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.
The Agile ArchiveWhen it comes to managing data, donít look at backup and archiving systems as burdens and cost centers. A well-designed archive can enhance data protection and restores, ease search and e-discovery efforts, and save money by intelligently moving data from expensive primary storage systems.
2014 Analytics, BI, and Information Management SurveyITís tried for years to simplify data analytics and business intelligence efforts. Have visual analysis tools and Hadoop and NoSQL databases helped? Respondents to our 2014 InformationWeek Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Information Management Survey have a mixed outlook.