Microsoft Indirectly Employs Millions
Microsoft has about 80,000 employees, but the company supports far more people
than that -- 1,800 times more, according to research
. Microsoft-related jobs account for over 40 percent of all IT
I tend to believe these numbers as they were nailed down by John Gantz, an
analyst I've respected since I got into this business 23 years ago.
Of course, the fact that it's Microsoft is almost irrelevant; almost any software
infrastructure vendor would have a flourishing ecosystem.
Posted by Doug Barney on 10/22/2007 at 1:15 PM