IBM opens an office in Singapore.
IBM has three employees who are responsible for electric typewriters and time equipment.
The first IBM equipment is delivered to Overseas Assurance.
The first IBM data processing equipment in Singapore -- an IBM 405 electric punched card accounting machine -- is installed at the Lee Rubber Company.
IBM opens a Service Bureau, and has installations with such customers as American International Assurance and Public Life Insurance.
IBM’s first Singapore public sector installation is made at the Housing and Development Board.
The first IBM computer in Singapore -- an IBM 1401 data processing system -- is ordered by the Central Provident Fund Board. It is installed the following year. A major installation of IBM equipment is implemented at the Property Tax Department.
The Ministry of Finance receives a full-scale IBM 1401 computer with IBM 1311 disk storage units. Lee Rubber Company acquires an IBM 1440 data processing system with IBM 1311 systems for payroll, stock control, sales analysis, and accounts receivable applications.
Henry Oh is appointed general manager, the first Singaporean to head the company. IBM opens a Data Center equipped with an IBM System/360 Model 30.
Shell Eastern Petroleum Ltd. begins using an IBM System/360 Model 30 for invoicing and compiling sales statistics.
The 100th employee -- an Office Products customer engineer -- joins the company.
IBM teleprocessing systems are installed at Singapore Airlines and Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank.
The first IBM System/370 in Southeast Asia is installed at Shell.
IBM revenues reach $10 million.
The Post Office Savings Bank becomes the largest IBM customer in Singapore, with an installation including an IBM 3031 processor, IBM 3600 banking terminals and Automatic Teller Machines. A partnership is established with the National University of Singapore to form the Institute of Systems Science (ISS).
IBM’s PROFS is introduced in Singapore to link employees worldwide via e-mail on the corporation’s VNET telecommunications system.
IBM Singapore announces the IBM Personal Computer.
The Health Industry Center is established to develop skills in health care applications.
IBM’s Singapore revenue reaches $82 million. The Airlines Support Center is established to support airline applications in Southeast Asia. IBM sponsors its first major television program: the Planet Earth series.
Eight IBM 3090 processors are installed. IBM Singapore wins the National Productivity Award and revenue tops $100 million.
The headquarters of IBM ASEAN organization is established in Singapore.
IBM establishes the first disk-drive manufacturing facility in Southeast Asia, producing 3.5-inch hard disk drives featuring IBM's magneto-resistive (MR) head technology.
IBM establishes a Personal Computer manufacturing facility to service regional markets.
IBM announces that it will expand operations at its disk drive manufacturing sites in Hungary and Singapore. The plant in Singapore will focus on hard disk drives for use in storage subsystems and servers, and will double in size by 1997. The Singapore plant has been producing drives since 1994 and its technical teams have achieved record product yields. The IBM Systems Storage Division establishes an Asia Pacific Logistics Center, making Singapore the regional distribution hub for hard disk drives. The Singapore Government announces the launch of its Electronic Procurement Service (EPS) in Europe, a project which signifies the first large-scale implementation of IBM's electronic procurement service for government.
In the first Secure Electronic Transaction (SET) pilot project in Asia, Citibank Asia Pacific completes its first live end-to-end credit card transaction in April. The chief executive of Singapore’s National Computer Board becomes the first person to complete a secure card payment using SET and the first in the world to use Verisign’s SET digital certificates in a live production credit card processing environment.
IBM announces that the first major technical support center outside the United States will be established in Singapore to support the company’s Storage Systems Division (SSD) customers in Asia. The center will provide improved response and local support for IBM hard disk drive users in the Asia Pacific region.
IBM and the Singapore Ministry of Education sign a memorandum of understanding on a "Model Schools" project to introduce the IBM Learning Village Solution into public schools. IBM establishes a Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Design Center to apply IBM-developed chip technologies to meet the particular needs of an organization or industry.
IBM is named a Family-Friendly Firm by the Singapore National Employers' Federation and becomes the only information technology multinational corporation to win the award. IBM also wins the Singapore Greenleaf Award, given by the Ministry of the Environment to individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to environmental protection and preservation in Singapore.
IBM and Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) launch a major initiative aimed at helping industries, government institutions and users move to IT operating environments based on open standards. IBM announces the establishment of the IBM Open Computing Center, which is comprised of the NYP-IBM Web Services Innovation Zone and the IBM Linux Integration Zone.
More than half the ATMs in Singapore are powered by IBM technology.