How does working for IBM compare to other tech companies such as Google or Apple?
Though IBM is a giant there main line of business are enterprise customers using there proprietory tech since last 5 decades or more. They are on MF or any conventional n tiers. You will only get to work on cutting edge, if u get into ibm labs (ISL), others are just maintanence kind on work in IBM GBS or GTS units.
Google and apple are comparatively new and are used by retail user bases. Hence they are evolving very fast and work on latest tech.
Though IBM is trying to catch up
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