IBM products through the years
IBM was incorporated in the state of New York on June 16, 1911 as the Computing- Tabulating- Recording Company (C-T-R). But the company's origins can be traced back to the invention of the dial recorder by Dr. Alexander Dey in 1888, which became a building block of C-T-R. As the company expanded beyond recording devices it changed its name to International Business Machines Corp. in February 1924. Twenty years later, IBM completed the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator, which marked its first step towards computing, and in 1952 it introduced the first large computer, the IBM 701. As customer demand for its computers waned in the 21st century, the company shifted its focus to infrastructure support of e-businesses with a new generation of servers.