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John R. Opel
John Roberts Opel (January 5, 1925, in Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri
– November 3, 2011, in Fort Myers, Florida) was a U.S. computer businessman.[1] He served eleven years as the President of IBM
IBM
between 1974 and 1985.[2] He then served as the CEO of IBM
IBM
from 1981 to 1985[2]and he was chairman of IBM
IBM
between 1983 and 1986.[2] Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Opel grew up in Jefferson City, Missouri. He majored in English at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas
Kansas
City
City
is the largest city in Missouri, United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city had an estimated population of 481,420 in 2016,[6] making it the 37th largest city by population in the United States. It is the central city of the Kansas
Kansas
City metropolitan area, which straddles the Kansas– Missouri
Missouri
border. Kansas
Kansas
City
City
was founded in the 1830s as a Missouri
Missouri
River port at its confluence with the Kansas
Kansas
River coming in from the west. On June 1, 1850 the town of Kansas
Kansas
was incorporated; shortly after came the establishment of the Kansas
Kansas
Territory
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Philippines
Coordinates: 13°N 122°E / 13°N 122°E / 13; 122 Republic
Republic
of the Philippines Republika ng PilipinasFlagCoat of armsMotto:  "Maka-Diyos, Maka-Tao, Makakalikasan at Makabansa"[1] "For God, People, Nature, and Country"Anthem: Lupang Hinirang Chosen LandGreat SealDakilang Sagisag ng Pilipinas  (Tagalog) Great Seal of the PhilippinesCapital Manilaa 14°35′N 120°58′E / 14.583°N 120.967°E / 14.583; 120.967Largest city
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List Of International Subsidiaries Of IBM
International mostly means something (a company, language, or organization) involving more than a single country. The term international as a word means involvement of, interaction between or encompassing more than one nation, or generally beyond national boundaries. For example, international law, which is applied by more than one country and usually everywhere on Earth, and international language which is a language spoken by residents of more than one country.Contents1 Origin of the word 2 Meaning in particular fields 3 See also 4 References 5 External links 6 SourcesOrigin of the word[edit] The term international was coined by the utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham
Jeremy Bentham
in his Introduction to Principles of Morals and Legislation, which was printed for publication in 1780 and published in 1789
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IBM Information Management Software
Information
Information
is any entity or form that resolves uncertainty or provides the answer to a question of some kind. It is thus related to data and knowledge, as data represents values attributed to parameters, and knowledge signifies understanding of real things or abstract concepts.[1] As it regards data, the information's existence is not necessarily coupled to an observer (it exists beyond an event horizon, for example), while in the case of knowledge, the information requires a cognitive observer.[citation needed] Information
Information
is conveyed either as the content of a message or through direct or indirect observation
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IBM Research
Research
Research
comprises "creative and systematic work undertaken to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humans, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications."[1] It is used to establish or confirm facts, reaffirm the results of previous work, solve new or existing problems, support theorems, or develop new theories. A research project may also be an expansion on past work in the field. Research
Research
projects can be used to develop further knowledge on a topic, or in the example of a school research project, they can be used to further a student's research prowess to prepare them for future jobs or reports. To test the validity of instruments, procedures, or experiments, research may replicate elements of prior projects or the project as a whole
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Fort Myers, Florida
Fort Myers or Ft. Myers, is the county seat[6] and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. It has grown rapidly in recent years. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 62,298 and in 2016 was estimated at 77,146.[4][5] Fort Myers is a gateway to the Southwest Florida
Southwest Florida
region and a major tourist destination within Florida
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University Of Chicago
The University
University
of Chicago
Chicago
(UChi, U of C, Chicago, or UChicago) is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois. It holds top-ten positions in various national and international rankings.[9][10][11][12] The university is composed of the College, various graduate programs and interdisciplinary committees organized into five academic research divisions and seven professional schools. Beyond the arts and sciences, Chicago
Chicago
is also well known for its professional schools, which include the Pritzker School of Medicine, the Booth School of Business, the Law School, the School of Social Service Administration, the Harris School of Public Policy Studies, the Divinity School and the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies
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Okinawa
Okinawa Prefecture
Okinawa Prefecture
(Japanese: 沖縄県, Hepburn: Okinawa-ken, Okinawan: ウチナーチン Uchinaa-chin) is the southernmost prefecture of Japan.[1] It encompasses two thirds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) long. The Ryukyu Islands
Ryukyu Islands
extend southwest from Kyushu
Kyushu
(the southwesternmost of Japan's four main islands) to Taiwan. Naha, Okinawa's capital, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island.[2] Although Okinawa Prefecture
Okinawa Prefecture
comprises just 0.6 percent of Japan's total land mass, about 75 percent of all United States military personnel stationed in Japan
Japan
are assigned to installations in the prefecture.[3] Currently about 26,000 U.S
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Fulton, Missouri
Fulton is the largest city in and the county seat of Callaway County, Missouri, United States.[5] It is part of the Jefferson City, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 12,790 in the 2010 census. The city is home to two universities, Westminster College and William Woods University, the Missouri
Missouri
School for the Deaf, the Fulton State Hospital, and Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center (state prison).Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics3.1 2010 census 3.2 2000 census4 Government and infrastructure 5 Education5.1 Post-secondary 5.2 Public and Catholic schools 5.3 Public library6 Museums 7 Notable people 8 References 9 Further reading 10 External linksHistory[edit] The first settlement in the county was 1808 at Cote Sans Dessein along the Missouri
Missouri
River
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Westminster College (Missouri)
Westminster College is a private, residential, undergraduate college with a curriculum based on the liberal arts. Located in Fulton, Missouri, the College was established in 1851 as Fulton College. The National Churchill Museum
National Churchill Museum
(formerly known as the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library) is a national historic site located on campus and is recognized by the US Congress and by the International Churchill Society. It is home to the Church of St Mary, Aldermanbury. The church, designed by Sir Christopher Wren
Sir Christopher Wren
in 1667, was rebuilt on the campus to commemorate Sir Winston Churchill, who made his famous "Iron Curtain" speech at the college gymnasium in 1946. Mikhail Gorbachev gave a speech there in 1992, declaring the end of the Cold War
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Jefferson City, Missouri
Jefferson City
City
is the capital of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Missouri
Missouri
and the fifteenth most populous city in the state.[8] It is also the county seat of Cole County and the principal city of the Jefferson City Metropolitan Statistical Area. Most of the city is in Cole County, with a small northern section extending into Callaway County. Jefferson City
City
is named for Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States
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United States Of America
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Lat
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FORTRAN
Fortran
Fortran
(/ˈfɔːrtræn/; formerly FORTRAN, derived from Formula Translation[2]) is a general-purpose, imperative programming language that is especially suited to numeric computation and scientific computing. Originally developed by IBM[3] in the 1950s for scientific and engineering applications, FORTRAN came to dominate this area of programming early on and has been in continuous use for over half a century in computationally intensive areas such as numerical weather prediction, finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, computational physics, crystallography and computational chemistry. It is a popular language for high-performance computing[4] and is used for programs that benchmark and rank the world's fastest supercomputers.[5] Fortran
Fortran
encompasses a lineage of versions, each of which evolved to add extensions to the language while usually retaining compatibility with prior versions
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IBM Mashup Center
The IBM
IBM
Mashup Center is an end-to-end enterprise mashup platform that enables the rapid creation, sharing, and discovery of reusable application building blocks (widgets, feeds, mashups) that can be easily assembled into new applications or leveraged within existing applications. Features[edit] The IBM
IBM
Mashup Center[1] is designed with the goal of helping users at all skill levels create simple web applications from existing information sources by dragging and dropping widgets onto the page, and then wiring them together on-the-glass. This tool includes a Mashup Builder.[2] to assemble mashups, and a set of out-of-the-box, business-ready widgets that jump-start mashup creation and enhanced information visualization options, such as charting
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Criminal Reduction Utilising Statistical History
Criminal Reduction Utilizing Statistical History is an IBM
IBM
predictive analytics system that attempts to predict the location of future crimes.[1] It was developed as part of the Blue CRUSH program in conjunction with Memphis Police Department
Memphis Police Department
and the University of Memphis Criminology and Research department.[2] As of July 2010[update], it was being trialed by two British police forces.[1] See also[edit] Crime
Crime
mappingReferences[edit]^ a b Tony Thompson (25 July 2010). " Crime
Crime
software may help police predict violent offences". The Observer. Retrieved 26 July 2010.  ^ Jim Ericson (July 21, 2010). "A Cop When You Need One". Information Management. Retrieved 26 July 2010. This crime-related article is a stub. You can help by expanding it.v t eThis law enforcement–related article is a stub
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