IBM

basic info

http://www.ibm.com106 Years Old
 New York, USAIT / ITES
10000+ EmployeesPublic company

IBM impact

431,212
Employees worldwide
6,000
Mobile consultants and experts
15B
Events monitored & managed each day by Security Operations Centers
30,000
Transactions, one z13 mainframe can perform per second
7534
Patents in 2014

about IBM

The International Business Machines Corporation (commonly referred to as IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology credits: en.wikipedia.org

vision

Solutions for a small planet credits: www.answers.com

mission

Strive to lead in the invention, development and manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, storage systems and microelectronics. credits: www.answers.com

IBM story

Jan-1911
The Start
The company originated as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) through a merger of the Tabulating Machine Company, the International Time Recording Company, and the Computing Scale Company. CTR was changed to "International Business Machines" in 1924, the initialism IBM followed. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jan-1935
US adopts IBM's punched card machines
The U.S. adopts Social Security and IBM's punched card machines to help with the massive record keeping required to keep tabs on tens of millions of Americans. credits: www.theatlantic.com
Jan-1944
Automated Sequence Controlled Calculator
IBM co-develops its first computer, the Automated Sequence Controlled Calculator aka Mark I, with Harvard University. It was used by the Navy to calculate gun trajectories. credits: www.theatlantic.com
Jan-1947
Developed Universal Product Code
IBM engineer George J. Laurer developed the Universal Product Code.The Universal Product Code (UPC) is a barcode symbology (i.e., a specific type of barcode) that is widely used in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and in other countries for tracking trade items in stores credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jan-1947
Expansion in the Gulf countries.
IBM opened its first office in Bahrain, as well as an office in Saudi Arabia to service the needs of the Arabian-American Oil Company that would grow to become Saudi Business Machines (SBM). credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jan-1952
Thomas J. Watson, Jr., became the president
Thomas J. Watson, Jr., became the president of the company, marking, by the company's own reckoning, the beginning of its time as a modern corporation. credits: www.theatlantic.com
Jan-1957
Developed FORTRAN
The FORTRAN (FORmula TRANslation) scientific programming language was developed. Fortran came to dominate the area of programming early on and has been in continuous use for over half a century in computationally intensive areas such as numerical weather prediction, finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, computational physics and computational chemistry credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jan-1963
Continues support of space exploration
IBM employees and computers helped NASA track the orbital flight of the Mercury astronauts.The latter half of the 1960s saw IBM continue its support of space exploration, participating in the 1965 Gemini flights, 1966 Saturn flights, and 1969 lunar mission. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jan-1964
Introduced the revolutionary IBM System/360
Announced the first computer system family, the revolutionary IBM System/360. It spanned the complete range of commercial and scientific applications from large to small, allowing companies for the first time to upgrade to models with greater computing capability without having to rewrite their application. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jan-1973
Introduced Barcode Reader
IBM introduced the IBM 3666, a laser-scanning point-of-sale barcode reader which become the backbone of retail checkouts. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jan-1980
Microsoft & IBM's Deal
Microsoft and IBM sign a deal to put the former's operating system on IBM computers. credits: www.theatlantic.com
Jan-1981
Introduced IBM PC
The IBM PC, originally designated IBM 5150, and it soon became an industry standard. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jan-1991
Sold Lexmark
Sold printer manufacturer Lexmark. Lexmark International, Inc. is an American corporation that manufactures laser printers and provides enterprise services. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jan-1996
Microsoft's market value passes that of IBM's
Microsoft's market value passes IBM's market value, as personal computing explodes, largely led by IBM's competitors like Dell and Compaq running Microsoft Windows. credits: www.theatlantic.com
Jan-1997
Computer defeated World Chess Champion
IBM Deep Blue beats Garry Kasparaov, marking the first time a computer had defeated a reigning world champion in a traditional match credits: www.theatlantic.com
Jan-2002
Acquired PwC consulting
Acquired PwC consulting. PricewaterhouseCoopers (trading as PwC) is a multinational professional services network. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jan-2005
Sold personal computer business to Lenovo & Acquired Micromuse
Sold its personal computer business to Lenovo, and in the same year it agreed to acquire Micromuse.Micromuse Inc. was an American company based in San Francisco which provided network management software. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jan-2006
Launched Secure Blue
Launched Secure Blue, a low-cost hardware design for data encryption that can be built into a microprocessor credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jan-2009
Award from the US Government
IBM's Blue Gene supercomputing program was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by U.S. President Barack Obama. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jan-2009
Acquired SPSS Inc. for $1.2 billion
Acquired software company SPSS Inc. for $1.2 billion in a move to expand its Information On Demand business portfolio credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jan-2011
Artificial intelligence program Watson
IBM gained worldwide attention for its artificial intelligence program Watson, which was exhibited on Jeopardy! where it won against game-show champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jan-2012
Acquired Texas Memory Systems
Announced that it had entered an agreement to buy Texas Memory Systems. Texas Memory Systems, Inc. (TMS) is a privately held American corporation that designs and manufacturers solid-state disks and digital signal processors. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Aug-2012
Bought Kenexa for $1.3 billion
Announced it has agreed to buy Kenexa, a recruiting and talent management software vendor, for $1.3 billion. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jun-2013
Acquired SoftLayer Technologies for around $2 billion
IBM acquired SoftLayer Technologies, a web hosting service, in a deal worth around $2 billion credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jan-2014
Investment of $1.2bn (£735m) into Data Centers
Announced plans to invest more than $1.2bn (£735m) into its data centers and cloud storage business. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jul-2014
Partnered with Apple Inc.
Announced a partnership with Apple Inc. in mobile enterprise credits: en.wikipedia.org
Aug-2014
Acquired business operations of Lighthouse Security Group
IBM announced it had acquired the business operations of Lighthouse Security Group, LLC, a premier cloud-security services provider. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Oct-2014
Offloading IBM Micro Electronics semiconductor manufacturing to GlobalFoundries
IBM announced that it would be offloading IBM Micro Electronics semiconductor manufacturing to GlobalFoundries, a leader in advanced technology manufacturing, citing that semiconductor manufacturing is a capital-intensive business which is challenging to operate without scale credits: en.wikipedia.org
Mar-2015
Internet of Things (IoT)
Announced plans to invest $3 billion over four years to establish an Internet of Things (IoT) unit, whose first task is to build a cloud-based open platform. credits: en.wikipedia.org

IBM products & services

Business Services

Management consulting expertise to optimize performance in every aspect of organization. Business Services: Application innovation, Business analytics & strategy,IBM Interactive Experience, All business services credits: www-935.ibm.com

Global Technology Services

Building and managing the backbone that powers the era of enterprise hybrid IT. Global Technology Services: Cloud Services, Mobility Services, Networking Services, Outsourcing and Managed Services, Resiliency Services, Security Services, Systems Services, Technical Support Services credits: www-935.ibm.com

Outsourcing services

Harnesses IBM’s expertise and market leadership as a collaborative outsourcing and managed services partner to give business a competitive edge. Outsourcing services: Application management, Global process services, IT infrastructure services, IT outsourcing credits: www-935.ibm.com

Training

With high-quality IBM Training content and the reach and experience of our Global Training Providers, one can develop a strong skills portfolio to grow your career and stay competitive in an ever-changing technical marketplace. Training: Offerings, Certification, Conferences & events credits: www-304.ibm.com

Additional services

Additional services: Systems lab services, Consulting alliances, IT services financing, Mobile enterprise services, Project financing, Working capital credits: www.ibm.com

Software

IBM offers integrated software and solutions for all of your business and organizational challenges. Softwares: Product finder,Business analytics (Cognos, SPSS), Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure (Tivoli), Downloads, Enterprise content management, IBM Platform Computing, Information management (DB2, Informix, InfoSphere), Lotus (collaboration), Rational (software and systems delivery), IBM Security, WebSphere (integration and optimization), z Systems software credits: www-01.ibm.com

Systems

For cloud. For big data and analytics. IBM middleware, z Systems servers, Power Systems servers and storage help engage with customers and partners, extend operations, and empower employees – because business outcomes matter. Systems: PureSystems, Power Systems (AIX, IBM i, Linux), z Systems mainframe, System x (xSeries), IBM Flex System and BladeCenter, UNIX servers, Systems software, System networking credits: www-03.ibm.com

Storage

Clients need to find a new way forward with their storage infrastructure and IBM is leading the way with IBM Spectrum Storage and IBM FlashSystem solutions. These transformational technologies are helping businesses make more money, spend less and move faster. Storage: Disk systems, Flash systems, Tape systems, Storage software, Storage area networks, Network attached storage credits: www-03.ibm.com

Additional products

Certified used servers and storage, Certified used PCs for businesses/schools, Point of sale, Semiconductors, Upgrades, accessories and parts, Hardware financing, Software financing, Financing for medium business credits: www.ibm.com

IBM team

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Virginia Rometty

Past: Senior Vice President and Group Executive, IBM SalesEducation : B.Sc-Northwestern UniversityLocation: New York
Senior Vice President, IBM Sales & Distribution

Colleen Arnold

Past: Senior Vice President, Application Management Services-IBMEducation : BS-Nazareth College, MBA-Syracuse UniversityLocation: San Diego
Managing Director-IBM India

Vanitha Narayanan

Past: Managing Partner - GBS ISA, Vice President, Sales & Distribution - India / South AsiaEducation : MBA-University of Madras, MBA-University of HoustonLocation: Banglore
Senior Advisor-India Enterprise, IBM India/ South Asia

Shanker Annaswamy

Past: GE HealthcareEducation : B.E-Madras University, Diploma in Business Management Education-All India Management AssociationLocation: Banglore

IBM office photos

Office

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IBM office locations

Hyderabad Office
IBM India, Survey No 64, AP 2C, Software Layout, Raheja IT Park, Mindspace, Madhapur, Hitech City
Hyderabad
Andhra Pradesh 500081
040 6695 6000
Pune Office
IBM India Pvt. Ltd., 4th Floor, Quadra-I, Opp. Magarpatta City, Hadapsar
Pune
Maharashtra 411028
020 3045 1000
Mumbai Office
IBM, Plot C-22, 4th Flr, IL&FS Financial Centre,, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra West
Mumbai
Maharashtra 400052
022 4058 9000
Bangalore Office
IBM India Pvt Ltd, No. 4/1, Tower D, 2nd & 3rd Floor, Dairy Circle, Bannerghatta Main Road
Bangalore
Karnataka 560029
080 4068 3438
Bengaluru Office
IBM, No.12, Subramanya Arcade, Bannerghatta Road
Bengaluru
Karnataka 560029
080 4068 3000
Pune Office
IBM, Congo Block 1.3, Embassy Tech Zone, Phase 2, Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park, Hinjawadi
Pune
Maharashtra 411057
020 4217 1999
New Delhi Office
IBM Research India, ISID Campus, Plot No. 4, Block C, Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj
New Delhi
Delhi 110070
011 6619 2100
Hyderabad Office
Ibm India Limited, 8-2-502/1/Ag, Uma Aishwarya House, Road No7 B, Banjara Hills, Banjara Hills
Hyderabad
Telangana 500034
040 2335 0260
Bengaluru Office
IBM, Manyata Embassy Park, Nagawara, Outer Ring Road
Bengaluru
Karnataka 560045
080 4020 4400
Gurgaon Office
IBM, Building No 8, Infinity Tower-A, Block A, 4th Floor, DLF Cyber City, Phase III, Sector 25
Gurgaon
Haryana 122002
0124 434 7000

IBM amusing facts

When you hear the words “antitrust lawsuit”, one company usually comes to mind: Microsoft. Yet ironically, IBM is in the record books for being involved in the most expensive and longest-running antitrust trial ever, which lasted 13 years with 2,500 depositions and over 50 million pages of documents. credits: www.supercompressor.com
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      When you hear the words “antitrust lawsuit”, one company usually comes to mind: Microsoft. Yet ironically, IBM is in the record books for being involved in the most expensive and longest-running antitrust trial ever, which lasted 13 years with 2,500 depositions and over 50 million pages of documents. credits: www.supercompressor.com
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      IBM has remained at the forefront of the health industry thanks to several revolutionary innovations that include the heart lung machine and first-ever continuous blood separator to treat leukemia patients. It’s even gone on to create a 3D avatar for the purpose of helping doctors visualize a patent's medical records credits: www.supercompressor.com
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      The new supercomputers supposedly carry 4,096 cores and can imitate one million human neurons and 256 million synapses, which serve as the biological building blocks of the brain. The first step of Skynet has just been completed! credits: www.supercompressor.com
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      Deeply involved in the Apollo missions, IBM assigned over 4,000 employees to man computer systems to help NASA track the orbital flight of the Mercury astronauts. The computers had around 4K of ram. credits: www.supercompressor.com
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      Before Apple revolutionized the mobile landscape with the iPhone, IBM proved it was way beyond the curve when it released the Simon Personal Communicator in 1994. Yes, the massive handset lacked web browser support, but it featured email access and the ability to send faxes. credits: www.supercompressor.com
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      For most of the 20th century,walking into the IBM offices was supposedly like being transported into the Mad Men universe, as all the men were forced to wear “pin-striped suits, white button-down shirts, rep ties and wing-tipped shoes.” Although the company’s fashion stylings eventually switched up over the years to accommodate a more business casual look. credits: www.supercompressor.com
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      IBM first demonstrated the prowess of artificial intelligence when it made the chess computer “Deep Blue,” which the entire world watched beat renowned champion Gary Kasparov. Almost 14 years later, it developed another machine dubbed “Watson” that competed and destroyed two champions on Jeopardy. credits: www.supercompressor.com
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      You thought the search engine leviathan spoiled their employees? IBM’s been doing it since 1914—being one of the first to provide group life insurance, survivor benefits, and special training programs for the disabled, while also creating employee sports teams and the Quarter Century Club to commemorate those who’ve put in 25 years with the corporation. credits: www.supercompressor.com
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      The classic ThinkPad Butterfly keyboard design was inspired by a puzzle.An IBM researcher actually came up with the foldable keyboard design when helping his daughter solve a puzzle. credits: www.supercompressor.com
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      According to author Edwin Black, who wrote the book IBM and the Holocaust, the company assisted Hitler’s Third Reich by leasing and servicing over 2,000 of its multi-machine sets. IBM also developed a punch card machine used by the Nazis that supposedly allowed them to automate the persecution of the Jews. Opinion was divided as to whether they bore responsibility. credits: www.supercompressor.com
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      No one knows the value of research and development more than IBM. It’s devoted billions to the future of computing chips, spending about six percent of its revenue. credits: www.supercompressor.com
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      Most of today’s companies have adopted a more eco-friendly approach to their business operations, though IBM was an early trendsetter. It became the first to issue a corporate policy on environmental affairs more than a few decades ago. credits: www.supercompressor.com
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      Every wondered how games like Gears of War, Super Mario Galaxy or Uncharted were even made playable? Look underneath the hood of your Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii or Sony PS3 and notice the company’s processors served as driving force of these machines. credits: www.supercompressor.com

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