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Microsoft
Based on 3424 reviews.
Mitel
Based on 17 reviews.
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Overview
Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.Mitel Networks is a high-tech company providing unified communications solutions for business. The company previously produced TDM PBX systems and applications but after a change in ownership in 2001 now focuses almost entirely on Voice-over-IP products. Mitel is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, with offices, partners and resellers worldwide. Michael Cowpland and Terry Matthews founded Mitel in 1972. Conventionally, its name is regarded as a combination of the founders' first names and their first product - MIke and TErry's Lawnmowers. Cowpland is quoted as stating that it stands for MIke and Terry's Electronics, whereas Matthews confirmed the lawnmower acronym during an interview on BBC Radio 4's "The Bottom Line" in May 2011.
Sample Customers
Skype for Business
EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services,LA Fitness, MedcoEnergi International, Tampa General Hospital, and HopewellHoldings Limited.
Microsoft Unified Communications as a Service
Swisscom
ShoreTel M5 Unified Communications as a Service
Access Homehealth, Adrian College, All Erection Crane and Rental Corporation, Allied Telesis, Amarillo Independent School District, Anthony & Sylvan Pools, AP+M, Aquent, Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School, Auditoria Superior de la Ciudad
Mitel MiCollab
Hyatt Hotels, Make-A-Wish America, Netflix, Smile Doctors, Geo Foundation
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Top Industries
Computer Software Company
26%
Comms Service Provider
20%
Government
6%
Financial Services Firm
6%
Comms Service Provider
32%
Computer Software Company
18%
Government
7%
Energy/Utilities Company
5%
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