IBM Corporation

IBM is a multinational computer, technology and IT consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States. Recognized as one of the world's largest technology companies, IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software, offers infrastructure services, hosting services, and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

Past Awards

Franz Edelman Award: Finalist

INFORMS Prize: Winner(s)

Awarded "for its innovative and effective use of operations research and management science (OR/MS) methodology throughout the corporation. Furthermore, world-class research in OR/MS and the ability to apply the results to solve business problems have further enhanced IBM's competitive edge and reputation. The widespread application of OR/MS studies, models and software has resulted in significant performance improvements and cost savings to multiple IBM organizations, such as the Technology Group, the Personal Systems Group, the Server Group, and Global Services. Indeed, operations research at IBM has evolved to a core competence, used on a continuous basis to address numerous strategic and tactical problems."

The award was presented by Hanan Luss, Committee Chair and Thomas L. Magnanti, 1999 INFORMS President in November 1999.