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Technology is an increasingly global game. In fact, out of all the S&P 500 sectors, technology brings in the largest chunk of its revenues internationally: 57%. Not surprising when you think of global names like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Intel (NASDAQ:INTC).
Some companies would rather stay home than go big, though, and one such example is Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU). Intuit is the name behind familiar products like TurboTax and Quickboooks, providing business and financial management technology for small businesses and consumers.
The company has increased earnings by over 20% the last three years, and is expected to post another double-digit gain in the coming year. That growth has been organic, too, with revenue climbing for 12 consecutive quarters. In 2013, Intuit is expected to do more than $120 billion of sales.