Most people know IBM from their 1980s PCs, famous alternative to early Apple computers.
But they have actually always been better at catering to government and corporate markets.
- Early 1900s - early paper hole-punch computers for government projects like the Census
- 1960s - electronic computers for government and big business, R&D innovative technology
- 1980s - diversified into personal computers for the public
- 2000s - today they create software and data products (APIs, AI) for enterprise companies
Their AI and data is actually very good. I even used their sentiment-analysis API for my wordio.co thesaurus which powers my besta.domains domain suggestions business name semantic search.