When IBM was founded back in 1911, they were focusing on making some of the latest machines at the time since computers were not invented until some time after. IBM ended up making its first computer in 1981 and changed the way we interact with technology.
IBM was one of the top tech companies at one point in time and is still in operation today but is now owned by the Chinese company Lenovo. Lenovo acquired IBM for $1.75 billion in 2004 and has integrated a lot of its technology into Lenovo computers. IBM will always be known as the first to create a computer for the commoner.