IBM to drastically lower IT cost

by Volker Weber

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ARMONK, N.Y. - 01 Apr 2017: Companies across all industries and sectors have launched digital initiatives aimed at improving customer experience (CX), but, according to a new study by IBM (NYSE: IBM), not all consumers are digital enthusiasts. The same holds true for employees who spend too much time in front of their screens.

In a bold move IBM has re-discovered its decades old mantra "IBM stands for I've Been Moved". As Thomas J. Watson famously said in 1943 "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers", IBM is now moving into five offices across the globe: Armonk for Ginni Rometty and entourage, Bangalore for Support, Bejing for Development and two new offices in Baghdad and Benghazi for those who don't get the message. Employees will no longer need to spend hours in their legacy email systems, prepare PowerPoint slide decks to present to each other or use Slack to coordinate their teams scattered around basement offices. Instead they can write their ideas and messages on colorful Post-It notes and leave them on their cubicle walls.

Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, who works as Senior Vice President of Communications out of the IBM Baghdad Hub, says: "This is great news for the company. The best news."

Comments

As long as we're clear that one of the 5 offices is my home office and I am the only one using it .... I am in! Great idea.
I also already have some Post-Its.

Mariano Kamp, 2017-04-01 09:09

😂 Sollten diese Meldungen für heute nicht etwas weiter von der Realität entfernt sein?

Hbert Stettner, 2017-04-01 09:43

@Hubert Stettner: Fully agree! :-(

Michael Urspringer , 2017-04-01 12:14

Well, that reminded me of this one: http://dilbert.com/strip/2002-06-28

Max Nierbauer, 2017-04-01 12:53

Hubert, was könnte bekloppter als die Realität sein? Stell Dir vor, ich hätte eine Nachricht geschrieben, in der IBM die Mitarbeiter respektiert, ihre Jobs nicht immer weiter abwertet, oder hirnrissige Policies aufgibt. DAS wäre bitter gewesen.

Volker Weber, 2017-04-01 17:49

Yuge news

Yury Kats, 2017-04-01 19:42

I don't think its going to be enough.
Additionally IBM should rename all of their products to something new.
Its not fair that we are stuck with all the same names for the last three years.
And remember, the longer the better!

Hynek Kobelka, 2017-04-01 20:30

On a day like today I have got 5 offices to choose too:
- My Office
- Our living room
- Our winter garden
- Our patio
- Our garden swing
:-)

Felix Binsack, 2017-04-01 22:47

Volker, das wäre unglaublich.
Felix, wer weiss, wie lange noch 😐

Hbert Stettner, 2017-04-02 00:36

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