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Wiktionary

  1. IBMnoun

    intercontinental ballistic missile.

  2. IBMnoun

    A company that dominates its field.

  3. IBMnoun

    International Business Machines.

  4. IBMnoun

    International Brotherhood of Magicians.

Freebase

  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.

Suggested Resources

  1. IBM

    What does IBM stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the IBM acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

British National Corpus

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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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Numerology

  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

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  1. William Blair:

    We believe Elliott could push for a sale of the company to one of the stack vendors, such as IBM or Oracle Corp..

  2. Jim Ryan:

    Tamez says even if a scan shows an empty hidden compartment it could pay off down the road. The imager gives us the opportunity to, once we find that compartment, scan it. If its empty we never have to tell the bad guy that we found it and all we can do is start doing our research and putting lookouts on this particular vehicle so we can target it at a later time, said Tamez. Tamezsays it saves his team time, money, and officers lives. The alternative is paying for damages on a vehicle, the alternative is having your officers come in contact with fentanyl and possibly overdosing, theres just so many, so many secondary and tertiaryeffects that are negative that can be avoided with a device like this, said Tamez. IBM DITCHES FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY, JOINS CALL FOR POLICE REFORMS Viken is constantly upgrading. Its latest invention, the Osprey-UVX, is an X-ray machine that scans the bottom of moving vehicles.Its expected to roll out later this year at the Laredo and Brownsville ports of entry. Officers will be able to scan a car instantly as it passes through their ports. Security technology company Viken Detection's latest invention is an under vehicle scanner called the Osprey-UVX which can detect hidden items stashed under cars. It's expected to be rolled out at the Southern Texas border later this year. It can scan moving vehicles as they drive over it (Viken Detection) You can stay in your vehicle and you can drive either over or through a portal and you will be able to get a complete image of the vehicle, said Ryan. Within the year Viken Detection hopes to take things even further by trialinga new device that can scanan entire vehicle as it crosses a port of entry. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Our goal is for CBP to go through these demonstrations over the next couple of months and by year-end they will be making their decision and we expect 2021 and beyond to be in installation mode getting these vehicle scanners all the way across the board.

  3. Daniel Ives:

    IBM as well as other tech stalwarts such as Oracle, SAP, HP and Cisco face major headwinds as they adjust to this new cloud paradigm shift, which coupled with a cloudy IT spending environment have negatively impacted results.

  4. Ken Thompson:

    Just think -- IBM and DEC in the same room -- and we did it. Makes you feel warm inside.

  5. Adel Al-Saleh:

    The mainframe services partnership with IBM would have been beneficial for all parties, given the Federal Cartel Office position, we have decided to pursue other alternatives to drive value to our clients.

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