CUPERTINO, Calif. --April 7, 1997-- As we celebrate the coming of Spring with Daylight savings time, an extra hour of daylight can mean more time to take care of personal business. With people working 10 to 12 hours a day or more, employees are looking for better ways to extend their day to balance their work and personal life. Companies who are looking to maintain their competitive edge are helping employees respond to the demands of work, home and family life. Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) provides pcANYWHERE, the leading remote-control software solution that helps users extend their day by letting them work from home, as an alternative to staying late or working weekends at the office.
pcANYWHERE allows users to work remotely from their home and still have access to their files, applications and networks at the office. This kind of accessibility lets users synch their data from their computer at home to their PC at work and maintain true freedom while out of the office.
Businesses now require more work to be accomplished in less time. Organizations have streamlined, increasing the workload of those people involved and often require more hours than before. To solve these problems, telecommuting has become a growing trend in these businesses. According to Find/SVP, a New York-based research firm, the number of telecommuters is predicted to grow to 30 million by the year 2000.
"Symantec understands the needs of our telecommuting customers and wants to help workers extend their day. pcANYWHERE provides users with the tools necessary to balance their work and home life while providing top-quality products for their company," said Christopher Calisi, Vice President of the Remote Productivity Solutions Business Unit at Symantec.
"I decided to try the remote access capabilities of pcANYWHERE32 to access office data from my home PC," said Mike Grubbs. "pcANYWHERE32 solved the problem. Now over conventional telephone lines, I can access all the data I need from home."
pcANYWHERE32 offers remote control, file transfer, and general communications with modem, cable, and network connections for both Windows 95 and Windows NT systems all in one box, with a Parallel cable included at no additional charge. pcANYWHERE32 is currently available in regular retail channels for an estimated retail price of US $149.00. pcANYWHERE 2.0 for Windows is also available for Windows 3.1 users at an estimated retail price of US $129.00.
About Symantec Corporation
Symantec Corporation develops, markets, and supports a complete line of application and system software products designed to enhance individual and workgroup productivity as well as manage networked computing environments. Platforms supported include IBM personal computers and compatibles, Apple Macintosh computers as well as all major network operating systems. Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe and several fast growing markets throughout Asia Pacific, Japan and Latin America. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free or (541) 334-6054.
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