well as AMD's Opteron and Intel's Xeon processer
- a suite products including the Solaris Operating System, developer tools, Web infrustructure software, and indentity management application.
- others are, Java platform. MySQL, and NFS.
- Sun is a proponent of open systems in general and Unix in particular, and a major contributor to open source software.
- On April 20, 2009, Sun and Oracle Cprporation announcrd that they entered into a defenitive agreement under which Oracle will acquireor $7.4 billion.
- the world largest semiconductor compony and the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors.
- Intel was founded on July 18, 1968, as IntegratedElectronics Corporation
- based in Santa Clara, Carlifornia, USA.
- Intel make motherboard chipsets, network cards and ICs, flash memory, graphics chips, embedded processor, and other debices related to communicationsand computing.
- founded semiconductor pioneer Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore and widely associated with the axecutive ledership and vision of Andrew Grove.
- Intel's successful "Intel Inside" advertising campaign of the 1990s made it and its Pentium processeor household names.
- Intel was an early developer af SRAM and DRAM memory chips, and this represented the majority of its bussiness until the early 1980s.
- In 1971, Intel created the firt commercial microprocessor chip
- During the 1990s, Intel invested heavily in new microprocessor design fostering the rapid growth of the PC industry.
- in 2009, Intel in rankings of the world's 100 most powerful brands published by Millward Brown Optimor showed the company's bra nd value rising 4 palces - from number 27 to number 23.
- is an American multinational semiconductor company
- based in Sunnyvale, Carlifornia
- develops computer processor ad related technologies for commercial and consumer market.
- Main products include microprocessors, motherboard chipsets, embeded processors and graphics processor for servers
- AMD is the 2nd largest global supplier of microprocessors based on the x86 architecture after Intel Corporation.
- 3th largest suppliers of graphics processing units, behind Intel and Nvidia.
- In 2007, AMD ranked eleventh among semiconductor manufacturers in term of revenue.