International Business Machines better known as IBM was incorporated June, 1911 and has grown to one of the top global IT companies today. The company is also known as a pioneer in growth and development of computer and information technology.
IBM manufactures computer hardware and software, and provides a wide range of computer related and IT services.
IBM's growth has been parallel to computers and IT, and is generally regarded as a pioneer of the industry. Today, IBM's main lines of business are:
- Manufacture and marketing of computer hardware and software.
- Consulting Services
- IT Services
In 2006, IBM's turnover was $91.40 billion with profits of $9.40 billion. IBM's total assets were worth $103.20 billion.
Research & Development
IBM has a tremendous track record in research:
- As many as five employees of IBM have won the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Eight research laboratories across the world
- The most technology patents
Assets and Infrastructure
IBM has a widespread global presence with sophisticated research and development centers in:
- New York, Massachusetts, San Jose and Austin in the USA.
- Beijing, China
- Haifa, Israel
- Tokyo, Japan
- Zurich, Switzerland
- Delhi, India
IBM Corporation is headed by Mr. S. J. Palmisano, the Chairman and CEO of the company. IBM employs approximarely 350,000 throughout the world.
IBM Corporate Headquarters:
New Orchard Road
Armonk, New York 10504
Website URL: www.ibm.com