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CGS 1060 - Project 2 JD Edwards & Co. Microsoft Corp. Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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1 CGS Project 2 JD Edwards & Co. Microsoft Corp. Sun Microsystems, Inc.

2 J.D. Edwards & Co. Founded in 1977 –Started by Jack Thompson, Dan Gregory and Ed McVaney in Denver, Colorado Supplies business software for computers Serves over 6,500 customers Annual revenues of nearly $1 billion

3 J. D. Edwards & Co. Management – CEO: Bob Dutkowsky – CFO: Rick Allen – CTO: Mike Madden – CMO: Les Wyatt

4 J. D. Edwards & Co. COMPANY TIMELINE DATEEVENT March 1977 Software development company founded Spring 1981 First branch office opens in Dallas, Texas June 1990 First International office opens in Brussels, Belgium January 1991 Earns over $100 million dollars in total revenues May 2002 The latest product, J.D. Edwards 5, is introduced

5 Microsoft Corp. The world’s biggest software company –More than 50,000 employees in over 50 countries Also supplies business software for computers Invested more than $23 billion dollars in R&D during the last 10 years Annual revenues of nearly $1 billion

6 Microsoft Corp. Management – Chief Executive Officer: Steve Ballmer – Chief Software Architect: Bill Gates

7 Microsoft Corp. COMPANY TIMELINE DATEEVENT 1975 Microsoft founded 1978 Year-end sales exceed $1 million 1981 MS-DOS created for the IBM PC 1985 Windows hits the market 1986 Public stock trading begins 1997 Internet Explorer 4.0 introduced 2000 Microsoft reaches 25 th anniversary

8 Sun Microsystems, Inc. Vision: –Computers that can ‘talk’ to each other no matter who builds them Developer of the Java language Began in 1982 –Started by four individuals

9 Sun Microsystems, Inc. Management – CEO, President, and Chairman: Scott McNealy – Corporate Executive Officer: Bill Joy – Executive VP: Crawford Beveridge – CIO: H. William Howard

10 Sun Microsystems, Inc. COMPANY TIMELINE DATEEVENT 1982 Sun Microsystems get underway 1983 Operations begin in Europe 1987 Develops alliance with AT&T 1988 Reaches $1 billion in revenue 1993 Makes its debut in the Fortune Java--the first universal software platform-- is formed 2002 World’s largest data warehouse created from Sun-tested framework

11 Company Comparison Table

12 Company Comparison Chart


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