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also (in early use) I.B.M., initialism attested by 1921 from International Business Machines Co., name in use from 1918.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • It looks like ibm is going to split its stock, three for one.

    The Common Man Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
  • Has the ibm suggested any alternative to our system, any possible change?

    The Standardized Man Stephen Bartholomew
  • They facilitate the transfer of data between ibm cards, magnetic tapes, and printers.

  • To assist the ibm programming staff in reflecting customer requirements in the specification of new programming systems.

  • Experienced, highly trained individuals work with customers in applying ibm methods to their requirements.

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