IBM Company Profile – Resources To Tell The Whole Story
November 6, 2019 655 views
A Collection of Resources To Tell The Story of IBM
Big Blue (IBM) employs over 350,000 People, known as “IBMers” worldwide. It brought us what many consider the first smartphone, “Simon Brick Phone,” before apple dominated the industry. IBMs technology and computers helped the USA put the first man on the moon. Also, an interesting fact is that five IBM employees won the Nobel Peace Prize.
In 1896 Big Blue was founded in New York City by Charles Ranlett Flint under the name of ‘Tabulating Machine Company.’
In 1911 it was incorporated under the name of ‘Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company.’ It wasn’t until 1924 when it finally became IBM “International Business Machines.” Beating the name “International Business and Pleasure Machines.”
Under the leadership of Thomas Watson, he led the company into the leading American manufacturer of punch-card tabulating systems for governments and businesses.
In 1933 IBM entered into the field of electric typewriters by purchasing, Electromatic Typewriters, Inc.
It was in 1952 under the leadership of Watson’s son, Thomas Watson, Jr. when he pushed for office calculating machines. By 1960 it was producing 70 percent of the world’s computers.
In 2008, IBM became the first company in US history to have over 4,000 patents acquired in a calendar year.
Some of IBM Inventions Include:
The ATM – Automated Teller Machine
DRAM – Dynamic Random Access Memory
The floppy disk
The Hard Disk Drive
SABRE Airline Reservation System – Semi-Automated Business Research Environment
Scanning Tunneling Microscope
UPC – Universal Product Code
Watson – Artificial Intelligence
Magnetic Stripe Technology
More in the resources to follow
IBM is currently working on a system called IBM Q System One, which is a Quantum computer. This type of computing allows the solution to problems that regular computers would not be able to solve or take years to solve.
IBM has contributed so much to today’s world and will continue to do so. Have a look at the abundance of resources in this post to get the complete story of this tech giant
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