Big Blue is celebrating a major birthday in 2011, but it hasn’t survived by sheer luck. The company has evolved from basic “business machines” to a major force in software and services. Here’s a look at key transitions over the last century

Slideshow: The 10 biggest moves in IBM’s first 100 years
IBM has now been around long enough that the average person can be forgiven for not knowing its initials stand for International Business Machines.
 
A company that started as a maker of cash registers slowly evolved into an organization focused on much more complex transactions, including the management of information across supply chains, through disparate systems and ultimately, between decision-makers. 
 
There have been a lot of ups and downs in Big Blue’s first century, but there has been a few that proved crucial to its long-term survival and growth up until now. 
 
Learn more in our slide show, The 10 biggest moves in IBM’s first 100 years
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