Today marks 100 years since the founding of our company. Very few companies have made it that far. IBM continues to have a unique vision and impact in the world. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction in all that we do is naturally important to me as a quality engineer, but on a broader scale, it not just about better quality; it's about a better world. Our campaigns call that a "Smarter Planet" these days, but make no mistake: Our commitment to a better world has been ingrained in our company DNA for a long, long time. This is not simply the latest marketing campaign; it's who we are. Nothing beats working with a team determined to do better every day. The IBM Centennial Film "Wild Ducks" below captures that spirit really well, while celebrating our visionary clients, who allow us to serve them as the innovators' innovator.
As we celebrate the centennial and the wild ducks, who made forward leaps toward a better world, some times by leveraging our technology, and always with grit and determination, it is especially interesting for us in IBM Collaboration Solutions to see the transformation of collaborative norms toward social business, crowd sourcing, and a truly networked world. And to think about what that might mean for the future sources of ideas and innovation, helping enable every citizen of the world participate in, and contribute to, networks of enablement, productivity and improvement. Connecting more wild ducks and creating more opportunities. Our technology and our company is committed to help fight disease and to help lift fellow humans out of poverty and exclusion every day, to build a better world. To make our world, not just smarter, but through that also healthier, cleaner, more peaceful, more just, more inclusive, and more prosperous. Now, that is worth celebrating!