At IBM, we strive to lead in the creation, development and manufacture of the industry’s most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics.
We translate these advanced technologies into value for our clients through our professional solutions and services businesses worldwide.
IBM was incorporated in 1911 in New York as the Computer Tabulating Recording Company, with a product line that included clocks, scales and punch card tabulators. In 1914, the company changed its name to International Business Machines (IBM), reflecting its growing operations in Europe, South America, Australia and Asia.
Today, IBM is the world’s leading information technology company, offering a range of integrated solutions, products and services unmatched by any other IT company.
On May 26, 1937 IBM began operations in Indonesia under the name of Watson Bedriffsmachine Java NV. The first machine we sold was a data processing machine to Staat Spoorwagens - a government owned Train Company in Bandung during the first era of computerization in Indonesia.
In 1953, Watson Java NV became IBM Indonesia Ltd, NV and the number of IBM clients continued to grow. Some of our earlier clients include PT Stanvac in Palembang bought IBM 1401 in 1962, we sold a S/360 - 30 to the Indonesian Police Department and PT Caltex Indonesia in 1969, installed the ticketing system at the Garuda Indonesian Airways in 1973.
In 2002, we acquired Price Waterhouse Consulting and formed IBM Global Business Services. We established PT IBM Jasa Teknologi Informasi in 2003 to enable us to deliver IT services and better support our clients.
We sold our PC business in to Lenovo in May 2005 and acquired nearly 40 software companies since 2001. Familiar names include Lotus Development Corporation, Tivoli Systems Inc and most recent once, Cognos, a leading provider of business intelligence and performance management solutions. These acquisitions have positioned us as as the #1 Middleware player in the world and has allowed us to play an active role in supporting our clients integrating the various applications and systems in their enterprise.
After 70 years some things have changed but the fundamental things have stayed the same. We remain focused on client satisfaction. Our management system, the way we reward our leaders and employees are tied to client satisfaction. Our commitment to products and services excellence has not changed and more important, our high standard of ethics and integrity has stayed firmly intact.
While we continue to focus on large clients and work with them to provide leading edge IT solutions, IBM is equally focused on smaller enterprises. Today, we work with distributors, tenths of solutions providers and hundreds of resellers to deliver joint solutions to small and medium businesses. Our business in SMB has grown significantly.
We continue to contribute to the society in which we operate. In 1973 - 1983, we played an active role in the restoration of the Borobudur Temple by deploying hardware, software and the expertise required registering, count and matching every single stone of Borobudur temple.
As of today we have rolled out the IBM KidSmart program to more than 200 schools in almost every part of Indonesia. Our contribution includes hardware, software, early childhood learning education content and teachers training.
We contributed to disaster relief efforts in Aceh after the Tsunami disaster. We developed SIMBA (Sistem Informasi Bencana Aceh) to track displaced persons and to managed logistics. Our support included 250 units of IBM ThinkPad, several servers, communications devices and our expertise, which we applied to the design and implementation of systems.
IBM continues to benefit from being awarded the largest number of patents in the US for the last 14 years. Our patent leadership demonstrates our commitment to research, development and innovation, we also among the forefront supporters of open standards and open source.
For answers to general questions about IBM in Indonesia,
Phone: +62 21 2992 5000
Fax: +62 21 2992 5001
IBM Indonesia Office
The Plaza Office Tower - 16th Floor
Jl MH Thamrin Kav 28 - 30
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