Under Construction: Extreme restructure in
Don't worry, you'll like the result.
Not exactly in alphabetical order. All comments are merely
my unsupported opinion unless based on their promotional copy contained the
the sites linked herein.
This page is for corporations which are so diversified or global as to defy
Some people are getting tired of getting lost in the maze of interlinkages I
have developed. I guess some folks can't appreciate a floating-form
metaindex, and probably can't surf real oceans all that well either
<grin>. For those individuals locked into a linear mindset, there is
now a top-down Business Categories Meta-Index
Page. This also helps to combine several duplicate entries.
All Internetworking and Connectivity providers have been moved to the
InterNetWorking Page, except where they have
larger subsidiaries not primarily concerned with data-internetworking.
Please take a look at the InterNetWorking Page.
The world, as has been said, pivots upon an axis which is greased by
cash. It's also been said, follow the money. Here's some of it, in no
particular order just yet.
- Earth Operations Central Business Meta-Index
- Investment, Banking and Development.
- Law Firms.
- Real Estate and Property.
- InterNetworking. Some of the most
prominent corporations are listed below. If you don't see them there, follow
- Graphics, Imaging, Modelling and Sensing.
This page references remote sensing/imaging, modelling and instrumentation.
- Parts Houses. Cards, ICs, IC design
US-Based Transnationals and Homegrown
- American Information Systems. A huge
internet provider, lots of content.
- APCO Associates Inc., an
international Public-Affairs firm. Issues management, government relations,
grass-roots campaigns, international marketing and research, etc
- Applied 3D. A CAD/CAM/NCC
- Ashland, Inc. Petrochemicals and
Inc. Visualization, Modelling, and Simulation.
- The Boeing Co. They make
airplanes. Big ones. Lots of big ones.
- Brite Voice Systems. Speech
Recognition and other voice-interactive products and systems.
- BASF Corporation. If I remember
right, these are the people who developed magnetic recording tape and a
whole host of other technical innovations.
- Chevron. Petroleum production,
refining, and distribution.
- Deere & Company. Great riding
mowers, tractors, forklifts and other things. You might be surprised; take a
- Digital Equipment Corporation.
Tough call on this one; Digital runs the
Altavista Web Index Engine, which
is one of the crowning achievements of artificial stupidity, which as we all
know is the essential and necessary precursor to artificial intelligence.
This system has everything indexed, but so far as I can tell, it doesn't
really relate things to other things that well. Can't be long though,
Digital produces some of the finest midframes in the business, and their
Alpha 64-bit machines are reputedly about the best thing you could have
sitting under your desk. But unfortunately, they also make the much-reviled
VAX and related software, which allows very good computing but unfortunately
drives all of their operators into one or another form of complete
madness (grin, that's a joke, son).
- DuPont. Better things for better
living. This global chemicals and manufacturing company brought you Teflon
(tm)(r), among other things. Always a world leader in polymer chemistry.
- Ford Motor Company. Among other
things, they make automobiles.
- General Analytics. Not really sure.
- General Electric. You may have heard
- GeoWorks. They are leading the
way in graphic user-interface operating systems Personal Digital Assistants. Check out their
GEOS page; this is another
facet of the future that you want to keep your eye on and your money in.
- GPU, the holding company for some
huge Northeastern Electrical generation facilities, among other things.
- Hewlett-Packard. I
can think of few finer companies than Hewlett-Packard. They've been leading
the way in electronics and especially in large-scale-integration since the
inception of the discipline. They make probably the best laser-printers in the
world. They've been driving the leading edge for a long time. These are the
guys that the rest of the world copies. Buy their stock and do it right now.
And they make a wonderful little beltcom.
- Herring-Newman. Advertising!
Hmmm, maybe I can get a job. Naaah, I got no imagination and am about as
creative as a lump of shelf-fungus growing on a dead log. Besides, I have
absolutely no ways with words.
- This link will stay right next to the ad agency
links. they should be talking to each other very very closely. Take a look
at Inktomi. This might be a good place
to drop a few bucks.
- Intel. These are the guys who
started the whole Microprocessor revolution. As I recall, their 8088 chip
was originally intended to provide a little intelligence for dumb terminals,
and wound up turning the whole dataprocessing industry on its head.
- Innolog Corporation. I have no
earthly idea. Blank page... I'll have to check back later.
- McAfee. World leader in PC
- Microsystems Software. They
make access-control software to keep kids off of the Internet. They also
have a nice line of
software products for the disabled!
- Monsanto Corp. Fibers, Crop
Protection, Searle Pharmaceuticals, Ortho Insecticides.
- Motorola. One of the world's leading
manufacturers and suppliers of semiconductors, wireless communications
products, electronics systems, etc. A very big and very reputable company.
- National Information Systems Unix
Industry Homepage. Home of the Accent Server.
- Newbridge Corp. ATM, LAN and
WAN solutions. Very multinational.
- Nichols Research Corporation.
Optics, sensors, and video, primarily for military and government.
- Northrup-Grumman. Very big in
military aviation, defense electronics, and civilian aviation.
- Oracle. A leader (some would say
the standards-setter) in information storage, retrieval, and management.
Also, please see their new Networked
Computer pages, and then go read my new novel.
- PRC/Litton. A large systems and
software integrations division of Litton Industries, these folks do a lot of
government contracting. They have a sensible approach to supplying the
government with its future needs. Take a look at their Super-Mini page!
- Rohm & Haas makes a wide
variety of polymers and monomers, agricultural chemicals, and pharmaceutical
- Slumberger. Management, Measurement,
Communications and Remote Sensing.
- SRI, Inc., does lots of systems and
artificial-intelligence research, development and support, among other
things. They also have an intersting biopharmaceuticals division.
- Sun Microsystems. These are, in my
estimation, the people who really made the internet happen. They've
led the way in workstations, inventing the concept, I do believe, and if you
want raw blistering affordable processing power, you can't go wrong with a
Sun Micro product. They invented the JAVA language, among other things, and
between Java, Solaris and their new ULTRASparc workstations, Sun Micro is a
sure bet for being the next blue-chip standard by which others are judged.
And they have a butt-kicking Java page located off of the above-cited URL.
- Sybase makes products
for generation, manipulation and maintenance of "data warehouses", immense
- Texas Instruments. Right up there with
Hewlett-Packard in the forefront of the digital revolution. They made some
of the first affordable calculators and digital wristwatches. They nearly
went bust as a result of a premature entry into the personal computer
market. They now, as they say, mostly concentrate on the technology building
blocks and systems that will bring life to the digital revolution.
- United Technologies. Subsidiaries
include Otis, the elevator people; Pratt & Whitney; Carrier; Sikorsky;
and Hamilton Standard. An industry giant.
- Unicom. Parent corporation of
Commonwealth Edison, among other things. They supply the electricity to
Chicago, among other things.
- Unocal. Oil, chemicals, 76-brand
gasoline and automotive products, geothermal power, etc.
- Western Atlas. I have no idea. But
this is an amazing little page if you like Java!
- Xerox Business Systems
Canadian. Xerox may well have been the first proper noun to be 'verbed'
in the English language. Whatever else might be said about them, they're
certainly the world's foremost name in document reproduction and should soon
be the foremost firm in document generation systems. A clear leader on the
forefront of the technological and information revolutions. Also please see
their Palo Alto Research
Center (PARC) Project pages. PARC, by the way, probably has more
brainpower floating around than you ever imagined could work for a copier
- Visit the Science Page.
- Visit the Medicine Page.
- Visit the Transnational Page.
- Visit the Space Page.
- Go back to the EarthOps homepage.