Bruce P. Mehlman
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As a result of telecommuting, firms will need less equipment, office space, parking spaces, office equipment, supplies and other amenities.
IBM claims it saves almost $1 billion a year in avoided real estate costs, thanks to telecommuting.67 Sun Microsystems estimated that it saved $69 million in real estate cost in 2005, as a result of its telecommuting program, and it was able to decrease office space use by 30% after implementing its “iWork” program. Nortel and AT&T estimate telecommuting saves $20 million and $25 million in real-estate costs, respectively, while Unisys cut office space 90%.” (p. 19-20)