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  • Rank
    20
  • Prev Rank
    24
  • Industry
    Computer Software
  • Industry Rank
    4
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    4
  • Overall Score
    6.61
  • HQ Country
    USA
  • Website

The software giant climbs four spots after new CEO Satya Nadella took the reins and made aggressive moves into cloud-based software and completed the acquisition of smartphone maker Nokia. Though a restructuring resulted in more than 18,000 layoffs, Microsoft had a successful launch of free Office software for the Apple iPad and plans to release the new Windows 10 operating system in 2015.

Nine Key Attributes of Reputation

Innovation8
People management3
Use of corporate assets3
Social responsibility3
Quality of management4
Financial soundness1
Long-term investment value4
Quality of products / services6
Global competitiveness1