IBM on its centennial year

By on Jun 17, 2011 in Events, Technology, World Comments

IBM celebrates its 100 years on June 16, 2011, international reports said that day. The company, as part of its celebration, is releasing a book entitled “Making the World Work Better: The Ideas That Shaped a Century and a Company”.

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Reports also added that the company is introducing its new film titled “Wild Ducks”.

IBM started June 16, 1911, as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (C-T-R). It was also believed that IBM’s history, from being a research laboratory until building up the Social Security System in the U.S. government, symbolized a victorious journey.

According to reports, it became a huge success when IBM created the System/360 mainframe, UPC code, IBM Personal Computer, and the latest improvement of the computer named Watson, that brought success on the TV game show, Jeopardy.

For 100 years of continuous learning and innovations, IBM recognized the key lesson why it became successful. “In order to succeed for the long term, you must manage for the long term”, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO Samuel J. Palmisano said in a report.

Showing one of the highlights in the centennial celebration is the IBM‘s oldest alumni, Luis A. Lamassone, a 105-year-old man residing in Miami, Florida. He was quoted saying, “IBM has always been one of the best companies. The company is special because of the people. I have faith that IBM will survive for many more years, for another century.”

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