Microsoft vs Verizon

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Microsoft
Based on 1547 reviews.
Verizon
Based on 4 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.Verizon Communications Inc., branded as Verizon, is an American broadband and telecommunications company, the largest U.S. wireless communications service provider as of September 2014, but is incorporated in Delaware. What eventually became Verizon was founded as Bell Atlantic, which was one of the seven Baby Bells that were formed after AT&T Corporation was forced to relinquish its control of the Bell System by order of the Justice Department of the United States. Bell Atlantic came into existence in 1984 with a footprint from New Jersey to Virginia, with each area having a separate operating company.
Sample Customers
Lync Online [EOL]: Adventist Health System,Cargill, and Sungard.
Skype for Business: EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services,LA Fitness, MedcoEnergi International, Tampa General Hospital, and HopewellHoldings Limited.
Microsoft Unified Communications as a Service: Swisscom
Windows Azure CDN: NORAD, Agreeya Mobility
Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium: PresenceHealth, Walsh Construction
Azure DNS: M-Files
Azure Site Recovery: Russell Reynolds Associates, Union Insurance, Rackspace
Verizon Disaster Recovery Services: Wan Hai Lines
Verizon Unified Communications as a Service: State University of New York at Oswego
Verizon EdgeCast: Janet
BlueJeans Rooms: Pernod Ricard
BlueJeans Meetings: Criteo, Seattle Children's Hospital, The Wharton School, Wikia, Telit, Epilepsy, NENW, IPENZ, Medanta, Mphasis, Royal Academy of Dance, Wharton, Red Hat, HKS Architects, Forum of the Future, Commonfund
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Top Industries
Computer Software Company
36%
Comms Service Provider
13%
Government
6%
Media Company
6%
Computer Software Company
31%
Comms Service Provider
18%
Media Company
14%
K 12 Educational Company Or School
7%
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