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About IBM Korea

Brief history

Year History
Apr. 1967 Founded and implemented IBM System 1401 (Korea’s first computer) at Korea’s Economic Planning Board Statistics Department 
Sept. 1974 Operated large Korean airline company’s global online network (online ticket  reservations system)
Sept. 1982 Established international purchasing office (IPO) 
Nov. 1985 Founded Korea Share Guide (Forum of IBM  Large-Capacity System Users)
Sept. 1988 Supported the ’88 Seoul Olympics and Seoul Paralympics in computerization
Nov. 1994 Received 1st Outstanding Corporate Culture Award  from the Korean Government and 1st Internationalization Award from the Korea Management Association
Oct. 1997 IBM Korea’s first outsourcing contract
Nov. 1998 Received Best Corporate Award  in Korean Talent Management
May 2001 Contracted with Seoul National University for Digital Shipbuilding Innovation Center
Jun. 2001 KISTI introduced IBM Supercomputer and signed the establishment of Largest Supercomputer Application Tech and Bioengineering Support Center in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Nov. 2001 Completed global-scale enterprise application integration (EAI) project for Korea’s largest steel maker
Dec. 2001 Executed MOU to establish the Linux Hub Center jointly with SNU
Oct. 2002 Launched IBM Biz Consulting Service
Feb. 2003 Awarded 1st Korea Ethical Management Grand Prix 
Sept. 2004 Completely implemented the next-generation computer network for large Korean commercial bank
Dec. 2004 Recorded  zero failure by sales system of large electronics firm in Korea for 3,000 days
Apr. 2006 Executed largest outsourcing contract with large life insurance company in Korea 
Oct. 2006 Signed BTO contract with Korea’s large telecommunications service firm call center
Apr. 2007 Celebrated 40th anniversary of IBM Korea
Sept. 2008 Founded Cloud Computing Center
Dec. 2008 Acquired ISO 27001 International Standard for Information Security Management
Dec. 2008 Awarded the Presidential Award in “IT Innovation Awards”
Aug. 2009 Provided Smart Space Service to Global Fair & Festival Incheon
Nov. 2009 Opened Songdo IBM Business Park
Feb. 2010 Opened next-generation system for large bank in Korea  
May 2010 Opened Yeouido Mobile Office
Sept. 2010 Given Major Commendation in Corporate Social Contribution Excellent Program in Seoul 
Dec. 2010 Named “2010 Breast Milk Feeding Recommending Company” by Korean Committee for UNICEF
Jan. 2011 Obtained AA ,Grade Certified as IT Industry’s First “Authorized Economic Operator”
Feb. 2011 Selected as Top 30 Foreign-Invested Firms by the Ministry of Knowledge and Economy/KOTRA
Mar. 2011 45th Taxpayer’s Day – Awarded by the Ministry of Planning and Finance (March)
Nov. 2011 Selected as Family-Friendly Company by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family
Apr. 2012 Prime minister citation “12th A model corporation for gender-equal employment”