Do not be an exaggeration if we say that Microsoft is one of the most famous corporations in the world and probably the most famous in the IT industry. Broke in the early 80-ies of the last century, the first mass personal computers worked with the operating systems of the then little-known Microsoft. It took more than 30 years and now the operating system (OS) Windows are used on most PCs in the world. Currently, Microsoft is one of the largest transnational companies producing software for many types of computers. Here, personal computers, game consoles, PDAs, and smartphones. Also Microsoft has a unit for the production of game consoles Xbox, accessories for personal computers such as keyboard, mouse, etc.
Since 2012, the Corporation issues computers and tablets Surface I/II. Microsoft products are sold in more than 80 countries. The headquarters of the company is located in the city of Redmond, state of Washington USA. Currently, employees of the Corporation is about 90 thousand people around the world.
Microsoft also manufactures a variety of consumer electronics and these devices. Thus, the company produces the gaming console Xbox, which is the main competitor Sony PlayStation, which makes the Japanese Sony. Additionally, Microsoft produces numerous office equipment PC keyboards, computer mice, speakers, etc. recently the company also began to produce various gadgets – smart phones, tablet computers, etc. In particular, the high-tech giant produces its own Surface, and also produces the Lumia smartphones, which even bought in 2013, mobile business Nokia. However, the main activity remains the development, which brings up to 80% of all revenues and is a key segment in the business structure.