IBM is one of the oldest IT companies in the world.

It was founded on June 16, 1911 by Charles Ranlett Flint.

The headquarters are in Armonk, New York (USA).


IBM interesting facts

1. In the beginning, the company was called CTR (short for Computing Tabulating Recording).

2. IMB in Poland has been operating since 1935 in Warsaw, initially under the name Polski Hollerith.

3. Currently, in Poland, IBM has branches in Warsaw, Kraków, Wrocław, Katowice and Poznań.

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4. The first personal computer of the IBM PC class appeared on August 12, 1981 – the 5150 model.

5. Current smartphones have several hundred thousand times more powerful processors than the first IMB PC.

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6. IBM has invested $ 3 billion in designing a nervous system that can mimic the human brain.

7. The head of the IBM lab, Philip Estridge, is considered the father of current personal computers.

8. The little-known company Microsoft, managed by 25-year-old Bill Gates, was commissioned to write the operating system for the new computers.

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9. From 2000 to 2005, the company was granted over 19,000 patents.

10. The IBM logo was designed by the famous American graphic artist Paul Rand.

11. IBM operates in 177 countries around the world.

12. In 2017, it had approximately 380,000 employees.

13. Annual income in 2017 was over $ 79 billion.

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14. IBM is working on creating the smallest microcomputer in the world. It is to be 1mm by 1mm.

15. The production of the smallest computer in the world is expected to cost only 10 cents.

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16. Scientists from IBM have perfected a post-quantum encryption method (mesh encryption) that even future quantum computers will not break.

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IBM questions and answers

What does the name IBM mean?

The name is an abbreviation of International Business Machines Corporation.

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