International Business Machines Corporation(IBM) is a multinational information technology and consulting organization founded on June 16, 1911. Headquartered in Armonk, Newyork, United States. The company manufactures computer hardware, software, products in cloud, cognitive, data analysis infrastructure and offers consulting services like a business, mobility, networking, resiliency services, security services, technical support, etc. in 170 countries. Infrastructure outsourcing is a major service provided by IBM, with more than 40 data centers worldwide IBM also offers enterprise and business solutions. IBM ranks among the world largest companies providing a wide spectrum of hardware, software and services offerings. IBM is also referred to as “Big Blue” because of the blue color in the logo and products designed by Paul Rand. IBM is one of the top suppliers of mainframe computers over the years but recently has shifted its focus from hardware to software and services. IBM Watson has become the company’s high visibility offering technology that uses natural language processing and machine learning to reveal insights from large amounts of unstructured data.
IBM had created the India Cybersecurity forum to get security clients and partners together to solve the biggest problems. IBM working on Big data, Artificial intelligence, mobile technology, Internet of things and business analytics. In Business needs, IBM deals with business operations, collaboration, commerce, finance, customer service, and CRM, content management, Human resources, Marketing and Sales, Supply chain management.
IBM also deals in the Cloud platform which includes infrastructure as a service (IaaS), software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) offered through public, private and hybrid cloud delivery models. For instance, the IBM Bluemix PaaS enables developers to quickly create complex websites on a pay as you go model. Alpha Works is IBM's source for emerging software technologies, and SPSS is a software package used for statistical analysis. IBM's Kenexa suite provides employment solutions which include the BrassRing, an applicant tracking system used by thousands of companies for recruiting. IBM also owns The Weather Company, which provides weather forecasting and includes weather.com and Weather Underground.
Famous inventions, developments from IBM are the Automated teller machine (ATM), Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), RISC, the SABRE airline reservation system, SQL, the Universal Product Code (UPC) bar code and the virtual machine.