Unless you work in an enterprise environment, IBM isn't a name you hear very often these days. But this small typewriter manufacturer gave birth to the PC revolution that we have today, and now they're celebrating turning 100.
IBM has had a huge impact on the world of computing and the company continues to be a big player, in fact it currently makes more money than Microsoft.
To mark their centenary, IBM have commissioned a special 30 minute documentary, which you can see on their YouTube channel. The music is by acclaimed musician Philip Glass.
The documentary covers IBM's culture, some of it's achievements and company highlights and talks about the technological future of the company.
IBM has created a website that is celebrating the 100 year anniversary. When you open it, you will find several points of interest here. This includes an icons collection linked to progress and the history of IBM among other things. You can open the icons collection to read more about the progress that IBM made in the past 100 years. You may have heard about some, like the chess computer Deep Blue, Racetrack Memory, Nanotechnology or IBM's role in genetic privacy.
All progress icons are listed with a short description and links that point to deeper exploration points that provide you with detailed information about the particular field.
Icons are on the other hand only one option to find out more about the company. There is a film section which leads to YouTube where all the films can be viewed online, information about IBM's global impact, a preview of the "Making the world work better" book that is an indepth look at IMB's impact on technology, business and the modern world, a list of ideas that shaped the century, and links to the Think Forum.Advertisement
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