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World's most valuable IT brands

Last updated on: May 8, 2012 08:38 IST

TCS, Infy, Wipro among world's most valuable IT brands

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Brand Finance assesses the dollar value of reputation, image and intellectual property of the world's leading companies.

Take a look at the world's top IT brands.

1. IBM

Brand value: $39,135 million
Brand rating: AA+
Market cap: $241,208 million

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York.

IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software, and it offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. 

The company was founded in 1911 as the Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation through a merger of three companies.

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Image: IBM building in Madrid.
Photographs: Wikimedia Commons.

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2. Hewlett-Packard

Brand value: $21,707 million
Brand rating: AA+
Market cap: $54,454 million

Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) is an American multinational information technology corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, California that provides products, technologies, software, solutions and services to consumers.

The world's leading PC manufacturer was founded in a garage in Palo Alto by William (Bill) Redington Hewlett and Dave Packard. 

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Image: Hewlett-Packard pavilion
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3. Accenture

Brand value: $6,853 million
Brand rating: AA
Market cap: $35,042 million

Accenture is a multinational management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

It is the largest consulting firm in the world with more than 244,000 employees across 120 countries.

The international company was first incorporated in Bermuda in 2001. Accenture is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the S&P 500.

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Image: Accenture building in Reston Town Center in Reston, Virginia.
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4. Tata Consultancy Services

Brand value: $4,068 million
Brand rating: AA
Market cap: $43,701 million 

A subsidiary of the Tata Group conglomerate, Tata Consultancy Services is a global IT services, business solutions and outsourcing company headquartered in Mumbai.

It is the largest Asia based provider of business process outsourcing services. TCS has been ranked at 20 in the list of top companies of India, by Fortune India 500 magazine.

It is the largest IT service company in India by revenue and market capitalisation.

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Image: Tata Consultancy Services, Madhapur, Hyderabad.
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5. Infosys

Brand value: $3,628 million
Brand rating: AA+
Market cap: $28,238 million

Infosys provides business consulting, technology, engineering and outsourcing services to help clients in over 30 countries.

It has offices in 29 countries and development centers in India, US, China, Australia, UK, Canada, Japan and many other countries.

Infosys Technologies headquartered in Bangalore is ranked at 27 in the Fortune India 500 list.

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Image: Dancing fountains at Infosys Bangalore campus.
Photographs: Nikhil Kulkarni/Wikimedia Commons.

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6. Capgemini

Brand value: $2,845 million
Brand rating: AA-
Market cap: $5,669 million

Capgemini is a French global IT services company, one of the world's largest management consulting, outsourcing and professional services companies with a staff of 115,000 operating in 40 countries.

The company was founded by Serge Kampf in 1967.

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7. CSC

Brand value: $2,180 million
Brand rating: AA-
Market cap: $5,901 million

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) is an American multinational provider of information technology (IT) and professional services headquartered in Virginia.

CSC serves Fortune Global 1000 companies in fifteen industries and national and local governments.

It employs about 93,000 people in 90 countries and ranks among the largest outsourcing companies in the world.

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Image: CSC Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia.
Photographs: Courtesy, CSC website.
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8. Atos

Brand value: $2,040 million
Brand rating: A+
Market cap: $4,388 million

Atos (formerly Atos Origin) is a French international IT services and consulting corporation based in Bezons, France.

It operates in 42 countries globally, with over 74,000 employees. The company, Europe's largest IT services firm, is listed on Euronext Paris and is a member of the CAC Mid 60 stock market index.

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Image: Atos staff.
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9. Cognizant Technology Solutions

Brand value: $1,798 million
Brand rating: AA-
Market cap: $19,296 million

Cognizant Technology Solutions is an American multinational provider of custom information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services.

It is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey, it is a member of NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500 and Fortune 500.

Cognizant has been named to Fortune magazine's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list for nine consecutive years, including 2011.

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Image: Francisco D'Souza, CEO, CTS.


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10. Wipro

Brand value: $1,769
Brand rating: A+
Market cap: $16,920 million

Wipro Limited is an Indian global IT services and consulting company headquartered in Bangalore.

Wipro is the second largest IT services company by turnover in India, employing about 135,920 people worldwide as of March 2012.

It provides outsourced research and development, infrastructure outsourcing, business process outsourcing (BPO) and business consulting services.

The company operates in three segments: IT services, IT products, consumer care and lighting.


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Photographs: Reuters.
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