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International Business Machines (IBM) is a company which does research and development into Information Technologies. Formerly a large manufacturer of Personal Computers, today IBM is in the business of Large mainframes, Datacenters, and Supercomputers. IBM is known for it's large influence and pivotal role in the development of the modern computer as we know it as well as for starting the "PC revolution" with their IBM PC from 1981. One of IBM's nikcnames is Big Blue.

IBM was founded in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR). In 1924 CTR changed name International Business Machines which they are still known as today.