IBM, which has admitted that it failed to capitalise on the internet explosion of the 1990s, now claims that it is ready to reap the benefits of the next web boom.
Chief executive Samuel Palmisano told a shareholders' meeting that a new internet era was fast approaching, and that Big Blue had the right tools for the new wave of emerging devices.
Palmisano described the company's tools as security technology, networking and its giant services arm.
Could be used for everything from search-and-rescue robots to wearable tech
Don't require the rare material being mined from the mountains of South America
IBM hopes that its new tool will avoid bias in artificial intelligence
Found by calculating the strength of the material deep inside the crust of neutron stars