International Business Machines is a multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York that manufactures and sells computer hardware and software.

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Who manages the IBM employee services center?

Fidelity. The URL to manage your plan is


What are the goals and objective of IBM company?

what is company goal and objective


How much does robosoft pay to freshers?

Rs.10 per month


What does IBM stand for?

IBM stands for International Business Machines.

(International Business Machines Corporation).

Microsoft Corporation

What advantages are there for mailing list owners in using list administration software?

There are two kinds of mailing list administration systems:

1) The kind that resides on your local computer; and,

2) The kind that resides on a web server system.

Either kind will allow you to add/remove people's email addresses to/from your list; or sort them every which way; or select them by numerous criteria, etc. Not all mailing list software is created equal and certain ones are clearly better and more feature-rich than others.

But of the two kinds listed above, the kind that sits on a web server system is inherently better than the kind that sits on your local PC. And there is one, single, simple reason for this:

Most Internet Service Providers (ISP; the entity that provides your dial-up or DSL or cable modem connection to the Internet), as an anti-spam measure, limits the number email addresses to which any given message may be sent -- even if said addresses are keyed-in to the "BCC:" (blind copy) field. Most ISPs limit it to 10 or maybe 20 or, usually at most, 25 addresses. So, that means that if you wanted to use list management software located on your local PC to send a newsletter out to 600 people; and if your ISP limited to 20 the number of email addresses to which you were allowed to send any given message; then you would have to send the message out 30 times -- the first to the first 20 addresses on your list; then the second to the next 20 addresses on your list, and so on -- until you had sent to all 200 names on your list.

And if your ISP's abuse department is on its toes (and most are these days), the system, upon seeing that you sent out 30 identical messages to a total of 600 different email addresses, would flag your account for spam investigation -- even if your message was not spam and was only a newsletter send to people who had given you permission to do so.

A list manager on a web server system, on the other hand, is meant to mass-mail to hundreds, thousands or even millions of addresses in one fell swoop -- and without going through the SMTP servers of your ISP!

Plus, online list administration systems mounted on web servers usually have an automated way for list members to add or remove themselves to/from your list using forms on web pages and verification emails so that people can't sign-up others onto lists without their permission.

Either way, however, DO NOT SPAM! So help me, if I learn that anyone became a spammer because of what they learned from my answer here, I'll make it my mission in life to get their Internet access account terminated and, moreover, to have them prosecuted under recent state and federal anti-spam laws.

Before mounting an email list, you should familiarize yourself with anti-spamming laws and learn how to stay on the right side of them. Moreover, you should do alot of reading on anti-spam web sites so you can learn good email list (n)etiquette; and so you can learn what types of disclaimers and instructions for removal from your list should be at the bottoms of all your legitimate, non-spam bulk-mailed email messages.

I recommend that you begin by visting web site and begin educating yourself about the do's and don'ts of non-spam bulk emailing.


How do you pass IBM SOA fundamentals certification test 000-664 can anyone provide list of books you need to follow to pass the exam?

SW617/SW618/SW619 are needed to pass this exam.


Bit torent the training videos or buy them from learnkey that's how i got all my computer certs CBT nugget is good also i am more of a watcher than a reader tho

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

How do you the employee respond to your performance appraisal?

Usually with negativity. Performance Appraisals have become a management fad over the past decade whereby every organisation seems to think that by religiously adhering to this practice, people within the organisation will grow and develop in the company image. Nothing could be further from reality. Experience has proved to me that since those who are carrying out the appraisal are usually poorly trained, poorly prepared and with an ' I am your boss so I must be more effective than you' attitude. The result is more often than not highly subjective and of very little value to either the organisation or the appraisee.

Steve Jobs
The Difference Between

How do you manage a narcissistic employee?

It is absolutely essential that you first be sure that your employee is in fact a narccissistic individual or else your remedy for the situation may just end up alienating a normal healthy person who is adapting to the relative dysfunction (stress) of the office environment that you have become accustomed to.

Discuss the problem openly and courteously with the employee in a private situation with another impartial person present. Lay out your complaint in a simple language. Do not be confrontational. Nerves are already frayed, you do not want to exacerbate the situation, you want to resolve it.

It is easy to jump to conclusions and label individuals who you don't get along with as narccissistic, arrogant, stupid, ignorant and so on, but doing so, does not ultimately lead to a constructive conclusion or a productive working environment.

Conflict in the workplace is a complex matter and should be dealt with by professionals who have the knowledge, training or experience to manage situations like these.

Professional advice is particularly important when dealing with a true narcissist. A true narcissist is very different from someone who is self-centered but can acknowledge mistakes, or someone who gets angry when crossed but can empathize with other's feelings.

Most people don't even know they are dealing with a narcissist until it is too late, including supervisors who, to the narcissist, are just stepping stones in the career ladder. The outward persona of many narcissists is quite charming and they quickly make friends. The important difference between them and a normal easily-likeable person is that once you get to know them, you find out that all their emotions revolve around maintaining their self-image, and they will do anything to preserve that image, including destroying the people around them who may threaten it.

Because they are so charming, they are often able to disguise poor work performance to others, depending on their charm to get ahead. Supervisors who attempt to address a narcissist's poor work performance directly may soon find their own job in jeopardy because the narcissist has been charming the supervisor's boss behind the scenes, and spreading lies and undermining the supervisor's authority with other employees.

If you are a supervisor dealing with a real narcissist, talk to your own managers and human resources department first. Make sure you have people on your side so that if you end up a target, you'll have help.

Always have another person with you to witness any disciplinary conversations with a narcissist. In your conversation with the narcissist, emphasize their good points. The problem behaviour needs to be addressed as a simple infraction, like forgetting to turn your car lights on when it gets dark, or accidentally turning into a one-way street. Emphasize the rewards of changing the behaviour and discuss the consequences of not changing it in a simple matter-of-fact way. End the conversation with some appreciative remarks.

Most important, document everything and stay in contact with your own management and human resources professionals regarding the issues.

Computer Monitors
Computer History

Where can you download an IBM R50e VGA driver?


Computer History

Where did the name IBM system 360 come from?

IBM's System/360 was a family of computers, with model numbers that included models /20, /25, /30, /40, /50, /65, /67 and /95 within it.

The system 360 name is probably based on IBM's engineering, which, when combined with its software expertise, could solve a full circle of computing challenges.

When customers purchased or leased 360 systems, the implied promise from IBM was that customers could grow into a larger system, with minimal migration issues.

You can read more about this family of mainframes, below.

Mac OS
Apple Incorporated

Difference between IBM and Apple computers?

Without getting into a PC vs Apple debate; the main difference between an IBM (PC) and an Apple PC, is the operating system.

Apple computers run on Machintosh OSX (older apples might use an earlier OS version, such as OS9) while IBM PC's will run on Microsoft Windows operating systems, such as Windows Vista, Windows XP or the latest Windows 7.

Apple computers generally are more expensive, and at the same time offer reliability. They are generally marketted to the Arts industry, such as music creators or graphic designers where as IBM PC's are generally marketted to businesses that require a robust framework on which to run their programs - most accounting software for example will only run on a Microsoft based operating system.

Microsoft based computers are generally known for their value for money, whilst comprimising quality, where as Apple computer's are generally overpriced, but providing a much better user experience.

There isn't alot of difference nowaday's anyway -- Mac's are coming down in price, and window's usability is skyrocketting with the release of Windows 7.

Business Plans

What are the advantages and disadvantages of multinational companies.?

advantages could be:

* training of local labor with more sophisticated techniques which on the long run will bring external benefits to the host country when these techniques can be used in all economic sector. * raise the growth rate of host nation by introducing new investment and new technology. * induce their local rivals to become more innovative and competitive. * promote improvement or development to various supporting industry or complementary industries

* contributions of taxation, plus providing the host country with foreign exchange that can be used to purchase vital imports. the disadvantages are :

* MNC may enjoys high competitive advantages over local firms that can destroy local competition rather than promote it. * they can require their subsidiaries to operate polices that may be inefficient or create distortion in local market

* they may misuse the environment

* they may create uncertainty because foreign firms control the country within it by controlling part of its industries. * they may not promote any development for the nation's economic activities by simply source their components from abroad. which means the tey will drive local producers out of business. * avoid tax by practicing transfer pricing.


What does the ThinkVantage button on IBM ThinkPad's do?

It opens up the Lenovo ThinkVantage program, which supplies support options and updates and stuff. You can reassign it if you want.

Job Applications

How can you be helpful to your company's growth?

Answer:I have been an executive management consultant for 15 years, and during that time I have worked with many CEOs, VPs, and other executives and I have coached them on how to grow their companies. In my years, I have found a few common traits among successful companies, and the people who work there. These few nuggets of wisdom apply to everyone - not just executives and managers.

1. Believe in your company's purpose.

The person who asked this question probably cares about his/her company, and wishes to become a more constructive and positive force in the growth and success of that company. That desire only comes from a sense of purpose and belonging. To help your company, you must believe in it and its people. Because, to help a company grow, you will have to commit your own time and emotional involvement. When you believe in the company you work for, that commitment becomes a worthwhile and rewarding investment.

The corollary to this statement is a stark and sometimes bitter pill, but deep down you will recognize it as the truth. If you do not believe in your company, then leave and find a new place to work. If you do not believe that your company can achieve something purposeful, then you are only along for the ride - you are coasting. Your time and emotional commitments will become resented burdens, if they are not already. You will not be switched on.

There could be many reasons you don't believe in your company: maybe management doesn't listen; maybe there is no accountability; maybe it is in a dwindling industry - or any one of countless causes. It doesn't matter why - if you cannot bring yourself to believe in your company, then find a company you can believe in.

2. Learn more than just your job.

Too many people just do their job, and they don't take the time or energy to learn and understand how their job interacts with the rest of the company. A procurement clerk, for example, who takes the time to understand how her tasks interconnect with sales and production will gain key insights into growth opportunities. Not only will she better understand how to improve her own performance, but she will become better equipped to suggest improvements across the entire sales, procurement, and production departments.

3. Learn and understand your company's strategy and mission.

Companies don't just grow. There are competitive pressures - other companies are trying to grow too. There is only so much room for growth in the industry, and so one company's growth will ultimately come at the expense of another's. What is your company's growth strategy, given the prevailing and future market pressures?

At this point, I need to stop and define strategy, because it is the most overused and yet most poorly understood term in business. Strategy is the process of understanding what is happening - and what will happen - outside your company, and then developing a plan that best positions your company to capitalize upon those external events when they occur. For example, in the recession of the early 1990's Hewlett Packard (HP) developed a strategy based on the prediction that the economy will someday improve, and when it does, business will start buying new computers and peripheral equipment. During the recession, HP invested heavily in new technologies, and when the recession did end, HP was ideally positioned to start selling advanced printers at extremely competitive prices. Within a few years, HP grew its printer division from an insignificant supplier to a global leader in computer printers. HP did that through strategy - by looking at what is happening (or going to happen) outside the company, and then repositioning the activities inside the company to exploit those events to the benefit of the company.

If your company does not have a strategy, it will not sustain growth. Period. If you can't find your company's strategy, ask. If no one knows, then demand your company develop a strategy. If your company does not seem interested in a strategy, see the corollary note to point number 1.

4. Make decisions that support the strategy.

Now that you have a strategy, you have a guiding principle that will shape every decision you make. Imaging yourself in Hewlett Packard in the early 1990s, and you had a choice to make: either keep an employee and go into further debt, or lay off that employee limit the losses. Now that you have a strategy - to position the company to sell high-value computer printers at competitive prices when the recession ends - you have a guide, or yardstick, that will help you make that decision. Will this employee help you make better printers? If so, you better keep that employee. If not, it might be time to say goodbye.

You can make these decisions in confidence because you know what direction the company is headed. As long as you make sound and defensible decisions, you will make these decisions knowing you are supporting the company's growth. It is like huskies on a sled dog race - as long as they all pull in the same direction, then the sled moves nicely. But if the dogs are not given a direction - a heading - then each dog will pull in the direction that it alone things is the best way. No matter how hard the dogs pull, the sled will not go any faster until the musher leads the way for all the dogs to pull together.

5. Measure your progress.

How can you tell if you are helping your company, hurting it, or simply irrelevant? You can't tell, unless you measure your progress. If, for example, you have decided that you need to increase your overall employee morale, then you need to measure and track employee morale so that you can assess whether the measures you are taking are in fact working. In this example, you could engage an independent third party company (that has no bias) to conduct surveys among the employee population every six months. This will give you successive readings on the employee morale, and therefore provide concrete feedback about the success of the initiatives you took to improve employee morale.

6. Communicate, communicate, communicate.

Most problems in business happen because people did not know enough about what was going on elsewhere in the same company, department, and team. Seek out your subordinates, peers, and superiors, and discuss with them what you are doing and find out what they are doing. Hold and attend regular status review meetings - not just with your team, but with members from every department involved (see point number 2). Become the person that everyone counts on to know what is happening and how to make things happen.

Computer Hardware

What is equivalent HP server for IBM p560?

hp rx6600. Also see: lower right for comparison chart of Sun, HP, and IBM servers

Computer Terminology

Does IBM aix support x86 system?

IBM AIX currently only supports Power chip processors, which are not the Intel X86 format.


What would 100 shares of IBM stock bought in 1970 be worth today?


Broadband Internet

How can you set up a broadband wireless connection on an IBM R31 laptop?

go to IBM's PC support web site and download "IBM Access Connections" or use Access Connections if already on your PC. Create a new wireless profile and follow the prompts. Very easy.


Where was IBM Watson programmed?

IBM claims that "Designing a computer system that could understand natural language was a huge undertaking, and IBMers from all over the world were involved." The related link provides information on Watson's research team

Social Network Websites
Ariana Grande

What chat-room can you chat with Ariana Grande?

I think the best chat room to talk to ariana grande is upstream because it's on YouTube and she dose it live

Business & Finance
New York
Stock Market

Is the Bombay stock exchange a listed exchange as is the New York Stock Exchange?

This is actually quite a technical question. "Listed exchange" can bear a general meaning and a technical (legal) meaning. On the basis that "listed exchange" generally means, as widely understood in the financial world, a stock exchange which (i) is regulated by market disclosure, insider dealing, entry qualification etc. requirements in common with international standards, (ii) offers sufficient liquidity to attract international investors, then the answer is yes, the Bombay Stock Exchange is a listed exchange. However, "listed exchange" and similar terms bear different meanings in a legal terms. For instance, the UK Inland Revenue has a concept of "recognised stock exchange" - for example, you can invest your ISA allowance in listed securities, but they have to be listed on a recognised stock exchange, which the Revenue publishes a list of - broadly, most of the internationally know stock exchanges, but not the Bombay Stock Exchange. The EU Prospectus Directive applies to issuers on "regulated markets" - again, this bears a special meaning, and does not cover all stock exchanges in Europe. So, the short answer is yes, given that the Bombay Stock Exchange has international standing, but if you asking in a legal context, the answer may be more difficult. Hope this helps.

Business Plans
Business Law

Is IBM a public or private company?


Nokia Phones

How do you set up a Nokia 6100 hand phone as a fax modem for your IBM R50 lap top computer?

You should ask your cell phone provider. They will guide you on how to setup your computer to accept the phone as the modem, including the number to dial. In my case, in Indonesia, they provide me with strange number, like *99# etc.

Business & Finance

What year and date did IBM start?

November 1st 1896. 17.15 was the time exactly.

CD and DVD Drives

What kind of external cd-rom drive can you buy to work with an IBM ThinkPad 560x?

Any compatible USB or Serial external CD-ROM drive should do good justice. If your ThinkPad supports SCSI interface and has a SCSI connector you can get a SCSI external drive. I would recommend Sony or Creative CD-ROM drive.


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