s and insights. Watson Internet of Things (IoT) in today's world, physical devices of all types are now instrumented with compute capabilities that allow for direct sensing and communication of data. IBM's focus is enabling companies to use that data to improve operations, drive new business and work directly with clients. Systems Hardware Systems Hardware provides clients with infrastructure technologies to help meet the new requirements of hybrid cloud and cognitive workloads—from deploying advanced analytics, to moving to digital service delivery with the cloud, and securing mobile transaction processing. IBM Systems also designs and procures advanced semiconductor devices for use in the company's systems. Systems Hardware Capabilities Servers: It includes a range of high-performing systems designed to address capacity, security, speed and compute power needs for businesses, organizations and technical computing applications. The portfolio includes z Systems, an enterprise platform for integrating data, transactions and insight; and Power Systems, a system designed from the ground up for big data, optimized for scale-out cloud and Linux, and delivering open innovation with OpenPOWER. The company is also a founding member of the OpenPOWER foundation, a group of companies working together to develop high-performance compute solutions based on the IBM POWER architecture. Storage: It includes data storage products and solutions that allow clients to retain and manage rapidly growing, complex volumes of digital information. These solutions address critical client requirements for information retention and archiving, security, compliance and storage optimization, including data deduplication, availability and virtualization. The portfolio consists of a range of software-defined storage solutions, flash storage, disk and tape storage solutions. Technology: In 2014, the company announced a definitive agreement to divest its Microelectronics business and manufacturing operations. This transaction closed in 2015. Global Financing Global Financing facilitates IBM clients' acquisition of IT systems, software and services by providing financing solutions in the areas where the company has the expertise. The financing arrangements are predominantly for products or services that are critical to the end users' business operations. These financing contracts are entered into after a credit evaluation and are secured by legal contracts. Global Financing also maintains a long-term partnership with the companies' clients through various stages of IT asset life cycle—from initial purchase and technology upgrades to asset disposition decisions. Global Financing Capabilities Client Financing: It leases installment payment plan and loan financing to end users and internal clients for terms up to seven years. Assets financed are primarily IT products and services where the company has expertise. Internal financing is predominantly in support of Global Services' long-term client service contracts. Global Financing also factors a selected portion of the company's accounts receivable, primarily for cash management purposes. All internal financing arrangements are at arm's-length rates and are based upon market conditions. Commercial Financing: It includes short-term inventory and accounts receivable financing to suppliers, distributors and remarketers of IBM and OEM products. Remanufacturing and Remarketing: Its assets include used equipment returned from lease transactions, or used surplus equipment acquired internally or externally. These assets may be refurbished or upgraded and sold or leased to new or existing clients both externally or internally. Externally remarketed equipment revenue represents sales or leases to clients and resellers. Internally remarketed equipment revenue primarily represents used equipment that is sold internally to Systems Hardware and Global Services. Systems Hardware might also sell the equipment that it purchases from Global Financing to external clients. Strategy The key elements of the company's strategy include cognitive, advanced analytics and key data are being int
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Armonk, NY 10504
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