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IBM Chief Says Better Times Lie Ahead

Virginia M. Rometty says embracing new technologies like cloud computing can help reinvigorate the U.S. tech giant

IBM Puts The PC In Its Past

It seems like an astonishing triumph for a Chinese company: Lenovo, China's biggest computer maker, is buying the PC division of American icon IBM. Yet Lenovo's...

IN THE NEW IBM, MAINFRAMES ARE NEITHER BIG NOR BLUE

They still call it big blue, but maybe not for long. Back when IBM acquired the moniker, blue referred to the signature color of its computers, and big described...

Business: IBM for All

Compute it at 4 to 1 IBM, the Wall Street glamour stock whose price once soared to a lofty $733 per share, is finally coming down to earth. Last week the...

Corporations: IBM's Super Split

Few things cheer shareholders like a stock split, and last week few share holders were as cheery as IBM's. At their annual meeting in Boston, 2,300 of the...

Education: IBM Conant

In his historic study of the U.S. high school, James B. Conant spent one year inspecting 55 schools in 18 states to see if they were teaching what he believed...

National Affairs: Enter the IBM

After unveiling its latest jet (see above), the Air Force last week looked immediately to a future in which the Voodoo (not yet off the production line) would be...

Buffett’s Firm Buys About $10.7B in IBM Shares

OMAHA, Neb. — Investor Warren Buffett says his company bought about $10.7 billion of IBM stock this year, giving it a stake of more than 5 percent stake in the...

Business: IBM Withdraws from India

Standing firm on the 100% policy Technical excellence and a shrewd appreciation of its customers' needs helped the International Business Machines Corp. capture...

CORPORATIONS: IBM Buys Itself

The problem confronting the International Business Machines Corp. these days is unusual indeed: What to do with $6 billion in excess cash lying around in...

Business: IBM Gauges the Climate

To predict the likely 1970 performance of the U.S. economy, IBM executives last week set their computers to work. They fed in the latest economic statistics and...

Antitrust: The IBM Questions

As it will for months and maybe years to come, the Justice Department's antitrust suit against International Business Machines Corp. last week continued to...

EXECUTIVES: Learson at IBM's Helm

When T. Vincent Learson, then president of IBM, decided in 1966 to enter the Newport-to-Bermuda yacht race, he was given some jocular advice by his boss,...

Business: WASHINGTON'S CHALLENGE TO IBM

In many ways, the most successful modern American industrial enterprise is International Business Machines Corp. Its primary field, high-speed data...

WALL STREET: IBM's Bargain Sale

In 1925 International Business Machines Corp. offered its stockholders 10, 046 new shares at $100 v. the market price of $122.75. The company grew so fast...

Corporations: Poor Man's IBM

"If a guy owns 80% of the railroad tracks in a country and you want to run a train, you make your wheels fit his track." So says an executive of a firm that has...