Additionally, the company is expanding its community service grants by 140 percent over the previous year for not for profit organizations globally that partner with IBMers in their service activities.
Other examples of crowdscourcing at IBM include Voyage, a wiki where IBMers publish, update, edit and share tips related to business travel.
IBM could, for example, staff projects with its IBMers and potentially out-fund today's level of backing from Sun.
A range of grid-related questions frequently asked by IBMers and customers alike.
Representatives from Microsoft came from Seattle, joined by IBMers and executives from Sun Microsystems, Accenture, ACNielsen and IRI.
Spears said TDSP 401(k) is written for IBM only, "and goes to around 250,000 active IBMers and retirees or others who have 'separated from service' who have tax deferred saving plans.
As for the Americans, IBMers complained that the Germans planned too much and that the Japanese--who like to review ideas constantly--would not make clear decisions.
Watson could be a benevolent boss, but even IBMers who worshipped him never considered Watson a friend or, given his obsessiveness, a very pleasant person to be around.
It is not surprising IBMers have acted with such speed and fury, nor is it surprising to see this effort continue.
They represent a cross-section of occupations and locations ranging from 7 marketers with Yamaha's musical instrument division to IBMers in Colombia, Argentina and Brazil.
There were IBMers who literally didn't know how to talk without foils.
Fred joined several other IBMers in 1969 to start JOMEC, a firm that attempted the first commercial product development of "flying floppy" or Bernoulli disk drive.