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What does IBM do?

2009: Volume 1, Article 3

The simple answer is, a lot, which makes it difficult to capture everything we're doing in just one article. We'll be sharing the many answers to the question "What does IBM do?" in an ongoing series (starting with this article) coming up in future newsletters.

First, let's clear up what we're not doing. We no longer sell personal computers, period. In fact, we sold our PC division to Lenovo in 2005. Yes, technology is still a big part of our mission, but aside from being the world's largest information technology (IT) company, we're also the world's largest consulting organization,with talented people in more than 160 countries. Our global capabilities include: services, software, hardware, research and financing.

We exited commoditizing businesses like personal computers, and hard disk drives, years ago, and strengthened our position through strategic investments and acquisitions in emerging higher-value segments. In addition, IBM transformed itself into a globally integrated enterprise which has improved our overall productivity and is driving investment and participation in the world's fastest growing markets. As a result, IBM is a higher-performing enterprise than it was several years ago.

So, what does IBM do? In the first story of this series, we'll focus on how we're helping to make food safer and heartier. That's right, we're helping to trace food from the farm to the fork. IBM is literally helping to change the way the world works.

Bag of vegetables Learn more about how IBM is helping to make food safer and heartier.

And, if it's something you could picture yourself doing, check out the "Start@IBM" box below to learn more about the jobs that are available in this area.


Start at IBM We currently have opportunities for experienced Supply Chain Management (SCM) consultants focused in Logistics, Supply Chain Strategy, Supply Chain Planning, Enterprise Applications, Operations, Product Lifecycle Management, Procurement functions, and asset management. Explore all of the available Supply Chain Management jobs.

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