Since its founding in 1975, Microsoft has been a leader in this transformation. As a reflection of that role—and to help us focus on the opportunities that lie ahead—we have established and embraced a new corporate mission. Microsoft’s mission: To enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential.
Michael Dell started the company in 1984 with the revolutionary idea to sell custom built computers directly to the customer. With the power of direct marketing and Dell’s team of talented people, we are able to provide customers with superb value; high-quality, relevant technology; customized systems; superior service and support; and products and services that are easy to buy and use. Dell is the global market leader in intel based PC’s and servers.
Symantec is a global leader in providing software, appliances, and services to help individuals, small and mid-sized businesses, and large enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their most important asset — information.
Sophos believes in security through control. We offer complete protection and control to business, education and government organizations – defending against known and unknown malware, spyware, intrusions, unwanted applications, spam, and policy abuse, and providing comprehensive network access control (NAC).
Stanford University classmates Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard founded HP in 1939. The company’s first product, built in a Palo Alto garage, was an audio oscillator—an electronic test instrument used by sound engineers. One of HP’s first customers was Walt Disney Studios, which purchased eight oscillators to develop and test an innovative sound system for the movie Fantasia.