Back when I was but an eager undergrad studying business, IBM was always a good answer. Just as the old saying went, “Nobody ever got fired for buying an IBM,” using IBM as the example of how to run a business was also pretty safe inside or outside the classroom.
Then they went through tough times, then they got their act back together, and now they’re doing well again and celebrating 100 years in business! They’ve got a special page on their site dedicated to the milestone.
The CBS Early Show did a good piece on the company, and it’s only 4 minutes or so long, so enjoy! Click here for the video. It’s not only a good history of IBM, it also shows us just how far we’ve come with regard to technology. And as they point out in the story, we ain’t seen nothin’ yet!