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Comparative Analysis of Oracle Corporation and Microsoft Corporation Complete one paragraph profiling each company's business including information such as a brief history, where they are located, number of employees, the products they sell, etc. Please reference any websites you used used for the Profiles on the Bibliography tab. Tootsie Roll Industries began in a small candy store in New York in 1896. Tootsie Roll is now headquartered in Chicago with operations throughout North America and with distribution channels in over 75 countries. Tootsie Roll has 2,200 full-time employees. Tootsie Roll sells the following branded candy: Tootsie Roll, Tootsie Roll Pop, Charms Blow Pop, Mason Dots, Andes, Sugar Daddy, Charleston Chew, Double Bubble, Razzles, Caramel Apple Pop, and Junior Mints. Tootsie Roll had 2007 net product sales of $493 million. Microsoft Business Division ("MBD") develops and markets software and services designed to increase personal, team, and organization productivity. MBD offerings include the Microsoft Office system (comprising mainly Office, SharePoint, Exchange and Lync), which generates over 90% of MBD revenue, and Microsoft Dynamics business solutions. We evaluate MBD results based upon the nature of the end user in two primary parts: business revenue, which includes Microsoft Office system revenue generated through volume licensing agreements and Microsoft Dynamics revenue; and consumer revenue, which includes revenue from retail packaged product sales and OEM revenue. Today Oracle is the gold standard for database technology and applications in enterprises throughout the worldthe company is the world's leading supplier of information management software and the world's second largest independent software company. And Oracle's complete portfolio of servers, storage, software, and networking products are engineered to work together to deliver
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