Heim Microsoft Microsoft er ekki lítið fyrirtæki

Microsoft er ekki lítið fyrirtæki

eftir Jón Ólafsson

Microsoft uppfæra reglulega vefsíðu sem þeir halda úti sem heitir einfaldlega Microsoft by the Numbers en þarna eru helstu stærðir tengdar Microsoft teknar saman. Þetta skiptir flesta svo sem litlu máli en áhugavert að skoða hvað reksturinn er fjölbreyttur og hvað tekjustraumur fyrirtækisins kemur úr mögum áttum.

Þar má t.d. sjá að

  • Það er búið að sækja Office fyrir iPad 45 milljón sinnum
  • SharePoint veltir tveimur milljörðum dollara á ári.
  • Það eru samtals 525.000 forrit í Windows og Windows Phone markaðnum
  • Það eru 1.2 milljarður manna sem nota Microsoft Office en það er 1 af hverjum 7 jarðarbúa.
  • Það eru 48 milljónir Xbox notenda
  • Rúmlega 250 milljónir notenda á OneDrive.com
  • Það eru 400 milljónir sem nota Outlook.com póstþjónustuna


Hér eru mun fleiri staðreyndir sem ég leyfi mér að birta á ensku..


Microsoft by the Numbers – A collection of statistics about Microsoft products and services.

  • The Office for iPad apps have been downloaded more than 45 million times.
  • There are more than 2 million Visual Studio Online users.
  • Microsoft’s fiber optic network could stretch to the moon and back – three times over.
  • Two hundred and forty-six million people with sight loss face daily challenges getting around. Microsoft is developing technology to help change that.
  • SharePoint is now a $2+ billion business.
  • Microsoft Azure is available in 140 countries.
  • Bing for Schools brings ad-free search to classrooms across the country.
  • There are more than 525,000 apps in the Windows and Windows Phone Stores combined. Hundreds more are added every day.
  • There are more than 6 million .NET users.
  • Microsoft opened the first data center on its Redmond, Washington campus in 1989.
  • Microsoft donates an average of $2 million a day in software to more than 70,000 nonprofits around the world.
  • Researchers interviewed six real celebrity personal assistants to help identify the most essential traits for Cortana, Windows Phone’s digital personal assistant.
  • Office 365 Home and Personal have a combined 7.1 million subscribers.
  • Bing indexes more than 2 billion Facebook status updates and half a billion tweets every single day.
  • More than 20 percent of Azure virtual machines run on Linux.
  • One and a half billion people use Windows every day.
  • More than 250 million people use OneDrive.
  • Eighty percent of the Fortune 500 are on the Microsoft Cloud.
  • Seven of the top ten Fortune 500 companies use Microsoft Dynamics.
  • More than 1.2 billion people use Office. That’s one in seven people on the planet.
  • Skype users make an average of 50 billion minutes of calls per month.
  • Microsoft’s employee Giving campaign has donated $1 billion to more than 31,000 charities.
  • More than 1 million people are victims of cybercrime every day. Microsoft’s Cybercrime Center helps them fight back.
  • Xbox Live has more than 48 million members in 41 countries.
  • If you were to line up pixels from all the aerial imagery within Bing Maps, you could make four round trips to Venus with pixels to spare.
  • Forty percent of Azure revenue comes from startups and ISVs.
  • Enterprise social network Yammer has more than 8 million registered users.
  • Outlook.com has more than 400 million active users.
  • Microsoft’s YouthSpark program has helped more than 227 million young people.
  • Microsoft spent $1.9 billion working with suppliers that are minority-, disabled-, veteran-, and woman-owned businesses in fiscal year 2013.
  • More than 1.65 million students from more than 190 countries have participated in Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology competition.
  • Microsoft employees consume about 4 million cups of tea each year on campus. Green tea is the most popular, with more than 1.1 million packets used annually.
  • Internet Explorer’s usage share on desktop devices was more than 58 percent worldwide in September 2014. (Source: Net Market Share.)
  • Microsoft Research scientists have won more than 320 major awards, including the Turing Award, MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, MIT Technology Review’s TR35 Award, the Draper Prize, IEEE John von Neumann Medal, IEEE Piore Award, the Kyoto Prize, multiple Oscars and a British knighthood.
  • 85 percent of Fortune 500 companies use Yammer.
  • The Microsoft Art Collection includes 4,728 pieces, including a chandelier by Dale Chihuly and a piece of the Berlin Wall. It’s one of the largest corporate art collections in the world.
  • The Microsoft Partner Network includes over 430,000 organizations with more than 160 million mutual customers worldwide.
  • Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM business now serves more than 3.5 million users and nearly 40,000 customers.
  • Fifty-seven percent of Fortune 500 companies use Microsoft Azure. On average, more than 1,000 new customers sign up for Microsoft Azure every day.
  • Microsoft employees eat about 1 million sandwiches each year in campus cafeterias. The most popular sandwich is the turkey club – 225,000 are eaten annually.
  • Microsoft’s modular data centers consume 50 percent less energy than traditional data centers.

Tekið saman af Microsoft 13 nóvember 2014


Heimild:  Microsoft By Number  (PDF)


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