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IBM is a multinational computer, technology and it-consulting company, headquartered in Armonk, New York. The company which later became IBM, was founded in 1896 by Herman Hollerith. IBM produces hardware and software, and offers services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. IBM is the largest IT services company and the second largest software company in the world. In 2009, the company has received the most US patents for the 17th consecutive year. The main software products of IBM are Webspere, DB2, Lotus, Tivoli and Cognos.

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Primary business sectors Infrastructure Software, Operating Systems, Development Tools
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Employees 398,455
Software Top 100position (2011)
Previous Software Top 100 position 2
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Total revenues 2010 (mln US$) 99,870
Total revenues 2009 (mln US$) 95,758
Software revenues 2010 (mln US$) 22,485
Software revenues 2009 (mln US$) 21,396
Software revenue growth (%yoy) 5.1%
Software/Total % 22.5%
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