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IBM's Intranet One of the World's Top Ten

Nielsen Norman Group Recognizes IBM Employee Portal in 2005 Report on Best Intranets

ARMONK, NY - 26 Jan 2006: IBM's intranet -- known inside the company as the "w3 On Demand Workplace," -- has been selected as one of "The Year's 10 Best Intranets" by the Nielsen Norman Group, a user experience research firm that advises companies on human-centered product and service design. IBM is the only information technology company recognized in this year's report.

Commenting on IBM's intranet, usability expert Jakob Nielsen, principal, Nielsen Norman Group, said: "Designers took an aggressive yet realistic approach, creating and enforcing meticulous intranet design standards to maintain a consistent design, and using personalization to ensure the right information reaches the right people."

"The w3 On Demand Workplace is a powerful productivity and collaboration tool for 329,000 IBM employees in 75 countries," said Brian Truskowski, vice president and chief information officer, IBM. "Our intranet has evolved into an integrating platform that accelerates the speed with which we can find resources and knowledge to help our clients innovate and succeed."

Among the features Nielsen Norman recognized:

Other Nielsen Norman Group award-winners this year include Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd. (Australia), ALTANA Pharma AG (Germany), Bank of Ireland (Ireland), Capital One (US), Merrill Lynch (US), METRO Group (Germany), O2 (UK), Staples Inc. (US), and Vodafone Group plc (Germany).

Contact(s) information

Nancy Kaplan
IBM Media Relations
(914) 766-3990
nkaplan@us.ibm.com

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