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100 Years Of IBM: 25 Historic Milestones

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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IBM Punch Card Sets Standard
The key company behind the formation of IBM was the Tabulating Machine Company, which invented punched-card data processing. C-T-R advanced the technology in 1923 with the first electric key punch, a speed and accuracy advance over mechanical punches. In the late 1920s, IBM introduced an 80-column punch card--think of it as a higher-density storage device. The "IBM Card" became the industry standard.

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