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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.

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  • With ibm you can be certain of total systems support for maximum profitability.

  • 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.

  • Many pre-written programs are supplied by ibm, eliminating necessity of customers' staffs writing their own.

  • It looks like ibm is going to split its stock, three for one.

    The Common Man Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
ibm in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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International Business Machines [Corporation]
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