In the computer business, 30 years is a long time. One hundred years is not a period of time most computer companies even grapple with. Yet on June 16, 2011, IBM turned 100 years old. Originally formed in 1896, the company that would become IBM officially incorporated in 1911. This new company was formed from the merger of the Computer Scale Company of America and the International Time Recording Company with the Tabulating Machine Company, and was renamed to Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation. It wasn’t until 1924, when Thomas J. Watson took over, that it was renamed to International Business Machines. The rest, as they say, is history.