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IBM’s 13 ‘Baby Blues’ With BC-New IBM

September 6, 1992 GMT

ARMONK, N.Y. (AP) _ Here are the 13 parts into which International Business Machines Corp. was split under a December decentralization. Each continues to be owned by IBM and to report to corporate headquarters in Armonk.

Note that IBM counts revenue twice - once at the manufacturing units, and again through its sales organizations. Figures were supplied by IBM: Worldwide Development and Manufacturing:

Adstar - Makes computer disk drives and other data-storage products; 17,500 employees; 1991 revenue of $8.4 billion; based in San Jose, Calif.

Application Business Systems - Makes IBM’s popular minicomputer line; 5,200 employees; 1991 revenue of $4.6 billion; based in Somers, N.Y.

Application Solutions - Makes software and hardware for specific industries, such as check-processing equipment for banks, and does industry consulting; 8,000 employees; 1991 revenue of $2.1 billion; based in White Plains, N.Y.

Enterprise Systems - IBM’s mainframe computer business, its most profitable operation; 20,000 employees; 1991 revenue of $14 billion; based in Somers, N.Y.

Networking Systems - Makes hardware and software to link computers in networks; 11,300 employees; 1991 revenue of $5.2 billion; based in Staines, England.

Personal Systems - Makes personal computers, computer workstations and related software; 14,900 employees; 1991 revenue of $10.7 billion; based in Somers, N.Y.

Pennant Systems - Makes IBM’s mid-range and large printers (IBM sold its small printer business to an investment firm last year; it now is called Lexmark); 1,700 employees; 1991 revenue of $2.3 billion; based in Norwalk, Conn.

Programming Systems - Makes software such as databases and programming tools; 7,000 employees; 1991 revenue of $2.5 billion; based in Somers, N.Y.

Technology Products - Makes computer chips and related electronics; 43,200 employees; 1991 revenue not available; based in Somers, N.Y. Sales and Marketing:

IBM Europe-Middle East-Africa - 72,000 employees; 1991 revenue of $26.1 billion; based in Paris.

IBM North America - 95,400 employees; 1991 revenue of $26.5 billion; based in White Plains, N.Y.

IBM Asia Pacific - 30,000 employees; 1991 revenue of $9.3 billion; based in Tokyo.

IBM Latin America - 9,000 employees; 1991 revenue of $2.8 billion; based in Mount Pleasant, N.Y.