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The IBM Research Division: enhancing human activity

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Summers, P.D. ; IBM Res., Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

To enhance the value that it delivers to IBM, their Research Division has changed both its organization and research agendas. In the 1980s, it formed ties with product divisions to focus work on future generations of technology and to improve the speed and effectiveness of transferring new ideas to products. IBM Research now invents, develops and applies advanced information technologies throughout its organization. During the 1990s, the Research Division and IBM's sales organizations have also begun working closely with IBM's customers to find and apply advanced technology solutions to their most demanding problems. Today, the IBM Research Division defines its responsibility to provide value to the corporation as vital to IBM's success. First and foremost, the organization works to deliver technical leadership to IBM and to support that leadership with a robust patent portfolio. Building on a base of established science and technology, and stimulated by new and forthcoming advanced information systems applications, the IBM Research Division is continuing to create the technology, systems and solutions that will enhance the future of human activity

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IEEE Expert  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 1 )