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IBM
Company examined in the context of its origins, stocks, strengths & weaknesses, computers, industry conditions, opportunities, competition and strategy recommendations.
# 20732 | 2,025 words | 6 sources | 1993 | US
Published on Mar 02, 2003 in Business (Companies)


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"The Tabulating Machine Company, International Time Recording Coimpany and the Computing Scale Company of America consolidated in 1911 to form the Computing Tabulating Recording company. Over the next 20 years, the company continued to acquire and merge with other organizations, becoming International Business Machines (IBM) in 1933. IBM continued to grow in the coming decades, maturing into a strong presence in calculating machines, typewriters and similar machinery. However, the advent of the electronic computer and the leadership provided by Thomas Watson moved the company into the realm of the multinational organization. IBM came to epitomize the American-based global organization, employing close to 400,000 workers worldwide at its height in the mid-1980s (Scheier, 1993, p. 1). The company's stock was considered a blue-chip issue, and institutions (pensions funds.."

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