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What was the original name Thomas J Watson changed his company's name from in 1924 and what was the new name?
January 25, 2010 10:37PM
He changed it from "Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company" to International Business Machines Corporation.
In 1914 Thomas J Watson joined Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co., which made weighing scales, timeclocks, and also "tabulators" which sorted information using punched cards. Tabulators were forerunners of the earliest mainframe computers. The company was renamed International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) in 1924.