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  1. IBMnoun

    intercontinental ballistic missile.

  2. IBMnoun

    A company that dominates its field.

  3. IBMnoun

    International Business Machines.

  4. IBMnoun

    International Brotherhood of Magicians.

Wikipedia

  1. IBM

    The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), nicknamed Big Blue, is an American multinational technology corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, with operations in over 175 countries. It specializes in computer hardware, middleware, and software, and provides hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. IBM is the largest industrial research organization in the world, with 19 research facilities across a dozen countries, and holds the record for most annual U.S. patents generated by a business at 29 consecutive years.IBM was founded in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR), a holding company of manufacturers of record-keeping and measuring systems. It was renamed "International Business Machines" in 1924 and soon became the leading manufacturer of punch-card tabulating systems. For the next several decades, IBM would become an industry leader in several emerging technologies, including electric typewriters, electromechanical calculators, and personal computers. During the 1960s and 1970s, the IBM mainframe, exemplified by the System/360, was the dominant computing platform, and the company produced 80 percent of computers in the United States and 70 percent of computers worldwide.After pioneering the multipurpose microcomputer in 1980s, which set the standard for personal computers, IBM began losing its market dominance to emerging competitors. Amid its relative decline, beginning in the 1990s, the company began downsizing its operations and divesting from commodity production, most notably selling its personal computer division to the Lenovo Group in 2005. IBM has since concentrated on computer services, software, supercomputers, and scientific research divisions. Since 2000, its supercomputers have consistently ranked among the most powerful in the world, and in 2001 it became the first company to generate more than 3,000 patents in one year, beating this record in 2008 with more than 4,000 patents.As one of the world's oldest and largest technology companies, IBM has been responsible for several technological innovations, including 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 company has made inroads in advanced computer chips, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and data infrastructure. IBM employees or alumni have won various recognitions for their scientific research and inventions, including six Nobel Prizes and six Turing Awards; as of 2022, the company held 150,000 patents.IBM is a publicly traded company and one of 30 companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. It is among the world's largest employers, with over 297,900 employees worldwide as of 2022. Despite its relative decline within the technology sector, IBM is the seventh largest technology company by revenue, and 49th largest overall, according to Fortune. It is also consistently ranked among the world's most recognizable, valuable, and admired brands, and is known for its devoted following among tech enthusiasts and consumers.

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  1. IBM

    International Business Machines Corporation, or IBM, is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. The company was founded in 1911 as the Computing Tabulating Recording Company through a merger of three companies: the Tabulating Machine Company, the International Time Recording Company, and the Computing Scale Company. CTR adopted the name International Business Machines in 1924, using a name previously designated to CTR's subsidiary in Canada and later South America. Security analysts nicknamed IBM Big Blue in recognition of IBM's common use of blue in products, packaging, and logo. In 2012, Fortune ranked IBM the #2 largest U.S. firm in terms of number of employees, the #4 largest in terms of market capitalization, the #9 most profitable, and the #19 largest firm in terms of revenue. Globally, the company was ranked the #31 largest in terms of revenue by Forbes for 2011. Other rankings for 2011/2012 include #1 company for leaders, #1 green company worldwide, #2 best global brand, #2 most respected company, #5 most admired company, and #18 most innovative company.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. IBM

    Once upon a time, the computer company most hackers loved to hate; today, the one they are most puzzled to find themselves liking.From hackerdom's beginnings in the mid-1960s to the early 1990s, IBM was regarded with active loathing. Common expansions of the corporate name included: Inferior But Marketable; It's Better Manually; Insidious Black Magic; It's Been Malfunctioning; Incontinent Bowel Movement; and a near-infinite number of even less complimentary expansions (see also fear and loathing). What galled hackers about most IBM machines above the PC level wasn't so much that they were underpowered and overpriced (though that counted against them), but that the designs were incredibly archaic, crufty, and elephantine ... and you couldn't fix them — source code was locked up tight, and programming tools were expensive, hard to find, and bletcherous to use once you had found them.We didn't know how good we had it back then. In the 1980s IBM had its own troubles with Microsoft and lost its strategic way, receding from the hacker community's view. Then, in the 1990s, Microsoft became more noxious and omnipresent than IBM had ever been.In the late 1990s IBM re-invented itself as a services company, began to release open-source software through its AlphaWorks group, and began shipping Linux systems and building ties to the Linux community. To the astonishment of all parties, IBM emerged as a staunch friend of the hacker community and open source development, with ironic consequences noted in the FUD entry.This lexicon includes a number of entries attributed to ‘IBM’; these derive from some rampantly unofficial jargon lists circulated within IBM's formerly beleaguered hacker underground.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'IBM' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2077

Anagrams for IBM »

  1. bim

  2. BMI

  3. MiB

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of IBM in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of IBM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of IBM in a Sentence

  1. Tim Hubbard:

    Ginni Rometty's exit from IBM marks the departure of one of the most prestigious female CEOs of the past decade. Even though IBM's stock performance was more volatile than desired by Wall Street, she left a lasting mark on one of the cornerstone American companies.

  2. Stanley Litow:

    There is this great need to look for a new model that deals with students who live in the largest problem areas, who go to the most disadvantaged schools – to bring this kind of opportunity to students of color, to change the education system that is being offered to them, it is amazing news that, here we are now, with six students not only completing the program but completing the program two full years ahead of schedule. Three will be moving on to careers at IBM at a relatively high pay, and three have scholarships to four-year institutions.

  3. Cartel Office:

    According to our preliminary assessment IBM holds a dominant position here in the European Economic Area which would have been further strengthened by acquiring personnel and essential infrastructure from its competitor, T-Systems.

  4. Brenda Williams:

    Ms. Trump was the guest of IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, who was at the school to talk with students at Norwalk Early College Academy, students discussed their experiences in taking college classes while in high school, the benefits of their IBM internships and workplace experiences, and their plans for the future.

  5. Doug Shelton:

    Over the past three years, New York-based IBM has attempted to conclude a fair and reasonable patent license agreement with Groupon, and we are disappointed that Groupon is seeking to divert attention from its patent infringement by suing.

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