International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is a globally integrated, leading cloud platform and cognitive solutions company with significant activities in almost every aspect of the information technology business around the world. IBM is in the business of helping customers solve problems using advanced information technologies. Approximately 353,000 IBM employees in more than 175 countries invent and integrate hardware, software, and services to enable forward-thinking enterprises, institutions, and people everywhere to success on a smarter planet.
We are much more than a “hardware, software, or services” company. IBM is now emerging as a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company. We dramatically accelerated the growth of our strategic imperatives—Data and Analytics, Cloud, Mobile, Social, and Security—to help our clients become “digital.”
IBM is also one of the world’s most vital corporate research organizations, with 28 consecutive years of patent leadership.
The company has invested more than $22 billion, including $15 billion on more than 30 acquisitions, to build its capabilities in big data and analytics. One third of IBM’s research is focused on data, analytics, and cognitive computing.
Above all, guided by principles for trust and transparency and support for a more inclusive society, IBM is committed to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.