January 11, 2022

4 Companies Leading the Way in Computer Science


  1. Microsoft
  2. Chronosphere
  3. Canva
  4. Alibaba Cloud

Computer Science is transforming the way we live, interact and transact in today’s digital world. It’s hard to believe that we once lived in an era where computers and digital technologies were not ubiquitous and instantaneous. Research has projected that technology workers in Australia alone will grow two times faster than other occupations by 2024. That is a total of approximately 809,000 tech workers and of this, nearly half will require some knowledge and skills in Computer Science.

Accelerated by the COVID-pandemic, this has called for organisations around the world to race against time in creating the latest, most efficient, most affordable products and services for the fickle market and digital adopters.

Here are four notable companies that are ahead and leading the way to the finish line in Computer Science:

#1 Microsoft

Started in: 1975

Based in: Redmond, Washington, United States, with global offices here.

Mission/ Goal: Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Founders: Bill Gates, Paul Allen

Recent News:

  • Kids enter ‘a whole new world’ as teachers use technology to help address inequity in schools, 9 Nov 2021: Read Here 
  • How computer science classes are building a better future for students in Juárez, Mexico, 13 Sept 2021: Read Here
  • Cloud ‘data bursts’ from space move astronauts closer to Mars — and improve life on Earth, 16 Aug 2021: Read Here

Explore our latest partnership news with Microsoft.

#2 Chronosphere

Started in: 2019

Based in: New York, United States, with other hubs.

Mission/ Goal: Chronsophere's mission is to redefine monitoring for the cloud-native world by building the world’s most scalable, reliable and customizable monitoring platform.

To successfully achieve the mission, they are focused on 3 main goals:

  • Develop amazing software
  • Build a world-class team
  • Partner with great customers

Founders: Martin Mao, Rob Skillington

Recent News: 

  • Chronosphere Releases Query Builder so Users Can Easily and Quickly Chart Prometheus Data in PromQL, 4 Nov 2021: Read Here
  • Chronosphere raises $200M at a $1B+ valuation for cloud-native monitoring, adds granular, distributed tracing to its dashboard, 8 Oct 2021: Read Here
  • Chronosphere Adds Breakthrough Distributed Tracing Capabilities to Observability Platform, Raises $200 Million in Funding, 7 Oct 2021: Read Here

Learn more about Chronosphere here.

#3 Canva

Started in: 2013, Perth, Australia

Based in: Sydney, Australia

Mission/ Goal: Canva is a free online visual communications and collaboration platform with a mission to empower everyone in the world to design. Featuring a simple drag-and-drop user interface and a vast range of templates ranging from presentations, social media graphics, posters, apparel to videos, plus a huge library of fonts, stock photography, illustrations, video footage, and audio clips, anyone can take an idea and create something beautiful. Canva is available on desktop, web, iOS, and Android.

Founders: Melanie Perkins, Cameron Adams, Cliff Obrecht

Recent News:  

  • Canva Wins 2021 App Store Award, 3 Dec 2021: Read Here
  • Design Your Future at Canva Create, 3 Nov 2021: Read Here
  • Canva Launches Video Suite to Empower Everyone to Create, Edit and Record Stunning Videos, 13 Oct 2021: Read Here

See more about Canva’s partnership piece here.

#4 Alibaba Cloud

Started in: 2009

Based in: Hangzhou, China, with global offices.

Mission/ Goal: Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (www.alibabacloud.com) is the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group. It offers a complete suite of cloud services to customers worldwide, including elastic computing, database, storage, network virtualization services, large-scale computing, security, management and application services, big data analytics, a machine learning platform and IoT services. Alibaba Cloud is China’s leading provider of public cloud services by revenue in 2019, including PaaS and IaaS services, according to IDC. Alibaba Group is the world’s third leading and Asia Pacific’s leading IaaS provider by revenue in 2020 in U.S. dollars, according to Gartner’s April 2021 report.

Founder: Jack Ma

Recent News:  

  • Alibaba Cloud Recognized for the First Time in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Network Firewalls, 7 Dec 2021: Read Here
  • Alibaba Cloud Bolsters Hong Kong Service Capabilities with Updated Eco Alliance and Expanded Delivery Hub, 24 Nov 2021: Read Here
  • Alibaba Cloud Reveals Innovations for a Sustainable and Inclusive 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, 16 Nov 2021: Read Here

Read our latest news with Alibaba Cloud.

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