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.
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C-T-R: IBM's Original Three-Letter Acronym IBM's roots actually predate 1911, but on June 16, 1911, the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (C-T-R) was incorporated with the merger of the Tabulating Machine Company (dating from the 1880s), the International Time Recording Company (founded 1900), and the Computing Scale Corporation (founded 1901). C-T-R had 1,300 employees, with the top brass pictured here in the New York headquarters. By 1915, it had $4 million in revenue and nearly 1,700 employees.
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