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Fun Facts

2016

"IBM is over 100 years old."
Graduate, Winchester
"IBM invented the barcode."
Graduate, London
"IBM files the most patents each year globally and helped NASA go to the Moon."
Graduate, London
"IBM invented the ATM."
Entry level, Amsterdam
"IBM is using its Watson technology to help cancer research."
Marketing, Graduate, London
"IBM used to sell meat slicers and cheese graters in the early days of the company."
Graduate, Varies
"You get 10% off at the Understudy bar located next to the Southbank office."
Graduate, London
"In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the AI robot HAL was actually named after IBM. The letters of HAL are just shifted one in the alphabet from IBM."
Graduate, London
"Our Hursley site was used as an RAF base during the war."
Graduate, Hursley

2015

"IBM helped to invent the barcode!"
Graduate, London
"IBM runs pretty much all the tech behind Wimbledon."
Graduate, London/Various
"IBM technology helped to put the first man on the moon!"
Graduate, London
"It's 104 years old, and constantly reinvents itself to be essential in the world's changing technology marketplace."
Graduate, Winchester
"IBM's super computer, Watson, won a game of Jeopardy."
Graduate, London

2014

"We invented the barcode!"
Graduate, London
"IBM made the first smartphone called Simon!"
Graduate, London
"Their 'Smarter Planet' initiative really could change the world, for better, forever."
Graduate, Edinburgh/London
"There's a sauna on the top floor of our Helsinki office :)"
Graduate, London
"They invented the calculator, the bar code & helped put the first man on the moon."
Graduate, London
"With a workforce of over 400000, it is the size of a small country"
Graduate, Bracknell
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