Scotiabank is a leading multinational financial services provider and Canada's most international bank. Since its inception in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1832, Scotiabank has continued to expand its global reach. Today, through Scotiabank employs over 81,000 employees, Scotiabank and its affiliates offer a broad range of products and services, including personal, commercial, and corporate and investment banking, to over 19 million customers in more than 55 countries around the world.
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Canada) ("the Bank") is a Canadian chartered bank that provides comprehensive retail and corporate banking services. The Bank's parent is Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, the world's largest bank by market capitalization, deposits and profitability. The Bank operates in a network of eight branches in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary, together with a Corporate and Premium Banking Office in B.C. Province.
The success of the IBM computer led other companies to develop IBM Compatibles, which in turn led to branding like diskettes being advertised as "IBM format". An IBM PC clone could be built with off-the-shelf parts, but the BIOS required some reverse-engineering. Companies like Phoenix Software Associates, American Megatrends, Award, and others achieved workable versions of the BIOS, allowing companies like DELL, Compaq, and HP to manufacture PCs that worked like IBM's product. The IBM PC became the industry standard.