2009: Volume 2, Article 2
What does IBM do?
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 this, the newsletter's ongoing series. Last time, we discussed how IBM makes food safer. In this issue we'll show you how IBM is energizing the power industry to find solutions to the planet's ever pressing problems.
What we don't do
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.
The second story of this series focuses on how IBM is helping power companies provide their customers with the information and control they need to actually change their behavior patterns and reduce energy usage and costs.
We're making energy usage smarter
And, if it's something you could picture yourself doing, check out the start@ibm careers site to learn more about the jobs that are available in this area. You could be IBM's next great hire.