Is data really the new oil? It depends on the the point of view, of course. Cars will drive on electricity or hydrogen, but not on data. Homes won’t be heated by data, although data-centres can generate a lot of heat. The statement “data is the new oil” referred to the (financial) value of data in comparison to the value of oil in the past and probably the fact that data flows out spontaneously, like the oil did originally. That’s why our new series of blog-posts will deal with oil majors and tech giants – but not only! Indeed some of the companies in these industries belong to the largest in the world, but we should not forget about some manufacturers, like Samsung, Volkswagen and Toyota. Apple is considered to be a tech giant and a manufacturer at the same time.
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Looking at the size of the largest oil majors, tech giants and manufacturers, they all have annual revenues of over a hundred billion – up to fourhundred for Exxon Mobile – with one exception: the relative “dwarf” Facebook. The selection we will try and investigate doring the next months is:
Oil: Exxon Mobile, Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Chevron
Manufacturing: Toyota, Volkswagen, Samsung
Tech: Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft, Facebook
Every other week a company will be added to the 3D-graph, like it was done in the past for the automotive series. Instead of the “traditional” RPEA-series (Revenue, Profit, Equity, total Assets) we will visualise Revenue, Profit, total Liabilities and total Assets (RPLA) for a change.
New posts will be announced on Twitter: @AnRep3D Our Youtube-channel offers short explanatory movies on the 3D-graphs and the generator creating them. For more background, download our white-paper together with the 3D-graphs (html-format) discussed (available as zip). Or go to our website and download the free demo-package to try the 3D-graph generator yourself.