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Forget IBM, Microsoft Is a Better “Mature" Tech Stock  Motley Fool

"Mature" tech stocks often outperform their higher-growth peers during market downturns, since they generally have wider moats, lower valuations, and reward ...

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Cyber Saturday: IBM Quantum Computers, Facebook Photo Bugs, Multimillion-Dollar Cyberattack Lawsuits  Fortune

IBM's work on quantum computers highlights the need for new encryption techniques. Plus, a Facebook photo bug and a cyber insurance dispute.

IBM protects your cloud container data running under Kubernetes with encryption  ZDNet

Protecting your live data on the cloud is a real worry. IBM suggests, "Why not encrypt it?"

IBM SpectrumAI Brings Scalable Storage To Deep Learning  Forbes

Analyst Steve McDowell takes a look at IBM's recently announced SpectrumAI with NVIDIA DGX offering.

Walmart, IBM, AES and More: 'Mad Money' Lightning Round  TheStreet

Jim Cramer weighs in on Walmart, AES, IBM and more....WMT.

From South Korea to IBM Food Trust - How Blockchain Is Used in the Food Industry  Cointelegraph

Analysis. 2018 has witnessed a steady increase in the number of food manufacturers and retailers using blockchains to enhance their operations. From tracking ...

IBM Raises Cash Ahead of Megadeal  The Motley Fool

The tech company is selling some software products that no longer fit the IBM mold.

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GAO axes IBM’s bid protest, teeing up a court battle over Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud effort  The Washington Post

The Government Accountability Office has struck down a bid protest filed last month by the computing giant IBM, handing a victory to Defense Department ...

The Washington Post
Here's why IBM just sold a $1.8 billion chunk of its software business to the Indian IT company HCL  Business Insider

As part of its efforts to focus on "high-value" products, IBM will sell seven software products to the Indian company HCL for $1.8 billion, the company announced ...

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Red Hat talked with Microsoft, Google, Amazon before IBM acquisition  Business Insider

Red Hat turned down IBM's first offer, then made a list of other possible acquirers.

Business Insider
IBM Seeks Transparency into AI Decision Making  EnterpriseTech

Among the stumbling blocks to AI adoption is lack of transparency, understanding, and therefore trust in how machines actually make decisions. How and why.

GAO Dismisses IBM's JEDI Protest  Nextgov

With the U.S. Court of Federal Claims addressing a similar case, the Government Accountability Office dismissed IBM's protest.

IBM's Big Bet On 'Hybrid' Cloud, Will It Work?  Forbes

IBM is betting big on the next emerging cloud market -- the “hybrid” multicloud. That's a computing environment that combines multiple cloud providers and ...

AWS And IBM Want To Move Internet Traffic Off The Ocean Floor And Into Space  Forbes

Satellites can improve data security versus undersea cables and may soon have similar performance. AWS and IBM intend to deploy satellite-based cloud ...

IBM (IBM) Gains But Lags Market: What You Should Know  Zacks.com

IBM (IBM) closed at $121.16 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.22% move from the prior day.

The First “True” Word Processor Was Invented By … IBM  Mother Jones

Jay Nordlinger points me to an obituary in the New York Times a couple of days ago: Evelyn Berezin, a computer pioneer who emancipated many a frazzled ...

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India’s Telecom Regulator Completes Mobile Blockchain Pilot with IBM  Cointelegraph

News. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has completed blockchain pilots with tech giant IBM to improve mobile data records. The trials were ...

Martha Pollack appointed to IBM board  Cornell Chronicle

President Martha E. Pollack has been elected to serve on the IBM board of directors, the company announced Dec. 11.

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Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) proxy shows 'opportunity' for upset bids in IBM (NYSE: IBM) deal  Triangle Business Journal

IBM's pursuit of Red Hat came down to the wire, as a proxy statement filed this week shows three other suitors were in discussions with the Raleigh company ...

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IBM is trying to throttle my age-discrimination lawsuit – axed ace cloud salesman  The Register

A former high-flying IBM salesman yesterday accused the American mainframe megalith of using "obstructionist" legal tactics to block disclosure of incriminating ...

The Register
IBM: SpectrumAI with Nvidia DGX achieves 120GB/s throughput from shared storage  VentureBeat

IBM's new converged system -- SpectrumAI, produced in partnership with Nvidia -- achieves the highest performance of any platform tested.

IBM, Nvidia Partner on Converged System for AI Workloads  eWeek

The IBM Spectrum AI with Nvidia DGX combines Big Blue's software-defined storage with Nvidia's powerful GPU-based supercomputer.

IBM Embraces Knative to Drive Serverless Standardization  eWeek

VIDEO: Jason McGee, VP and CTO of IBM Cloud Platform, explains why the open-source Knative project is an important step toward enabling the serverless ...

Alas, poor Lotus/IBM Notes, we knew ye well  ZDNet

dolphin-hotel-lotusphere-20126719572287l.jpg Every year, in January, the Notes and Domino faithful made the annual pilgrimage to Orlando and the Dolphin ...

IBM exec: Why buying Red Hat is better than partnership  Triangle Business Journal

As IBM moves forward with its $34 billion deal for Red Hat, its executives continue to defend the buy.

Triangle Business Journal
IBM Research Teams up With Agritech Firm to Boost African Agribusiness with Blockchain  Cointelegraph

IBM Research has teamed up with U.S.-based agritech firm Hello Tractor to boost the African agriculture industry with blockchain.

The Case For Breaking Up IBM  Seeking Alpha

IBM is the worst-performing Dow component after Goldman Sachs this year. Historically, spin-cos have performed better than their parent companies. IBM can ...

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IBM aims to meld AI with human resources with Watson suite  ZDNet

According to IBM, its suite of AI tools can help HR become a growth engine to enable digital transformation.

62% of Auto Execs Believe Blockchain Will Disrupt Industry within 3 Years: IBM Study  CCN

The auto industry is betting big on blockchain. 62% of execs say the technology behind bitcoin will be a disruptive force in the industry within 3 years.

Better Buy: IBM vs. Coca-Cola  Motley Fool

These two industry giants are not the fastest-growing companies, but they are consistent performers that pay above-average dividend yields.

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IBM, Tenneco And 8 Other Stocks To Stick With  Forbes

These stocks sell for a modest 12 times earnings or less, even though their earnings growth has averaged 25% or better in the past five years.

Three Things IBM Must Do To Keep Red Hat Acquisition From Sinking The Company  Forbes

This acquisition is all about OpenShift, which I believe IBM sees as the key to hybrid IT. Hybrid IT – a workload-centric abstraction across multiple public clouds, ...

IBM bets on a multi-cloud future  ZDNet

As Amazon, Microsoft, and Google battle for cloud dominance, IBM is taking a different tack. Yes, it is building is own public cloud, and is on the homestretch of ...

IBM (IBM) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know  Zacks.com

In the latest trading session, IBM (IBM) closed at $123.90, marking a +1.89% move from the previous day.

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Presents at 2018 Wells Fargo Tech Summit (Transcript)  Seeking Alpha

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) 2018 Wells Fargo Tech Summit Conference Call December 05, 2018 11:40 AM ET Executives Mark ...

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IBM Reveals 8-Bit Analog Chip With Phase-Change Memory  IEEE Spectrum

Today at the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco, IBM reported a new 8-bit analog chip. But the true development was less about ...

IEEE Spectrum
IBM loses another executive from its healthcare team  Becker's Hospital Review

IBM's David Kenny is leaving its cognitive solutions business to accept the role of CEO at ratings and data firm Nielsen.

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IBM's Red Hat Deal Leaves Investors Without A Margin Of Safety  Seeking Alpha

The $34 billion deal for IBM to acquire Red Hat is a huge bet on IBM's future in the cloud market. The deal's large price tag is possible evidence of pressure f.

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IBM Delivers 100+ SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Transformations  GuruFocus.com

IBM Delivers 100+ SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Transformations, Stocks: NYSE:IBM, release date:Dec 13, 2018.

Another architect of IBM's health care strategy leaves the company  STAT

IBM is losing a top executive, David Kenny, who led its efforts to apply artificial intelligence to health care and other industries.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Looks Set to Win IBM Chip Orders  Motley Fool

After GlobalFoundries' exit from the leading edge, it looks like IBM's moving its orders to TSMC.

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An IBM i Year In Review  IT Jungle

Another year is just about wrapped up for us here at IT Jungle. That means it's time to ease off the news pedal just a tad and enter into a retrospective mood, with ...

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Amid $34B IBM buyout, Red Hat makes its own acquisition  Triangle Business Journal

A month after IBM announced its $34 billion buy of Raleigh's Red Hat, the open-source firm is making a cloud deal of its own.

Triangle Business Journal
IBM Aims For 8-Bit AI Breakthrough Which Will Supercharge Computational Efficiency  Analytics India Magazine

A new FP-8 floating point format that, in combination with DNN training insights, allows computations to work without a loss in accuracy.

Analytics India Magazine
Annual IBM robotics competition teaches students teamwork and programming  myfox47

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) – It's a robot invasion on the RCTC campus, but they come in peace. Their controllers are competing in the 13th annual IBM ...

IBM’s 8-bit AI training technique is up to 4 times faster while retaining accuracy  VentureBeat

At NeurIPS 2018 in Montreal, IBM detailed two novel training methods that promise to boost training speed while reducing power draw.

IBM supplements JEDI protest  FCW.com

IBM added to its protest against the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud procurement in a filing with the Government Accountability Office on Nov. 19, just days after ...

IBM: Follow Buffett?  Seeking Alpha

Buy IBM when no one will. Warren Buffett overpaid for IBM, but current shareholders are not. IBM changes its strategy through M&A. IBM is undervalued, even if ...

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IBM looks to offer blockchain solutions to telcos: Report  Moneycontrol.com

TRAI and telecom providers have been working with tech firms to know how blockchain could address issues of coordination among multiple parties with respect ...

Adnoc pilots blockchain programme across value chain with IBM  The National

Screens flash with data at Adnoc's Thamama subsurface centre, which has become critical to optimise production efficiency and save costs. Khushnum ...

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Business Decision of the Year: Maersk and IBM team up to form TradeLens  Supply Chain Dive

Date launched: January 2018. Value proposition: 15% added growth for container shipping. Outlook: Two companies competing to make blockchain mainstream ...

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Crash Protection Kicks In For IBM  Seeking Alpha

Last month, I presented two optimal hedges for IBM shareholders. Since then, IBM shares are down about 22.5%. Here, I show how the hedges ameliorated that ...

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How Safe Is IBM's Dividend?  Seeking Alpha

IBM has one of the highest dividend yields among large-cap stocks. Accordingly, investors have expressed concern with the sustainability of the company's ...

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Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Partners IBM to Pilot Blockchain Across its Value Chain  CCN

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has partnered with IBM to pilot blockchain-based transaction management for its commodities right from the oil wells ...

Columbia, IBM launch two blockchain accelerator programs  EdScoop News

Columbia's IBM Center for Blockchain and Data Transparency will launch two new programs designed to spur innovations through the use of blockchain, the ...

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HCL Tech’s acquisition of IBM products raises more questions than answers  Livemint

Investors have questions about HCL Tech's ability to scale up the products business. HCL Tech will have to market the product and build a sales team, which is ...

IBM AI researchers say ‘what is the question’ is the real question  ZDNet

IBM AI technology lead, John Smith, and principle research scientist Kush Varshney talk with ZDNet about how the company endeavors to broaden the ...

IBM Guns for 8-bit AI Breakthroughs  EE Times

IBM Research shows new AI approaches for both digital and analog AI chips. IBM's digital AI chip trains DNNs using 8-bit floating point numbers while fully ...

EE Times
RPI freshman helps team win IBM contest with wildfire mapping app  Times Union

TROY — Jonah Mudse, 18, may save your life one day. The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute freshman is too laid back ever to brag about it. But in the past two ...

Times Union
IBM’s (NYSE:IBM) Hold Rating Reiterated at BMO Capital Markets  Fairfield Current

BMO Capital Markets reiterated their hold rating on shares of IBM (NYSE:IBM) in a research report sent to investors on Friday, December 7th. BMO Capital ...

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IBM: Chip making is hitting its limits, but our techniques could solve that  ZDNet

IBM makes progress on chip fabrication without using lithography.

ValuEngine Upgrades IBM (NYSE:IBM) to Sell  Fairfield Current

ValuEngine upgraded shares of IBM (NYSE:IBM) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report published on Saturday, December 1st. IBM has been the ...

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California wildfires: IBM donates money, employee time to relief, recovery efforts  The Mercury News

IBM this week became the latest tech company to announce that it is helping out with California wildfire relief efforts, donating $250000 in cash to United Way ...

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Perigon Wealth Management LLC Has $381,000 Holdings in IBM (IBM)  Fairfield Current

Perigon Wealth Management LLC decreased its position in IBM (NYSE:IBM) by 47.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC.

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"Nobody Gets Fired For Buying IBM". But They Should.  Forbes

“Nobody gets fired for buying IBM” is a phrase anyone working in technology has come across. When I first heard it close to 20 years ago before having it ...

IBM's Ginni Rometty snipes, er, someone for being irresponsible with data, haven't a clue who  The Register

IBM boss Ginni Rometty has turned her wrathful gaze towards irresponsible Silicon Valley bosses, saying "the weakest link should not define the digital ...

The Register
IBM's Ginni Rometty blasts internet companies' 'irresponsible handling' of personal data  MarketWatch

International Business Machines Corp. Chief Executive Ginni Rometty attacked big internet platforms for mishandling customers' data and endorsed some ...

IBM Closes Jew-Tracking Division After Decades Of Declining Revenue  The Onion

ARMONK, NY—Describing the department as “an inefficient relic of the past the company has outgrown,” IBM announced the closure of its Jew-tracking division ...

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Global Location Analytics Market 2018 – IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Cisco Systems, HP Enterprise Company  Industry News Insights

The market report, titled “Location Analytics Market“, is an extensive research based on Location Analytics market, which inspects the intensive structure of the ...

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IBM reinforces enterprise multicloud growth with automation tools, ServiceNow expansion  Network World

IBM wants to make it easier for customers to move to multicloud environments by adding automation tools to its cloud services and extending its relationship with ...

Network World
Altcoin Daily Preview: Stellar Lumens—IBM Partnership Indispensable as IOTA Reveal Alpha and Omega, Path to Decentralization  Ethereum World News

The direct relationship between Bitcoin and altcoins mean it absolutely necessary for Bitcoin to recover before we see IOTA and Stellar Lumens recover.

Ethereum World News
IBM, Goldcorp seek gold with Watson-based mining product  New York Business Journal

IBM Corp. is putting modern technology to use to revolutionize the mining industry. The Armonk, New York-based company's IBM Canada division on Monday ...

New York Business Journal
Goldman, Morgan Stanley Go Live With CLS’ IBM-Powered Blockchain  CoinDesk

CLS, the bank-owned currency trading utility, and IBM have gone live with their blockchain-based payment netting *service* after more than two years in ...

3 Top Blockchain Stocks to Watch in December  The Motley Fool

While cryptocurrency may have been the application that first brought blockchain to people's attention, recent slumps in digital currencies have many wondering ...

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How IBM is helping Farmers Deal with Weather Challenges?  Krishi Jagran

Unpredictable weather is one of the most restrictive factors in the agriculture industry. Droughts, irregular or unseasonal rain and vagaries of nature create big ...

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EPS for International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) forecasted at $4.86  The EN Bulletin

Big Money Sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2018 Q3. It has change of 0.01, from 2018Q2's 0.9. The ratio increased due to International Business Machines.

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Berkshire Hathaway Has Given Up on IBM, but Recent Acquisition May Resuscitate Big Blue  GuruFocus.com

Berkshire Hathaway Has Given Up on IBM, but Recent Acquisition May Resuscitate Big Blue, Stocks: IBM,BRK.A,BRK.B,RHT, Warren Buffett, Tom Russo, ...

Global Healthcare Cloud Computing Market 2018 – IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, CareCloud Corporation  Industry News Insights

The market report, titled “Healthcare Cloud Computing Market“, is an extensive research based on Healthcare Cloud Computing market, which inspects the ...

Industry News Insights
NAR: TSMC close to IBM chip order  Seeking Alpha

TSMC (TSM) is close to securing a significant premium server chip order from IBM (IBM), according to Nikkei Asian Review. The order would help TSMC ...

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How AI is changing marketing | IBM Watson Marketing  AdAge.com

*Content* provided by IBM with Insider Studios. In the summer of 1956, 10 scientists and mathematicians gathered at New Hampshire's Dartmouth College to ...

IBM's Red Hat acquisition could be "disastrous", says Puppet exec  IT PRO

IBM shocked the tech industry earlier this year when it snapped up open source stalwart Red Hat in a $34 billion mega-deal. The acquisition marks the biggest ...

IBM's Watson Wrote A Lexus Commercial About A Car That Comes Alive  HuffPost

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IBM's AI-HPC Combine for 'Intelligent Simulation': Eliminating the Unnecessary  HPCwire

A powerhouse concept in attaining new knowledge is the notion of the “emergent property,” the combination of formerly stovepiped scientific disciplines and ...

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin questions IBM's corporate blockchains  Quartz

Devcon, the annual Ethereum developers conference, was fairly subdued this year. Compared to its previous installment in the resort town of Cancún, the ...

IBM launches Call for Code to help first responders  KGO-TV

IBM has launched Call for Code, a multi-year initiative that inspires developers to solve real-world problems with sustainable software inventions.

Red Hat schedules stockholder meeting to vote on $34B IBM deal  WRAL Tech Wire

RALEIGH - Red Hat will convene its shareholders on Jan. 16 to vote on the sale of the open source and cloud services provider to IBM. Shareholders as of Dec.

WRAL Tech Wire
Red Hat: It's in IBM's best interest to keep us as 'Switzerland'  ZDNet

Red Hat's 13000 employees and partners, such as AWS and Google, wouldn't stand for it being any other way, according to Marco Bill-Peter.

IBM and Columbia University Launch Two Blockchain Startup Accelerators  CCN

On Nov. 19th, 2018, IBM and Columbia University announced the introduction of two new blockchain startup accelerators as critical components of their center ...

Forget IBM, Enbridge - A Fast Growing, 6.5% Yielding Blue Chip - Is A Far Superior Investment  Seeking Alpha

Buying high-yield, blue-chip dividend growth stocks at deeply undervalued prices is one of the most proven long-term investing strategies. IBM has spent six ...

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Columbia University, IBM Launch Two Accelerator Programs for Blockchain Enterprises  Cointelegraph

News. IBM and Columbia University have announced two blockchain accelerator programs that aim to help startups in the space innovate at scale, according to ...

IBM executive says, India to build innovative AI models in 2019  TechGraph

India is at the forefront of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) surge and next year will see more local innovations from the country with broader adoptions across various ...

DiamondRock Hospitality Company (DRH) And International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Sell For Low Valuation  Post Analyst

Here's what's interesting to note about DiamondRock Hospitality Company (NYSE:DRH) right now: Its price-to-sales ratio of 2.59, is cheap relative to the REIT ...

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Finally a platform for train puns: IBM Halt station derailed  The Register

As if its financial woes weren't bad enough, IBM is suffering the further indignity of having a Scottish rail operator halting services to a station named after ...

The Register
Here’s the Simple Reason Why I Think IBM Stock Is Dead Money  Investorplace.com

IBM made a big splash with the Red Hat acquisition, but CEO Ginni Rometty has held the job too long. It's time to make new moves.

Q&A: IBM Flash Storage Systems CTO Andy Walls  eWeek

eWEEK DEEP DIVE: In this article, Walls, chief architect of IBM's Flash Systems storage organization, provides insights into the current state of enterprise storage ...

Microsoft Knocks out IBM for Enterprise Blockchain Crown: Report  CCN

Microsoft's Blockchain-as-a-*Service* (Baas) platform has taken the top spot in a ranking compiled by market foresight advisory firm ABI Research. Per the report ...

Kiwibank nixes IBM outsourcing idea but says it must 'evolve'  Stuff.co.nz

Kiwibank has shelved a proposal to outsource more of its *service* delivery functions to IBM after concluding there was not enough value in the arrangement to ...

Wednesday’s Vital Data: Apple, Applied Materials and IBM  Investorplace.com

Options trading was buzzing in Apple, Applied Materials and IBM. Here are the metrics that matter moving forward.

Israel Chemicals sues IBM for $300m  Globes

Israel Chemicals alleges that a huge, group-wide IT project failed because of IBM's incompetence. IBM: The case has no merit.

IBM's (IBM) Red Hat (RHT) acquisition came after deal talks with Microsoft (MSFT), Alphabet (GOOGL), and Amazon (AMZN) - Business Insider  StreetInsider.com

IBM's (NYSE: IBM) Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) acquisition came after deal talks with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL), and Amazon ...


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International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries. The company began in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) and was renamed "International Business Machines" in 1924.IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware, middleware and software, and provides hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. IBM is also a major research organization, holding the record for most U.S. patents generated by a business (as of 2018) for 25 consecutive years. Inventions by IBM include the automated teller machine (ATM), the floppy disk, the hard disk drive, the magnetic stripe card, the relational database, the SQL programming language, the UPC barcode, and dynamic random-access memory (DRAM). The IBM mainframe, exemplified by the System/360, was the dominant computing platform during the 1960s and 1970s.IBM has continually shifted its business mix by commoditizing markets focusing on higher-value, more profitable markets. This includes spinning off printer manufacturer Lexmark in 1991 and selling off its personal computer (ThinkPad/ThinkCentre) and x86-based server businesses to Lenovo (2005 and 2014, respectively), and acquiring companies such as PwC Consulting (2002), SPSS (2009), The Weather Company (2016), and Red Hat (2018). Also in 2014, IBM announced that it would go "fabless", continuing to design semiconductors, but offloading manufacturing to GlobalFoundries.Nicknamed Big Blue, IBM is one of 30 companies included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and one of the world's largest employers, with (as of 2017) over 380,000 employees. Known as "IBMers", IBM employees have been awarded five Nobel Prizes, six Turing Awards, ten National Medals of Technology and five National Medals of Science.