Information Builders vs Microsoft

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Information Builders
Based on 15 reviews.
Microsoft
Based on 793 reviews.
Overview
Information Builders is a privately held software company, with its headquarters in New York City. Information Builders is known for its business intelligence tools FOCUS and WebFOCUS. Information Builders was founded in 1975 by Gerald D. Cohen, Peter Mittelman, and Martin B. Slagowitz. Their founding product was the database system called FOCUS. Information Builders is one of the world's largest privately held software firms.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.
Sample Customers
iWay Universal Adapter Framework: RBC, City of Cincinnati, Pershing, Brotherhood Mutual, Friends University, Nationwide, City of Richardson, Cetera Financial Group
iWay Data Hub: Ford Motor Company, City of Erlanger, Kentucky Police Dept., Helzberg Diamond Inc.
iWay EIM Suite: ICA Fluor, Prym Consumer, Estonia Police Department, Guelph General Hospital (GGH), Kansas City Police Department (KCPD)
iWay DataMigrator: Estonia Police Department
Information Builders WebFOCUS: Ace Hardware, AutoZone, Fred Hutch, MasterCard, OFS Brands, PostFinance, Real D, Yellow Pages, ABC Financial, AcuSport, BBVA, Babcock
SSIS: PKP Energetyka, UniCredit Bank, Mostar, waldwasser, Ashok leyland, Florida Atlantic University, Stadt Frankfurt am Main
Microsoft BI: Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.
Cortana Intelligence Suite: Kellogg School of Management, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Microsoft MDS: ETA a.s., Apeejay Surrendra Group, Blue Star Infotech, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation, The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, New Belgium Brewing
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Top Industries
Financial Services Firm
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Marketing Services Firm
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Government
12%
Healthcare Company
11%
Financial Services Firm
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Manufacturing Company
7%
Comms Service Provider
7%
Healthcare Company
6%
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