Originally started by Herman Hollerith as the Tabulating Machine Company in 1896. The company was later part of a merge arranged by Charles R. Flint that merged the International Time Recording Company, Computing Scale Company, and the Tabulating Machine Company on June 16, 1911, as the C-T-R (Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company).
In 1924, C-T-R adopted the name IBM (International Business Machines). Today, IBM is one of the most well-known and successful computer companies in the world and is sometimes called Big Blue.
Anyone who had worked at IBM is known as an IBMer.
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.
|Lotus phone:||(800) 553-4270|
|IBM sales:||(800) 746-7426|
|IBM Thinkpad (Lenovo) sales:||Refer to Lenovo|
|IBM antivirus||Refer to Symantec|
|Websites:||IBM official website|
1133 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, New York 10604
IBM PC Company
11400 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78758
IBM Parts Order Center
6300 Diagonal Highway
Boulder, CO 80301
IBM National Publications
4800 Falls of The Neause
Raleigh, NC 27609
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IBM news and history
January 29, 2016 - IBM purchased the Weather Company's product and technology assets.
February 16, 2011 - Watson, an IBM supercomputer, beats the two best human Jeopardy players in a three-day event with a score greater than the two human players combined.
2005 - Lenovo completed the acquisition of IBM's Personal Computing Division.
August 04, 2002 - IBM acquired Pricewaterhouse Coopers Consulting.
August 14, 2001 - IBM stops selling AMD-based PCs in North America.
July 1999 - IBM acquired Sequent Computer Systems.
January 1, 1999 - All IBM antivirus technical support problems should now be addressed through Symantec.
November 10, 1999 - IBM today announced the industry's largest resolution, production-level LCD monitor panel available.
1998 - IBM acquired CommQuest Technologies, a company that designed and marketed advanced semiconductors for wireless communications applications, such as cellular phones. CommQuest becomes a unit of IBM's Microelectronics Division.
1996 - IBM and Edmark Corporation, a developer and publisher of consumer and education software, complete a merger.
1995 - Lotus became a part of IBM, making IBM the world's largest software company.
1994 - A number of IBM personal systems products were brought to market in 1994, including the IBM Aptiva Personal Computer.
1993 - IBM and Catapult, Inc. announce that IBM had acquired sole ownership of Catapult, a provider of training in personal computer end-user software.
1992 - The IBM Personal Computer Company was formed as a separate operating unit to focus exclusively on delivering leadership PC products. Within weeks of its formation, the new unit introduces more than 80 new products.
1992 - IBM's storage products business was named ADSTAR.
1986 - The AT or 101 key keyboard was introduced by IBM.
1984 - IBM introduces its portable computer, the IBM Portable weighing in at 30-pounds.
1984 - IBM discontinues marketing biomedical products, and sold its blood processing equipment business to COBE Laboratories Inc.
1984 - IBM's AT computer was introduced.
1970 - IBM introduced the System/370 that included the use of virtual memory and utilized memory chips instead of magnetic core technology. The family of computers were also able to run the earlier System/360 programs.
April 7, 1964 - IBM introduced its System/360, the first of its computers to use interchangeable software and peripheral equipment. The system also incorporated IBM-designed Solid Logic Technology (SLT) microelectronics and uses the same programming instructions. The concept of a compatible "family" of computers transforms the industry.
1964 - IBM acquired a new subsidiary, Science Research Associates Inc., a Chicago publisher of education, test and guidance materials.
July 27, 1961 - The first IBM Selectric typewriter was released.
1958 - IBM sold the Time Equipment Division to Simplex Time Recorder Co., exiting one of its original lines of business.
1956 - On September 13, 1956, the IBM 305 RAMAC was the first computer to be shipped with a hard drive. The hard drive contained 50 24-inch platters and was capable of storing 5 million characters and weighed a ton.
1937 - IBM introduced the IBM Type 805 International Test Scoring Machine, giving rise to the familiar "fill-in-the-bubble" test score sheets (OMR). The test-scorer, primarily designed by Reynold Johnson, uses the conductivity of pencil marks to sense correct and incorrect answers.
1934 - The Dayton Scale Division of IBM was sold to the Hobart Manufacturing Company as IBM exited one of its original lines of business.
1933 - IBM was reorganized. The Tabulating Machine Company, International Time Recording Company, Dayton Scale Company, Ticketograph Company and International Scale Company become IBM divisions.
1932 - IBM acquired the National Counting Scale Company.
1924 - C-T-R adopted the name IBM (International Business Machines).
July 25, 1911 - IBM was granted its first patent #998,631.
June 16, 1911 - Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company was incorporated.
October 11, 1907 - IBM filed for its first U.S. patent, #998,631.
1888 - Dr. Alexander Dey invented the first dial recorder. Dey's business was one of the building blocks of C-T-R (that became IBM).