Started by Herman Hollerith as the Tabulating Machine Company in 1896 and later Incorporated on June 16, 1911 in the state of New York as the Computing - Tabulating - Recording Company (C-T-R), a consolidation of the Computing Scale Company, and The International Time Recording Company. In 1924 C-T-R adopted the name International Business Machines (IBM). Today, IBM is one of the most known and successful computer companies of the world.
Support Notice: Today, IBM is the manufacturer and developer of various computers, hardware products, software products, and services. If your computer is IBM compatible it is likely a Lenovo or PC clone and not an IBM computer.
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|IBM THINKPAD (Lenovo) Sales:||(877) 884-4658|
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February 16, 2011 - Watson, an IBM Super
computer beats the two best human Jeopardy players in a three day event with
a score greater than the two human players combined.
2005 - Lenovo completes the acquisition of IBM's Personal Computing Division.
December 08, 2004 - IBM sells its computing division to Lenovo Group for $1.75 billion.
December 31, 2002 - Hitachi closes deal to purchase IBM's hard drive operation for $2.05 billion.
August 04, 2002 - IBM acquires Pricewaterhouse Coopers Consulting.
November 2001 - IBM starts the Eclipse project.
August 14, 2001 - IBM stops selling AMD-based PCs in North America.
January 1, 1999 - All IBM antivirus technical support problems are now addressed through Symantec.
November 10, 1999 - IBM today announced the industry's largest resolution, production-level LCD monitor panel available.
December 5, 1995 - IBM unveils Deep Blue, a parallel computing system that will later play the World Chess Champion Gary Kasparov.
1986 - The AT or 101 key keyboard is introduced by IBM.
1984 - IBM's AT computer is introduced.
1984 - IBM introduces its portable computer, the IBM Portable weighing in at 30 pounds.
August 12, 1981 - IBM joins the computer race by introducing IBM 5150 PC that used the 4.77-MHz Intel 8088 processor, 16 kB base memory, and PC-DOS (MS-DOS) for the OS.
1980 - IBM hires Microsoft to develop versions of BASIC, FORTRAN, COBOL, and Pascal for the PC being developed by IBM.
July 27, 1961 - The first IBM Selectric typewriter is released.
1956 - On September 13, 1956 the IBM 305 RAMAC is the first computer to be shipped with a hard drive that contained 50 24-inch platters and was capable of storing 5 million characters and weighed a ton.
July 25, 1911 - IBM is granted its first patent #998,631.
October 11, 1907 - IBM files for its first U.S. patent, #998,631.