Career @ IBM
The History of IBM goes back further than the development of computers. It
was originally a Tabulating Machine Company founded in 1896 by Herman Hollerith.
It specialized in developing punched card data processing equipment. The patent
for this technology was initially applied for in 1884. It began as a means for
Hollerith to meet the demands in tabulating the 1890 Census. Punch cards
introduced in 1896 laid the foundation for generations of equipment which would
one day be known as IBM. The business was sold to Charles Flint in 1911 for 2.3
million dollars of which he received 1.2 million dollars to create Computing
Tabulating Recording Corporation or CRT. Incorporation took place on June 16,
1911 in Endicott, New York.
There were three companies which merged. The computing Scale Corporation, the
Time Recording Company and finally the Tabulating Machine Company. Flint was the
key financier behind the merger and remained a member until 1930. In 1914 Thomas
J. Watson Sr. became General Manager of CTR and in 1917 CTR entered the Canadian
market using the name International Business Machines Co., Limited. Watson
played an essential and key role in establishing what would later be known as
In 1928, IBM introduced a new 80 column rectangular-hole punched card, which
became the standard IBM card used by tabulators and computers for many years to
come. Later in the 1950’s IBM became the primary contractor in developing
computers for the United States Air Force automated defense systems. While
working on the SAGE interceptor control system IBM gained information critical
to work being performed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This
information spearheaded advancements for the company by learning information on
digital data transition, algebraic computer language, light guns, integrated
video display, analog to digital and digital to analog conversion. IMB built
fifty six SAGE computers totaling thirty million dollars each and in its heyday
employed more than seven thousand employees.
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