International Business Machines Corporation

International Business Machines Corporation
   Abbreviated IBM, also known as "Big Blue." Known originally for its huge range of mainframe computers, IBM introduced the IBM PC, which quickly emerged as an industry standard. Since its introduction in 1981, the PC has seen many changes, and an enormous number of companies worldwide now manufacture or market hardware, software, and peripheral devices for IBM-compatible computers. IBM also has a huge research effort, owns thousands of patents, and has introduced many innovative products, including the small, touch-sensitive TrackPoint, which replaces the mouse on many portable computers, a 1000MHz chip, and a 3.5-inch hard disk drive capable of storing up to 17GB of information.
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