April 13, 1988 |
International Business Machines Corp. said Tuesday that it has assigned some advertising business to the new ad agency formed by former officials of the agency Lord, Geller, Federico, Einstein Inc. The huge computer concern declined to specify how much business would be going to the new agency, Lord, Einstein, O'Neill & Partners Inc., and said that the bulk of its work remains at Lord Geller.
August 11, 1987 |
Apple Computer today will unveil a pair of new programs for the Macintosh personal computer that will considerably broaden the machine's capabilities and, according to analysts, help Apple maintain its 12- to 18-month technological lead over IBM. The first piece of software, known as HyperCard, is essentially a database program that allows Macintosh owners to use and create files that combine information in the form of text, graphics, video, voice, music and animation.
June 22, 1989 |
Sanford L. Kane worked in finance jobs for most of his 27 years at IBM, but he says he's always enjoyed getting his hands dirty on the shop floor. That might be just the right combination for the venture he has been named to run, U.S. Memories Inc., which will have to combine manufacturing excellence with tight cost controls to prosper in the fiercely competitive computer memory chip market. "I didn't sit in my office and read reports. I got out onto the site," Kane said of a stint as controller of an IBM plant in Fishkill, N.Y. "The longer you spend in a place like that, the more you appreciate the genius" of the work force.
March 9, 1987
Richard H. Mattern Jr. has been named vice president-marketing of ROLM Corp., Santa Clara, a subsidiary of IBM.
April 1, 1993 |
Enough already. This idea that IBM's anointing of Louis V. Gerstner as its new chairman and CEO somehow represents a "bold," "unconventional" and "risk-taking" choice is nonsense. On the contrary, Gerstner is precisely the sort of safe, predictable choice that thoroughly conventional boards of directors make. His selection better symbolizes the risk-averse nature of IBM's blue chip board than any innovative vision of the company's future.
March 31, 2012 |
Few institutions revel in the reputation of being a dinosaur like Augusta National Golf Club, host of the Masters Tournament . Augusta has never admitted a woman to membership, and has even tried to portray its adamantine stance as a virtue: When activist Martha Burk launched a public challenge to its males-only membership policy in 2002, then-Chairman Hootie Johnson declared that the club would admit women at some time in the future, but...
September 7, 1990 |
IBM in Venture to Create New Software: International Business Machines said it formed a partnership with Metaphor Computer Systems of Mountain View to create new software that will allow individual programs to work with multiple computer operating systems and networks. Software publishers now must write different versions of the same program for each different operating system. The pact could strain IBM's relationship with Microsoft Corp., which has created most of the operating system software used on IBM personal computers.