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1 New Orchard Road

Armonk, NY 10504

United States

Phone: 914-499-1900


rily for use in its systems and storage products, as well as delivering semiconductors and related services to external clients. GLOBAL FINANCING This segment facilitates clients' acquisition of the company’s systems, software and services. This segment invests in financing assets, utilizes with debt, and manages the associated risks with the objective of generating returns on equity. Capabilities Client Financing: The company offers lease and loan financing to end users and internal clients for terms between one and seven years. Commercial Financing: The company offers short-term inventory and accounts receivable financing to dealers and remarketers of IT products. Remanufacturing and Remarketing: Systems and Technology might also sell the equipment that it purchases from Global Financing to external clients. Sales and Distribution The company operates in approximately 175 countries. The company's major markets include the G7 countries of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States (U.S.), and the United Kingdom (UK) plus Austria, the Bahamas, Belgium, the Caribbean region, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. The company operates in six sectors, such as financial services, including banking, financial markets, and insurance; public, including education, government, healthcare, and life sciences; industrial, including aerospace and defense, automotive, chemical and petroleum, and electronics; distribution, including consumer products, retail, and travel and transportation; communications, including telecommunications, media and entertainment, energy, and utilities; and general business, including cross-sector representation of intermediate-sized large enterprises, as well as mid-market clients. Strategy The company’s strategy is to make markets by transforming industries and professions with data; remake enterprise IT for the era of cloud; and enable ‘systems of engagement’ for enterprises and lead by example. Smarter Planet is the company’s strategy to lead in a technology-enabled world that is more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent than ever before, allowing people and organizations to address significant business and societal requirements. Research and Development The company annually invests approximately $6 billion for research and development. Intellectual Property The company’s 6,809 patents awarded in 2013 represent a range of inventions poised to enable innovations that would position the company to compete and lead in strategic areas, such as Watson, cloud computing, and big data analytics. Significant Events In April 2014, the company announced it was collaborating with Ocean Networks Canada on a three-year, multi-million dollar project to equip British Columbia with a monitoring and prediction system to respond to off-shore accidents, tsunamis and other natural disasters. In May 2014, IBM announced that Extramarks, a new age education solutions enterprise, has selected SoftLayer, an IBM company, to expand and grow its educational content business. In May 2014, IBM has opened its mainframe Linux and Cloud Innovation Center in Nairobi that will seek to provide the government, private sector institutions and universities with extended big data, analytics and cloud computing through the IBM zEnterprise. In May 2014, IBM announced it is collaborating with Beijing TransWiseway Information Technology Co. Ltd. to build the larger connected vehicles platform in China that would transform the development of the country's connected car services industry. In May 2014, The Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA), SMRT Corporation Ltd. (SMRT), StarHub and IBM announced a collaboration to apply fusion analytics to create a public transport system that would significantly improve the commuter experience across Singapore. In May 2014, IBM announced that it is collaborating with Beijing TransWiseway Information Technology Co. Ltd. to build the large connected vehicles platform in China that would transform the development of the country's


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