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
"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
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'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
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.