International Business Machines jackson kercher

Overview

Traditional "8 bar" logo

International Business Machines (IBM) is an American technology company based out of New York. In the last 20 years IBM has evolved from a computer sales based company into an array of services such as cloud computing, research, IT infrastructure, and data analysis.

  • Started with simple machines
  • Stated selling computers in the 1960s
  • Success intensified with the Personal Computer
  • CEO Thomas Watson was vital to success

THOMAS WATSON

"All of the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think."
  • Driving force behind IBM's monolithic growth
  • From 1914-1956 crafted IBM from small company to international firm
  • "THINK" motto is large part of IBM company culture today

COMPANY CULTURE

Inside IBM's Japan office
  • Enviornment of thinking and crativity
  • Stays close to its roots, considered a very professional company
  • "Classic suit and tie" dress code

IBM TODAY

IBM's Watson famously defeats its human opponents on Jeopardy.
  • Very different today than 20 years ago
  • Sold its hardware sales division to Lenovo in 2005
  • Now focused on software and services
  • Artificial Intelligence program "Watson" gaining international attention

WHY IBM?

IBM's technology focus and innovative company culture have entranced employees for decades

IBM is a fantastic company to work for, being praised by Fortune magazine as the #1 company for leaders, and the #5 most admired company worldwide. IBM hosts numerous data analysis and IT infrastructure departments, something that majorly interests me as an Information Systems major. A kingdom for thinkers and innovators, IBM has always been a company focused on moving ahead. Moving ahead at such a rapid speed sounds fascinating and is something I would like to be a part of.

REFERENCES

  • http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/index.wss?lnk=fab
  • https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2016/12/13/we-need-fill-new-collar-jobs-employers-demand-ibms-rometty/95382248/
  • https://www.ibm.com/ibm/us/en/?lnk=fab

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