Embracing New Technology and Investing in Innovation - Spreadsheet
Based on the scope requirement of this research, there are at least 20 technology companies located in the San Francisco Bay/Silicon Valley area that mentioned investing in the latest technology, innovation initiatives, or collaboration software in their latest annual reports to shareholders. The relevant phrases in the annual report of each company are indicated in the linked spreadsheet.
COMPANIES investing in innovation
Twenty technology companies located in the Bay Area or within the Silicon Valley were derived from The Silicon Valley 150 Ranking Report. These companies are more likely to invest in technological innovation initiatives due to the nature of their businesses.
The twenty companies found were Apple, Alphabet, Hewlett-Packard Inc., Cisco Systems, Oracle, Facebook, PayPal Holdings Inc., eBay Inc., Salesforce, VMware, Synnex Corporation, Sanmina Corporation, Adobe Systems Incorporated, NetApp, Yahoo! Inc., Juniper Networks Inc., Intuit Inc., Electronic Arts Inc., Symantec and Equinix.
Based on their latest annual reports to the shareholders, the companies included phrases implying that they have invested in innovation initiatives or have embraced new technologies. The excerpts included may not be exactly the phrases "embracing new technology" or "investing in innovation" but based on the research criteria, this should be acceptable.
Furthermore, only Cisco, Oracle, Salesforce, VMware, Synnex, Adobe Systems, and Equinix mentioned about collaboration technologies.
The other companies just implied connecting resources through their technology or mentioned a different type of innovation or technology altogether.
Included also in the linked spreadsheet are multiple phrases or sentences that covered the required innovation or technology references from the annual reports of each company. This will provide additional options on the best phrase or sentence that will be more applicable for the intended purpose of this research. The excerpts are also direct copies and not paraphrased as per the required criteria. All the links to the annual reports of the companies are included in the linked spreadsheet.
Twenty technology companies that are situated in the San Francisco Bay or Silicon Valley area have statements in their latest annual shareholder reports about embracing new technology or investing in innovation. All of these excerpts are summarized in this research.