Analysis of Life-Cycle of IBM
OCTOBER 23, 2010
IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE COURSE
"ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR - II"
OF MBA (FULL TIME)
Prof. Harismita Trivedi and Prof. Sari Mattila
Group No. 43
Saurabh Shrivastava – 101143
Rohit Adukia – 101243 Roshni Kumar – 101343
Table of Contents
1. CURRENT SCENARIO 1 2. HISTORY OF IBM 2 2.1 The Origin of IBM 2 2.2 IBM’s Early Growth 4 2.3 IBM post World War II and rise of business computing 5 2.4 IBM’s near disaster 6 2.5 IBM’s Resurrection and Organizational Culture 8 3. LEARNINGS FROM THE COURSE AND HOW WE CAN USE IT AS A MANAGER 10 4. EXHIBITS 13 5. ARTICLE: 14 6. BIBLIOGRAPHY 15
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. CURRENT SCENARIO
IBM, International Business Machines which was founded on June 16, 1911 in Endicott, New York, U.S, is today a Public Limited Company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. It employees approximately 400,000 employees worldwide with sales of greater than 100 billion US dollars. Mr. Samuel J. Palmisano is the current Chairman, President and CEO and Mr. Mark Loughridge, the SVP and CFO of the company. It owns subsidiaries like ADSTAR, Lotus Software, ILOG etc.. IBM is working with its clients to develop new business designs and technical architectures that allow their businesses the flexibility required to compete in the global business landscape. The business is also adjusting its footprint toward emerging geographies, tapping their double-digit growth, providing the technology infrastructure they need, and taking advantage of the talent pools they provide to better service the company’s clients.
However, let 's also clear up what IBM is not doing. IBM is no longer selling personal computers. In fact, IBM sold its PC division to Lenovo in 2005. Technology is still a big part of their mission, but aside from being the world 's largest information technology
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