2In the beginningHarlow Bundy creates time clock [invented by jeweler brother Willard] to record workers’ arrival and departure times.Dr. Herman Hollerith’s first patent for Electric Tabulating Machine.
3Tabulating MachineWas created in an effort to assist with 1890 U.S. Census.Design was inspired by railway ticket-punch system.Used punched cards equivalent to 1887 U.S. paper money.
4Computer Tabulating Recording Company Created as a merger between 4 companies in 1911.In 1906, developed first automatic feed tabulator (roughly 150 cards per minute).
5One Big Happy C-T-R Family 1889 Bundy Manufacturing Company incorporated.1891 Computing Scale Company incorporated.1893 Dey Patents Company (Dey Time Registers) incorporated.1894 Willard & Frick Manufacturing Company (Rochester, New York) incorporated.1896Detroit Automatic Scale Company incorporated.Tabulating Machine Company incorporated.1899 Standard Time Stamp Company acquired by Bundy Manufacturing Company.1900 Willard & Frick Manufacturing Company (Rochester) acquired by International Time Recording Company.Chicago Time-Register Company acquired by International Time Recording Company.Dayton Money weight Scale Company acquired by Computing Scale Company.Detroit Automatic Scale Company acquired by Computing Scale Company.1902 Bundy Manufacturing Company acquired by International Time Recording Company.1907 Dey Time Registers acquired by International Time Recording Company.1908 Syracuse Time Recording Company acquired by International Time Recording Company.
61924C-T-R changes name to International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) on Feb. 14.Growth had included three manufacturing facilities in Europe.Employed 3,384 people.Revenue = $11 millionNet earnings = $2 millionPublishes first issue of Business Machines
7IBM Card of 1928Punch card redesigned to hold 80 columns (doubled previous designs).Featured rectangular holes and becomes industry standard.
9The Great DepressionDuring the Great Depression of the 1930s, IBM managed to grow while the rest of the U.S. economy floundered. Thomas J. Watson, Sr., took care of his employees. IBM was among the first corporations to provide group life insurance (1934), survivor benefits (1935) and paid vacations (1937). While most businesses had shut down, Watson kept his workers busy producing new machines even while demand was slack. Thanks to the resulting large inventory of equipment, IBM was ready when the Social Security Act of 1935 brought the company a landmark government contract to maintain employment records for 26 million people. It was called "the biggest accounting operation of all time," and it went so well that orders from other U.S. government departments quickly followed. ---IBM Archives: 1930
10The Information AgeIn 1944 IBM created the “Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator” aka Mark I after a 6 year development with Harvard University.Calculations: Addition = less than 1 sec., Multiplication = 6 sec., Division = 12 sec.
12FORTRAN (1957) FORmula TRANslation Designed by John Backus (12/3/24-3/17/07)World’s fastest computers are written in its language.Was initially created to provide alternative to assembly language programming for IBM mainframe computers.
131957: Year Recap 83,588 Employees $1.2 billion of total revenue $110 million of net incomeThe Service Bureau Corporation formedIBM 709 computer
14“IBM’s $5 Billion Gamble” System/ 360 introduced April 7, 1964First “family” of mainframe computers to use interchangeable software and peripherals.Different price points were introduced for the first time.Chief architect was Gene Amdahl
15Another Year Recap: 1968 241,971 Employees 501,390 Stockholders Revenue = $6.88 BillionNet Earnings = $871 MillionIntroduction of Customer Information Control System (CICS)IBM Braille TypewriterJob Training CenterSponsors Harlem Street AcademyLaser optical memory system development
16In a Class of Their Own:1971-72 San Francisco’s B.A.R.T. transit system implements IBM fare-collection technologyFirst operational speech recognition application allows engineers to communicate with computer able to recognize wordsExperimental Braille translating system developed for the blindNASA Award for lunar orbital experiments during Apollo 15
17IBM When I Was Born: 1982Marketing for 2 robotic industrial systems capable of utilizing IBM’s AML robotic control languageIBM 3084 computer: Four CPU’s = 64 million characters of memoryDisplay terminal with audio output developed for the blindIBM Australia’s 50th & IBM Hong Kong’s 25th Anniversary$80 million in cash grants, equipment, etc. donated to worldwide programs6361 Fastdraft System, 3800 Printing Subsystem, and Scanmaster I364,796 Employees725,745 Stockholders$34.36 Billion in Revenue$4.40 Billion in Net Earnings
18In 1995 IBM purchased the Lotus Development Corporation for $3 In 1995 IBM purchased the Lotus Development Corporation for $3.5 billion for its Lotus Notes client-server app, which was so popular that IBM’s OfficeVision disappeared into obscurity.
19Back to the Future: 21st Century IBM’s eServer introduced in 2000 combined all of it’s server brands under one umbrellaIBM is awarded the 2000 U.S. National Medal of Technology making it the 7th time they’ve won this honor
20Blue Gene“As a result of collaborative efforts between IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy and several others, the Blue Gene supercomputers were created to sustain operating speeds in the PFLOPS.”----wikipedia/Blue_gene
21IBM: Current Year Report $98.8 billion total revenue$10.8 billion net earnings386,558 employees (2007)Ranked 1st in Information Technology Services and 15th on Fortune Magazines 500 list.