How Technology Has Changed The World Today Essay

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Technology in the world today is changing as fast as data travels through its fiber optic transport cables. Microsoft has been in the industry from the beginning of the personnel computer boom and has had many ventures along its path. It began in 1975 when Bill Gates and Paul Allen successfully manipulated a software program that was meant for use on main frame servers and modified it to be used on personal computers. This was the beginning of what we know today as
Microsoft and through the years they have continued to develop operating systems, software applications and many other innovating products that lead the industry in sales. “As a result, by the mid-1990s Microsoft, which became a publicly owned corporation in 1986, had become one of the most powerful and profitable companies in American history. It consistently earned profits of 25 cents on every sales dollar, an astonishing record. In the company’s 1996 fiscal year, it topped
$2 billion in net income for the first time, and its unbroken string of profits continued, even during the Great Recession of 2008–09 (its net income had grown to more than $14 billion by fiscal year
2009)” (M. Hall, & P. Zachary, June 2015).
The personal computer operating system was Microsoft’s first successful product that became an everyday household item for the majority of the world and the evolution of it has included MS-Dos which was a command driven application. Next came Windows 3.0 which introduced the first Microsoft Graphic User…

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