IBM Certification Guide: Overview and Career Paths
International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation is a world leader in IT products and services, covering the gamut from enterprise applications, to middleware and operating systems, to computing systems and storage.
IBM was incorporated in the state of New York in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (C-T-R). The company became known as “Big Blue,” most likely because of the color of its mainframes in the late 1960s. IBM is a Fortune 100 company with revenues exceeding $104 billion, and employs over 434,000 individuals worldwide. Some of its best-known product brands are DB2, Lotus, Tivoli, and WebSphere.