IBM Logo – International Business Machines (IBM) is a company multinational U.S. of technology and consultancy based in Armonk, New York. IBM manufactures and markets hardware and software for computers, and offers services in infrastructure, Internet hosting and consulting in a wide range of areas related to computing, from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.
The company was founded in 1911 as the Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation, the result of the merger of four companies: the Tabulating Machine Company, the International Time Recording Company, the Computing Scale Corporation, and the Bundy Manufacturing Company. CTR adopted the name International Business Machines in 1924, using a name previously appointed a subsidiary of CTR in Canada, and later in South America.
In 2011, the magazine Fortune ranked IBM as number 18 in the United States in terms of size, and the # 7 in terms of profits. Overall, the company was ranked as number 31 in terms of size by Forbes in 2011 by the number of employees (more than 425,000 people are known as “IBMers”) is the second largest in the world second only to Walmart (in over 200 countries, with occupations including scientists, engineers, consultants and sales professionals.
IBM holds more patents than any other technology company in the U.S., and has nine research laboratories worldwide. Your employees have received five Nobel Prizes, four Turing Awards, nine National Medals of Technology, five National Medals of Science. The IBM famous inventions include the cash machine, the disk, the hard disk, the magnetic stripe, the relational model, the Universal Product Code, the ” Financial swap “the SABRE airline reservation system, DRAM, and the system of artificial intelligence Watson.