International Business Machines Corporation is a multinational consultancy and technology corporation. They are related to manufacturing computer software and hardware. In addition, they even offer hosting and infrastructure in various areas ranging from nanotechnology to mainframe computers. The company came into being in 1911. Merging of three companies resulted in its emergence - International Time Recording Company, Computing Scale Company and Computing Tabulating Recording Company. They have about 12 research laboratories across the world. They even hold the most recognizable feat of holding most patents by any company for twenty consecutive years. IBM runs a website for IT professionals and software developers - Developer Works.