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International Business Machines Corp.

International Business Machines Corp.

Sector: Computer Integrated Systems Design Region: NY, United States


: | Lima Stock Exchange: IBM | XETRA: IBM | New York Stock Exchange: IBM


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International Business Machines Corp. is an information technology company, which provides integrated solutions that leverage information technology and knowledge of business processes. The company operates its business through five segments: Global Technology Services, Global Business Services, Software, Systems & Technology and Global Financing. The Global Technology Services segment primarily provides Information Technology (IT) infrastructure and business process services, creating business value for clients through unique technology and IP integrated services within its global delivery model. Its capabilities include Strategic Outsourcing Services, Global Process Services, Integrated Technology Services, Cloud Services and Technology Support Services. The Strategic Outsourcing Services delivers comprehensive IT outsourcing services dedicated to transforming clients' existing infrastructures to consistently deliver improved quality, flexibility, risk management and financial value. The Global Process Services delivers a range of offerings consisting of standardized through transformational solutions including processing platforms and business process outsourcing. The Integrated Technology Services delivers a portfolio of project-based and managed services that enable clients to transform and optimize their IT environments by driving efficiency, flexibility and productivity, while reducing costs. The Cloud Services delivers a comprehensive set of cloud services ranging from assisting clients with building their own private clouds, to building customized dedicated managed clouds, to allowing clients to leverage standardized cloud infrastructure services from the Soft-Layer and SmartCloud Enterprise+ offerings, to creating hybrid environments linking their private and public workloads together. The Technology Support Services delivers a complete line of support services from product maintenance through solution support to maintain and improve the availability of clients' IT infrastructures. The Global Business Services segment delivers predictable business outcomes to the company's clients across two primary business areas: Consulting and Application Management Services. The Consulting delivers client value with solutions in Strategy and Transformation, Application Innovation Services, Enterprise Applications and Smarter Analytics. Consulting is also focused on bringing to market client solutions that drive Front Office Digitization in Smarter Commerce, Cloud, Mobile and Social Business. The Application Management Services provides application management, maintenance and support services for packaged software, as well as custom and legacy applications. The Software segment primarily consists of middleware and operating systems software. Middleware software enables clients to integrate systems, processes and applications across a standard software platform. Its capabilities include WebSphere Software, Information Management Software, Watson Solutions, Tivoli Software, Social Workforce Solutions, Rational Software and Mobile Software. The WebSphere Software delivers capabilities that enable organizations to run high-performance business applications. With these applications, clients can integrate and manage business processes across their organizations with the flexibility and agility they need to respond to changing conditions. The Information Management Software enables clients to integrate, manage and analyze enormous amounts of data from a large variety of sources in order to gain competitive advantage and improve their business outcomes. The Watson Solutions includes, Information Management Software, Watson is the first commercially available cognitive computing platform that has the ability to interact in natural language, processing vast amounts of big data, and learning from its interactions with people and computers. The Tivoli Software helps clients optimize the value they get from their infrastructures and technology assets through greater visibility, control and automation across their end-to-end business operations. The Social Workforce Solutions enables businesses to connect people and processes for more effective communication and increased productivity through collaboration, messaging and social networking software. The Rational Software supports software development for both IT and complex embedded system solutions, with a portfolio of products and solutions supporting DevOps and Smarter Product Development, transforming the way lines of business, development and operations work together to deliver innovation via software. The Mobile Software spans middleware and offers customers true end-to-end mobile solutions across platform and application development, mobile security, and mobile device management. The Systems & Technology segment provides clients with business solutions requiring advanced computing power and storage capabilities. It also provides semiconductor technology, products and packaging solutions to clients and for IBM's own advanced technology needs. Its capabilities include Systems, Storage and Microelectronics. The Systems business provides a range of general purpose and integrated systems designed and optimized for specific business, public and scientific computing needs. The storage products and solutions allow clients to retain and manage rapidly growing, complex volumes of digital information. The Microelectronics engages in semiconductor design and manufacturing business primarily for use in IBM systems and storage products, as well as delivering semiconductors and related services to external clients. The Global Financing segment facilitates clients' acquisition of IBM systems, software and services. It invests in financing assets, leverages with debt and manages the associated risks with the objective of generating consistently strong returns on equity. Its capabilities include Client Financing, Commercial Financing and Remanufacturing & Remarketing. The Client Financing offers lease and loan financing to end users and internal clients for terms generally between one and seven years. The Commercial Financing offers short-term inventory and accounts receivable financing to dealers and remarketers of IT products. The Remanufacturing & Remarketing engages in refurbish and sale of equipment which are returned at the conclusion of a leaser transaction to new or existing clients both externally and internally. International Business Machines was founded by Thomas J. Watson Sr. on June 16, 1911 and is headquartered in Armonk, NY.

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Virginia M. Rometty, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Ginni Rometty is President and Chief Executive Officer of IBM. Ms. Rometty was appointed to these positions effective January 1, 2012. Ms. Rometty began her career with IBM in 1981 in Detroit, Michigan. Since then she has held a series of leadership positions in IBM, most recently as Senior Vice President and Group Executive, IBM Sales, Marketing and Strategy. As IBM’s global sales leader, she was accountable for revenue, profit, and client satisfaction in the 170 global markets in which IBM does business. She was responsible for IBM's worldwide results, which exceeded $99 billion in 2010, and for leading IBM’s global strategy, marketing and communications functions. In this role, she established IBM’s Growth Markets organization, which is expected to contribute as much as 30 percent of IBM revenues by 2015. Prior to this, Ms Rometty served as Senior Vice President, IBM Global Business Services, where she led the successful integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting. This acquisition was the largest in professional services history, creating a global team of more than 100,000 business consultants and service experts. In this role, Ms. Rometty also led the development of IBM Global Delivery Centers in China and India. In recognition of her leadership, Ms. Rometty was honored with the Carl Sloane Award 2006, given by the Association of Management Consulting Firms. In prior leadership roles, Ms. Rometty served as general manager of IBM Global Services, Americas, as well as general manager of IBM's Global Insurance and Financial Services Sector. Ms. Rometty is a leader in diversity initiatives including IBM’s Women in Technology Council and the Women's Leadership Council, and is one of the senior sponsors of the Women's Executive Council. She is a frequent speaker at industry and business conferences, and has been named to Fortune magazine's “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” for seven consecutive years, including most recently in 2011. Ms. Rometty serves on the Council on Foreign Relations; the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University; and the Board of Overseers and Board of Managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with high honors in computer science and electrical engineering from Northwestern University.
Mark Loughridge, SVP and CFO
Mark Loughridge was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Enterprise Transformation in July 2010. This role includes the SVP and CFO responsibilities he assumed in May 2004 and the leadership of IBM’s continued integration and transformation.
He was previously senior vice president and general manager of IBM Global Financing, where he led the world’s largest information technology financing and asset management organization. Before that role, he was vice president and IBM controller; vice president of Finance and Planning for IBM Global Services; vice president of Finance for Sales and Distribution; and vice president of Finance for the IBM Personal Systems Group.
Since joining IBM in 1977 as a development engineer, Mr. Loughridge has held various management positions in finance, strategic planning and engineering, including manager of Financial Services for IBM’s lab in Hursley, England.
Mr. Loughridge earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance and operations from the University of Chicago. He also completed studies at École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique in Nantes, France.
Rodney C. Adkins, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy
Rod Adkins is IBM’s senior vice president of Corporate Strategy. He is responsible for leading continuous transformation across IBM and developing strategies that are linked to execution plans for a new era of computing, new markets and new clients.
Rod was previously senior vice president of Systems and Technology Group, a position he held since 2009. In this role he was responsible for all aspects of IBM’s semiconductor, server, storage, and system software businesses, as well as the company’s Integrated Supply Chain and Global Business Partners organizations. Previously he was senior vice president of STG development and manufacturing, a position he held since 2007. In his over 30-year career with IBM, Mr. Adkins has held a number of development and management roles, including general manager positions for the PC Company, UNIX Systems and Pervasive Computing.
Inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2005, Mr. Adkins is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council, and the National Society of Black Engineers, which in 2001 awarded him the Golden Torch Award for Lifetime Achievement in Industry. In 2011, Black Enterprise magazine chose Mr. Adkins as its Corporate Executive of the Year, and in 2002, Fortune magazine named Mr. Adkins one of the 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in America.
He serves on the board of directors for United Parcel Service (UPS), the national board of the Smithsonian Institution and the board of directors for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering. Mr. Adkins also serves on the Georgia Tech Foundation, Rollins College Board of Trustees, University of Maryland Baltimore County Board of Visitors, and the University of Miami College of Engineering Visiting Committee.
Mr. Adkins holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in physics from Rollins College, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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