IBM is an American multinational technology company headquartered in New York, with operations in over 170 countries. The company began in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) and was renamed "International Business Machines" in 1924. IBM produces and sells computer hardware, middleware and software, and provides hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.
IBM is also a major research organisation, holding the record for most US patents generated by a business (as of 2020) for 27 consecutive years. Inventions by IBM include the automated teller machine (ATM), the floppy disk, the hard disk drive, and the magnetic stripe card. The IBM mainframe was the dominant computing platform during the 1960s and 1970s.
IBMers believe in progress — that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition
Working for IBM
At IBM, work is more than a job — it’s a calling. IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. For that reason, we manage the brand to be highly esteemed and valued by forward-thinking clients, employees, communities, investors and the general public worldwide.