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Computer manufacturers and software companies hire a wide range of IT professionals. Computer companies range from huge market leaders to small start-ups. In addition, there are thousands of small- to medium-sized companies that create specialized products, such as software to be used specifically to run corporate human resource departments. Large corporations in other industries are also major employers of computer professionals, who maintain their information systems (IS) or information technology (IT) departments. All companies and large organizations, such as banks, insurance companies, consumer products firms, media companies, and government agencies, have IS or IT departments. Consulting firms also hire many computer professionals to help them integrate the latest technology into their clients' business.