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The Rise and Fall of IBM: From Tech Giant to Split Companies and Stagnation

TLDRIBM, once a technology giant and major innovator, has faced a decline in recent years. After splitting into two companies, IBM struggled to maintain its dominance in the computer market. The company's slow reaction to competition and missed opportunities led to its decline. However, IBM continues to focus on research and development in emerging fields like quantum computing.

Key insights

🏢During the dawn of the computing age, IBM was a technology giant, but it has since faced challenges and decline.

💡IBM was a major innovator, inventing technologies like the ATM, floppy disk, hard drive, magnetic strip card, and DRAM.

🔀IBM split into two companies in recent years, signaling a change in its structure and focus.

💻IBM's decline in the computer market can be attributed to competition, missed opportunities, and the rise of other manufacturers.

⚛️IBM is currently investing in research and development in emerging fields like quantum computing.

Q&A

What were some of IBM's major contributions to technology?

IBM invented technologies like the ATM, floppy disk, hard drive, magnetic strip card, and DRAM, among others.

Why did IBM decline in the computer market?

IBM faced competition from other manufacturers and missed opportunities, which resulted in a loss of market share.

What is IBM's current focus?

IBM is currently focusing on research and development in emerging fields like quantum computing.

Timestamped Summary

00:00Introduction to the decline of IBM from a technology giant to its current state.

02:40IBM's major innovations in the early days of computing, including the ATM, floppy disk, and hard drive.

05:40The rise and success of the IBM PC, followed by the entry of competitors in the market.

10:00IBM's attempts to regain its market share with new products like OS/2, but ultimately losing to Microsoft.

12:00IBM's shift towards research and development in emerging fields like quantum computing.