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Rank in Information Technology Services: 1
(Previous rank: 1)
Overall score: 7.79
Why it's admired:In 1911, Big Blue was born from the merger of three disparate-seeming businesses to become the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company. Fast forward a century later, the company celebrated its 100th anniversary with record annual profit of $15.9 billion, a 7% year-over-year increase. Much of that came from healthy revenue growth in BRIC countries -- Brazil, Russia, India, and China -- business analytics, cloud services, and Smarter Planet, IBM’s ongoing campaign to solve real-world problems, from traffic congestion to water management.
Where are the Most Admired?
The Most Admired companies in America are spread out across the country, but a few states dominate.