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IBM
IBM
(INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York , United States
United States
, with operations in over 170 countries. The company originated in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) and was renamed "International Business
Business
Machines" in 1924. IBM
IBM
manufactures and markets computer hardware , middleware and software , and offers hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology . IBM
IBM
is also a major research organization, holding the record for most patents generated by a business (as of 2017) for 24 consecutive years
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IBM (other)
IBM
IBM
is International Business Machines, an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York
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Watson (computer)
WATSON is a question answering computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language , developed in IBM
IBM
's DeepQA project by a research team led by principal investigator David Ferrucci . Watson was named after IBM's first CEO, industrialist Thomas J. Watson . The computer system was specifically developed to answer questions on the quiz show Jeopardy!
Jeopardy!
and, in 2011, the Watson computer system competed on Jeopardy!
Jeopardy!
against former winners Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings winning the first place prize of $1 million. Watson had access to 200 million pages of structured and unstructured content consuming four terabytes of disk storage including the full text of , but was not connected to the Internet
Internet
during the game. For each clue, Watson's three most probable responses were displayed on the television screen
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List Of Business Entities
A BUSINESS ENTITY is an entity that is formed and administered as per commercial law in order to engage in business activities, charitable work, or other activities allowable. Most often, business entities are formed to sell a product or a service. There are many types of business entities defined in the legal systems of various countries. These include corporations , cooperatives , partnerships , sole traders , limited liability company and other specifically permitted and labelled types of entities. The specific rules vary by country and by state or province. Some of these types are listed below, by country
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Public Company
A PUBLIC, PUBLICLY TRADED, PUBLICLY HELD COMPANY, or PUBLIC CORPORATION is a corporation whose ownership is dispersed among the general public in many shares of stock which are freely traded on a stock exchange or in over the counter markets. In some jurisdictions, public companies over a certain size must be listed on an exchange. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Securities of a company * 2.1 Advantages * 2.2 Disadvantages * 2.3 Stockholders * 3 General trend * 4 Privatization * 5 Trading and valuation * 6 See also * 7 References HISTORYIn the early modern period, the Dutch developed several financial instruments and helped lay the foundations of modern financial system. The Dutch East India Company (VOC) became the first company in history to issue bonds and shares of stock to the general public
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Ticker Symbol
A TICKER SYMBOL or STOCK SYMBOL is an abbreviation used to uniquely identify publicly traded shares of a particular stock on a particular stock market . A stock symbol may consist of letters, numbers or a combination of both. "Ticker symbol" refers to the symbols that were printed on the ticker tape of a ticker tape machine. CONTENTS* 1 Interpreting the symbol * 1.1 Other identifiers * 2 Symbols by Country * 2.1 Canada * 2.2 United Kingdom
United Kingdom
* 2.3 United States
United States
* 2.3.1 Single-letter ticker symbols * 2.4 Other countries * 3 See also * 4 References INTERPRETING THE SYMBOL Stock
Stock
symbols are unique identifiers assigned to each security traded on a particular market. For example, AAPL is for Apple Inc.; OODH is for Orion DHC, Inc.; and HD is for Home Depot, Inc
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New York Stock Exchange
nyse.com New York Stock
Stock
Exchange U.S. National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
National Historic Landmark
Front Elevation of the New York Stock
Stock
Exchange. Show map of Lower Manhattan
Lower Manhattan
Show map of New York Show map of the US COORDINATES 40°42′24.6″N 74°0′39.7″W / 40.706833°N 74.011028°W / 40.706833; -74.011028 Coordinates : 40°42′24.6″N 74°0′39.7″W / 40.706833°N 74.011028°W / 40.706833; -74.011028 BUILT 1903 ARCHITECT Trowbridge George B
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Dow Jones Industrial Average
The DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE /ˌdaʊ ˈdʒoʊnz/ , also called DJIA, the INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE, the DOW JONES, the DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL, ^DJI, the DOW 30 or simply the DOW, is a stock market index , and one of several indices created by _ Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal
_ editor and Dow Jones & Company co-founder Charles Dow . The industrial average was first calculated on May 26, 1896. Currently owned by S&P Dow Jones Indices , which is majority owned by S&P Global , it is the most notable of the Dow Averages, of which the first (non-industrial) was originally published on February 16, 1885. The averages are named after Dow and one of his business associates, statistician Edward Jones . It is an index that shows how 30 large publicly owned companies based in the United States have traded during a standard trading session in the stock market
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S&P 100
The S&P 100 INDEX is a stock market index of United States stocks maintained by Standard & Poor\'s . Index options on the S&P 100 are traded with the ticker symbol "OEX". Because of the popularity of these options, investors often refer to the index by its ticker symbol. The S&P 100, a subset of the S&P 500 , includes 102 (because two of its component companies have 2 classes of stock) leading U.S. stocks with exchange-listed options. Constituents of the S&P 100 are selected for sector balance and represent about 63% of the market capitalization of the S&P 500 and almost 51% of the market capitalization of the U.S. equity markets as of January 2017. The stocks in the S&P 100 tend to be the largest and most established companies in the S&P 500
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S&P 500
The STANDARD & POOR\'S 500, often abbreviated as the S&P 500, or just THE S&P, is an American stock market index based on the market capitalizations of 500 large companies having common stock listed on the NYSE or NASDAQ
NASDAQ
. The S&P 500 index components and their weightings are determined by S&P Dow Jones Indices . It differs from other U.S. stock market indices, such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the Nasdaq Composite
Nasdaq Composite
index, because of its diverse constituency and weighting methodology . It is one of the most commonly followed equity indices, and many consider it one of the best representations of the U.S. stock market, and a bellwether for the U.S. economy. The National Bureau of Economic Research has classified common stocks as a leading indicator of business cycles
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International Securities Identification Number
An INTERNATIONAL SECURITIES IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (ISIN) uniquely identifies a security . Its structure is defined in ISO 6166 . Securities for which ISINs are issued include bonds , commercial paper , stocks and warrants . The ISIN code is a 12-character alpha-numerical code that does not contain information characterizing financial instruments but serves for uniform identification of a security through normalization of the assigned National Number, where one exists, at trading and settlement . Securities to which ISINs can be issued include debt securities, shares, options, derivatives and futures. ISIN cannot specify a particular trading location in this case, and another identifier, typically MIC ( Market Identifier Code ) or the three-letter exchange code, will have to be specified in addition to the ISIN. The Currency of the trade will also be required to uniquely identify the instrument using this method
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Cloud Computing
CLOUD COMPUTING is a form of Internet -based computing that provides shared computer processing resources and data to computers and other devices on demand. It is a model for enabling ubiquitous, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., computer networks, servers, storage, applications and services), which can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort. Basically, Cloud computing allows the users and enterprises with various capabilities to store and process their data in either privately owned cloud, or on a third-party server in order to make data accessing mechanisms much more easy and reliable. Data centers that may be located far from the user–ranging in distance from across a city to across the world
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Cognitive Computing
COGNITIVE COMPUTING (CC) describes technology platforms that, broadly speaking, are based on the scientific disciplines of artificial intelligence and signal processing . These platforms encompass machine learning , reasoning , natural language processing , speech recognition and vision (object recognition), human–computer interaction , dialog and narrative generation, among other technologies. CONTENTS * 1 Definition * 2 Use cases * 3 Cognitive analytics * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 Further reading DEFINITIONAt present, there is no widely agreed upon definition for cognitive computing in either academia or industry. In general, the term cognitive computing has been used to refer to new hardware and/or software that mimics the functioning of the human brain (2004) and helps to improve human decision-making
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Information Technology
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) is the application of computers to store, study, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data , or information , often in the context of a business or other enterprise. IT is considered a subset of information and communications technology (ICT). In 2012, Zuppo proposed an ICT hierarchy where each hierarchy level "contain some degree of commonality in that they are related to technologies that facilitate the transfer of information and various types of electronically mediated communications." The term is commonly used as a synonym for computers and computer networks, but it also encompasses other information distribution technologies such as television and telephones. Several industries are associated with information technology, including computer hardware , software , electronics , semiconductors , internet , telecom equipment , and e-commerce
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Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company
Charles R. Flint (Founder, financier ) George W. Fairchild ( Chairman
Chairman
) Thomas J. Watson Sr. ( President
President
1915-1924) The COMPUTING-TABULATING-RECORDING COMPANY (CTR) was a holding company of manufacturers of record-keeping and measuring systems subsequently known as IBM
IBM
. In 1911 financier and noted trust organizer, "Father of Trusts", Charles R. Flint amalgamated (via stock acquisition) four companies: The Tabulating Machine Company, International Time Recording Company, Computing Scale Company of America, and the Bundy Manufacturing Company ; creating a fifth company - The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company. Located in Endicott, New York it was renamed International Business Machines (IBM) in 1924. The individual companies of CTR continued to operate using their established names until the businesses were integrated in 1933 and the holding company eliminated
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