Yunnan Railways becomes the first IBM customer in Indochina. Installed IBM equipment includes a Type 3-S numerical tabulating machine, an IBM 080 sorter and several card punch and verifying machines.
IBM France opens an office on the first floor of 15 Foures Street in Hanoi.
IBM employs seven people, including a general manager, a sales representative, two systems engineers, one customer engineer, a secretary, and an accounting clerk. IBM opens a Service Bureau in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City).
The Hanoi Electric Company orders IBM equipment.
IBM opens a Service Bureau in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City).
The Hanoi branch office is closed.
The Government Arsenal in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) operates IBM equipment.
Ngo Dinh Diem, South Vietnam’s president, tours the IBM installation of Direction Generale du Budget et de l’Aide Exterieure in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City).
An IBM 1401 tape system is installed at Vietnam’s Directorate of the Budget.
IBM Vietnam becomes a branch of the IBM World Trade Corporation in October.
An IBM System/360 Model 20 tape system replaces the unit record equipment in the Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) Data Center -- the first System/360 in Vietnam.
An IBM System/360 Model 40 is installed at Vietnam’s Directorate of the Budget.
IBM employs 82 people in Vietnam.
IBM Vietnam maintains offices in Ho Chi Minh City and in Hanoi.