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2/14/2011
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Global CIO: Is Apple Or IBM The #1 Most-Respected Large Corporation?

IBM and Apple held their high ground but HP and Cisco lost respect among money managers ranking the world's 100 largest corporations for Barron's.

While Oracle climbed from #39 to #27 and SAP moved up from #43 to #38, Cisco dropped from #9 to #15, while Hewlett-Packard tumbled from #25 to #59.

One of the most dramatic gains in money-manager respect was generated by Amazon, which placed #2 behind Apple after coming in last year at #10.

Other tech companies making the list: Google rose from #8 to #6; Intel slipped from #14 to #17; Qualcomm slipped from #28 to #33; Verizon rose from #51 to #45; AT&T rose to #74 from #81; NTT DoCoMo inched up from #77 to #75; and fast-growing China Mobile fell from #75 to #85.

Among other well-known global corporations, Toyota's troubles took it from #6 to #47; Goldman Sachs tumbled from #30 to #66; BP's disaster in the Gulf dropped it from #47 to #95; and McDonald's moved up in the Top 10 from #7 to #5.

The full list is here.

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GlobalCIO Bob Evans is senior VP and director of InformationWeek's Global CIO unit.

To find out more about Bob Evans, please visit his page.

For more Global CIO perspectives, check out Global CIO,
or write to Bob at bevans@techweb.com.

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