12 interesting facts about IBM, who might not know
Name IBM has become so popular among consumers and all who are interested in news in the tech world that its very mention gives ‘signal’ of listeners that are the subject technology and innovation.
The reason is that in the last century, IBM was one of the most influential companies in the world and was known that constantly ‘pushing’ technology and innovation forward. And despite the dominance of Apple, Google and Microsoft today, the achievements of IBM still play a major role in the information age.
If you want evidence of rich and colorful history of IBM, do not stop reading. Here is 12 interesting facts about IBM, who may not know.
1. The tech giant was founded in New York more than 100 years ago.
Entrepreneur Herman Hollerith founded the Tabulating Machine Company in 1888. The company later gave rise to IBM. IBM (International Business Machines) was founded on June 15, 1911 as a corporation Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation (CTR).
2. A computer company helps in the mission Apollo. From 1969 – 1971 Year.
IBM computers provide American astronauts landing on the moon.
3. Experts believe that the phone Bellsouth IBM Simon was the first real smartphone.
4. Five IBM employees have won the Nobel Prize.
Leo Esaki, Georg Bednorz, Alex Buhler, Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer were rewarded with the most prestigious award in the world for their technical excellence in research and science.
5. During the 20th century the company was subject to a strict, but elegant style of dress.
6. The company has created machines capable of compete on chess with some of the smartest people in the world.
In 1996 the computer of IBM, Deep Blue, beat the famous chess champion Garry Kasparov. Almost 14 years later, the machine is set in another machine, called ‘Watson’, which is also unbeatable chess today.
7. For the appearance of the nickname of IBM, “Big Blue” has many theories.
One of them claims that security analysts invented the nickname after the company started using this color in tangible products and logo.
8. The idea of the keyboard of the classical model ThinkPad Butterfly comes from the puzzle.
While helping his daughter to solve a puzzle, an employee of IBM thought of a new design for the keyboard.
9. In 2008 the Year Award, IBM became the first company in US history with more than 4,000 patents acquired within one calendar year.
10. IBM held a long list of inventions and technologies.
Some are magnetic stripe, bar codes, floppy disks, hard drives, relational database, RAM memory, RAMAC, the world’s first computer system for data storage, and hundreds of other discoveries in medicine, astronautics, sports, finance and the like.
11. IBM creators of the smallest film in the world.
12. IBM created a new generation of chip containing one million artificial neurons and 256 million synapse.
Together they form a set of 4096 “neurosynaptic” cores. The chip is an important step towards the creation of so-called cognitive computers, systems that have perceptions and can self-learning.http://szlifestyle.com/sz/2015/03/15/12-interesting-facts-about-ibm-who-might-not-know/https://i1.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/sz_ibm.jpg?fit=640%2C360https://i1.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/sz_ibm.jpg?resize=150%2C150TECH NEWSIBMName IBM has become so popular among consumers and all who are interested in news in the tech world that its very mention gives 'signal' of listeners that are the subject technology and innovation. The reason is that in the last century, IBM was one of the most influential companies...Richard D.Richard Deendeen@szlifestyle.comContributorRichard Deen is a writer at szlifestyle. What can I say I love gadgets!szlifestyle.com Tech News, Life Style, Reviews, Videos!