June 15, 2011 marks exactly 100 years since the merger of three different companies and the formation CTR (Computing Tabulating Recording). Our familiar name IBM appeared in 1924.
A centennial anniversary is something few companies can boast of. By the way, given that all three merged companies were no longer newcomers to the business, we can safely say that the age IBM even more.
To date, the name of this company is inextricably linked with a wide variety of computer technology. Although at first everything was produced, including meat cutters. IBM owns the largest patent portfolio in the United States and employs several Nobel laureates. Once active in the computer hardware market, the company is gradually shifting its focus towards consulting and software.
And most importantly - despite such a venerable age, IBM looks quite cheerful.