IBM (or International Business Machines Corporation) is one of the most well-known companies in
Information Technology that has been growing since the 19th century. IBM has continuously pursued its
business manufacturing computers, software and hardware all this time and now also offers hosting
services, infrastructure services, and consultations in mainframe computers and nanotechnology.
One of the most recent remarkable accomplishments of IBM is that it had grown to become one of the
largest computer companies in the world since it has the most number of employees in its field with more
than 355,000 people around the world. Though it fell to second place to HP (or Hewlett Packard) in
2007, IBM is still one of the most profitable companies in the world.
Since it has engineers and consultants in over 170 countries and 8 laboratories worldwide, IBM also
holds more patents than any US companies whose business is based in computer technology. Having
earned 3 Nobel prizes, 5 National Medals of Technology, 4 Turing Awards, and 5 National Medals of
Science, IBM is now recognized as one of the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders.
IBM nowadays offers disaster recovery services that include Application Continuity Services, Call Center
Recovery, Continuity Options for storage area networks, Data Center Recovery, Disaster Recoverability
Assessment, ERRM 30-day test drive, iSeries System Restore Test, IT recovery options for Sun
Microsystems, Network Recovery, Physical Workplace Recovery, Protection Express, Recovery
options for IBM technology, Recovery options for multivendor technology, Recovery Plan Development,
Recovery Process and Procedure Design, Recovery Strategy Definition, System i-backup, Recovery
Analysis and virtual workplace continuity.
These services are offered to lessen the losses absorbed by other companies due to disastrous events, so
client companies can offset losses, to keep them in business. IBM services focus on securing data and
keep businesses running. Disaster planning requires harnessing of great amounts and kinds of resources –
the vast IBM network provides that.