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IBM OPENS OFFICE OF THE FUTURE IN LOUISVILLE

 LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM) has opened its doors on the latest version of its office of the future. The facility, at Capitol Holding Plaza, 400 Market St., Louisville, was especially designed for innovative space-sharing working arrangements for mobile employees.
 IBM's new facility departs from tradition by not providing the same assigned office for individual employees each day. Instead of a typical one-office/one-person set-up, IBM's employees here use any desk in the building on a "drop-in" basis to receive mail, attend meetings and work extensively with the company's international computer network. At other times, the employees use portable computers, cellular phones and other equipment so they can take their "office" with them as they work at customer locations, other IBM facilities or at home. As a result, the company needs less than one office for each employee.
 "This is an exciting day for us," said Jay H. Parkins, IBM Kentucky general manager. "Using our own mobile information technology and innovative use of space, our marketing and service people can now spend more time with their customers -- where it counts -- less time in the office, and we're able to cut expenses by reducing the office space we occupy. Everyone wins."
 IBM's Real Estate Services organization is responsible for developing and implementing alternative housing strategies in the U.S. and other countries to reduce real estate occupancy costs and increase the productivity of IBM employees. More than 5,000 IBM employees around the world already occupy alternative housing facilities and approximately 1,500 IBM employees in the U.S. will work out of such facilities by 1994. The use of such methods can reduce occupied space by 25 to 30 percent.
 At year-end 1992, IBM housed 170 employees in Louisville's marketing and service offices, located at 2500 Citizens Plaza. The move to Capitol Holding Plaza was completed July 11. IBM occupies 15,000 square feet in the new facility.
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 /CONTACT: Elise Schepeler of IBM Corporation, 313-262-3974; or Ken W. Sayers of IBM Real Estate Services, 203-973-7782/
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