IBM, the international business machine company, was founded in 1914 in the United States. It is the largest information industry multinational company in the world. At present, it has more than 300000 employees in the world and its business covers more than 160 countries and regions. In 2000, IBM's global operating revenue reached more than $88 billion. In the past more than 80 years, with the continuous development of the world economy and the rapid development of modern science, IBM has always led the development of the global information industry with advanced technology, excellent management and unique products, ensuring the full range of information processing needs of almost all industry users worldwide. As we all know, as early as 1969, Apollo spacecraft carried three astronauts, shouldered the mission of human beings, and landed on the moon for the first time; in 1981, Columbia space shuttle successfully flew into space. Both of these historic space flights embody IBM's unparalleled wisdom. IBM's business relationship with China has a long history. As early as 1934, IBM installed the first commercial processor for Peking Union Medical College Hospital. In 1979, nearly 30 years after the break of contact, IBM came to China again with China's reform and opening up. In the same year, the first IBM medium-sized computer after the founding of the people's Republic of China was installed in Shenyang Blower Works. With the deepening of China's reform and opening up, IBM's business in China is expanding day by day. In the late 1980s, IBM set up offices in Beijing and Shanghai. In 1992, IBM officially announced the establishment of international business machine China Co., Ltd. in Beijing, which is a wholly-owned enterprise of IBM in China. This has made IBM take a substantial step in the implementation of its strategy in China and opened a new chapter in its business in China. Then in 1993, IBM China Co., Ltd. established branches in Guangzhou and Shanghai. So far, IBM's China branch has expanded to Shenyang, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Chengdu, Xi'an and Wuhan, as well as to establish offices in Fuzhou and Chongqing, thus further expanding its business coverage in China. With the development of IBM in China, the number of IBM employees in China has grown to nearly 3000. In the era of rapid development and fierce competition in the information industry, in order to give full play to IBM's all-round advantages, transform the latest technology of the information industry into valuable solutions for Chinese users as soon as possible, help users to carry out business more effectively and enhance their competitive advantages, IBM has made major adjustments in organization, management mode, product technology and customer service Reform. IBM Greater China has been established; the traditional model based on product division has been changed; the development strategy based on industry division has been implemented; the customer service center network has been established in dozens of cities in China, etc. Over the past 20 years, IBM's various information systems have become the most reliable information technology means in many important business fields, such as finance, metallurgy, petrochemical, transportation, manufacturing, commodity circulation, etc. IBM's customers are all over the Chinese economy. It is IBM's product development strategy to develop new products with the latest world-class technology and enter the market with the fastest production speed. IBM has a full range of advanced products. IBM has strong advantages in complex network management, system management, intensive business processing, huge database, powerful scalable server, system integration, etc. In response to the special needs of the Chinese market, IBM has strengthened the development of Chinese software in recent years, and set up a Chinese software development center in Shanghai, in order to strengthen cooperation with more Chinese business partners and launch more Chinese software products. In 1995, IBM established IBM China Research Center in Beijing. This research center is IBM's seventh scientific laboratory in the world. Since its establishment, it has made important research achievements in Chinese speech recognition, machine translation and e-commerce. In implementing the strategy of taking root in China, IBM strives to become part of China's resources. At present, IBM has established nine joint ventures in China, including: Great Wall international information products (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Changke International Electronics Co., Ltd., Shenzhen mass storage products Co., Ltd., Beijing Dingxin Information System Development Co., Ltd., Tianjin advanced information products Co., Ltd., universal software development (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Blue Express Computer Engineering Technology Co., Ltd Ltd., IBM leasing company and Beijing jinchangke International Electronics Co., Ltd. In addition, IBM has established two wholly-owned enterprises in China, namely, international business machine engineering technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and Shenzhen International Business Machine Technology Products Co., Ltd. located in Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, Pudong, Shanghai. In recent years, IBM's international procurement business has achieved great development in China. From $30 million in 1993 to more than $2 billion in 2000. IBM has a wide range of procurement in China, including all kinds of computer components, such as power supply, display, hardware components, injection parts and various boards. IBM Asia Pacific International Purchasing Department also set up China Purchasing Center (CPC) in Shenzhen.