100 Years Of IBM: 25 Historic Milestones
June 15, 2011 08:00 AM IBM this week celebrates 100 years of innovation and business optimization. From punch cards to the S/360, from tabulators to teraflops, from CEO Watson to supercomputer Watson, IBM has a unique history. Take a visual tour back through the decades.
American Airlines Introduces Sabre Reservation System
Two IBM 7090 mainframes initially powered American Airlines' Sabre Reservation System, which was introduced in 1962. The system worked over phone lines in "real time," with links between high-speed computers handling seat inventory and passenger records from terminals in more than 50 cities.