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  1. 1. By Roslyn and Lauren<br />
  2. 2. Background of the Company<br /><ul><li>IBM was founded by Herman Hollerith in 1896 in Endicott, NYC.
  3. 3. It was originally founded as the tabulating machine company and listed on the New York stock exchange in 1916.
  4. 4. The company name was changed to International Business Machine – IBM in 1924.
  5. 5. It was created to support one of the earliest computers , the tabulating machine.</li></ul>Its headquarters are in Armonk, NYC <br />
  6. 6. <ul><li>IBM is a company which manufactures and sells computer hardware and software.
  7. 7. It offers infrastructure and hosting services and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology</li></ul>Purpose<br />
  8. 8. <ul><li>The following is a list of products, some notable and some less so from IBM and its predecessor corporations:
  9. 9. punched card equipment
  10. 10. time clocks
  11. 11. typewriters
  12. 12. mainframe computers and modems
  13. 13. minicomputers
  14. 14. microprocessors
  15. 15. software
  16. 16. data storage units
  17. 17. embedded systems
  18. 18. and various other computer software products.</li></ul>1975<br />Products<br />
  19. 19. Management<br /><ul><li>Samuel J. Palmisano – Chairman, President and CEO
  20. 20. Mark Loughridge – Vice President and Chief financial officer
  21. 21. to be a project manager, you need at least an HND in computing studies.</li></li></ul><li>Size<br /><ul><li> IBM is the 4th largest technology company in the world
  22. 22. It is the second most valuable and profitable global brand, after Coca-Cola.
  23. 23. There are almost 400,000 employees within the company, and it has offices and companies worldwide.
  24. 24. The company holds more patents than any other US based technology company and has 8 research labs worldwide. </li></li></ul><li>Employees<br /><ul><li> IBM has approximately 400000 employees
  25. 25. It has more employees than Microsoft, Intel, Dell, Cisco, Apple, Amazon and Google all put together.
  26. 26. The company has a very diverse group of employees
  27. 27. On September 21, 1953, Thomas Watson Junior, the company's president at the time, sent out a controversial letter to all IBM employees stating that IBM needed to hire the best people, regardless of their race, ethnic origin, or gender.</li></li></ul><li>Finance<br /><ul><li> As of January 2010, IBM turned in a good fourth quarter with increased profits and a good outlook, however its annual sales slipped back below the $100bn mark
  28. 28. IBM's fourth quarter profits increased by 8.7% from $4.43bn to $4.81bn, the computer giant revealed today.
  29. 29. This suggests that corporate IT spending has yet to rebound from the recession, though IBM predicted that full year profits would be ahead of expectations.
  30. 30. IBM's chief financial officer Mark Loughridge said: “We do see some encouraging signs in our business, but I'd like to get into the first quarter and get a little more validation this is an on-going recovery before we take this up further than we have."</li></li></ul><li>Marketing<br />Purchasing IBM products and services:<br /><ul><li>IBM products can be bought via their website
  31. 31. some products can also be purchased In shops such as pc world
  32. 32. When IBM started by Thomas J. Watson, Sr., he decided that 99 percent of the visual contact a customer would have with his company, at least initially, would be represented by IBM salespeople.
  33. 33. Because IBM was selling high-tech equipment, Watson knew customers would have to have a high level of confidence in the credibility of the salesperson.
  34. 34. He therefore instituted a dress and grooming code that became an inflexible set of rules and regulations within IBM.
  35. 35. As a result, every salesperson was required to look like a professional in every respect. Every element of their clothing-including dark suits, dark ties, white shirts, conservative hairstyles, shined shoes, clean fingernails-and every other feature gave off the message of professionalism and competence.
  36. 36. One of the highest compliments a person could receive was, "You look like someone from IBM.“</li></li></ul><li>Pressures<br /><ul><li>Hewlett-Packard Company
  37. 37. Microsoft Corporation
  38. 38. Diversified Computer Systems
  39. 39. Accentureplc
  40. 40. Dell Inc.
  41. 41. Cisco Systems, Inc
  42. 42. Apple Inc.
  43. 43. Toshiba Corp.
  44. 44. NCR Corp
  45. 45. Xerox Corp.
  46. 46. Canon Inc
  47. 47. Fujitsu Ltd
  48. 48. Hitachi Ltd.
  49. 49. Acer Incorporated</li>

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