Cupertino, Calif --October 27, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing, today announced that the International Telework Association & Council (ITAC) awarded its Outstanding Innovation in Telework Award to Symantec Corporation for pcTelecommute, the industry's first telecommuting software productivity solution.
John Heacock, ITAC President, presented the award to Symantec in Washington, D.C. today, at the Fifth Annual ITAC Conference. The Outstanding Innovation in Telework designation is awarded to the organization, profit or non-profit, individual, or team that has advanced telework by creating and implementing an outstanding and innovative program, product, process, or service.
"The International Telework Association is pleased to honor Symantec with the Outstanding Innovation Award. Symantec has embraced the needs of telecommuters and their managers by developing new and useful tools necessary to make telework easier," said Gail Martin, Executive Director of ITAC.
"Each year, ITAC recognizes outstanding contributors in the field of telework," said Julie Bond, ITAC Awards Chairperson. "Symantec is a leader and strong advocate of telework and deserves to be recognized on an international basis for their innovations."
ITAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the economic, social, and environmental benefits of telework. Its members share information about the design and implementation of telecommuting programs, the development of the U.S. telework sector, and telework research. Membership is comprised of individuals, corporations, government agencies, educators, consultants, and vendors involved in telework, and represents both the public and private sectors. ITAC's mission is to serve as the primary resource for information, education, standards, and advocacy on telecommuting and telework.
"Symantec is honored by this recognition from ITAC," said Christopher Calisi, Vice President of Symantec's Remote Productivity Business Unit. "Like Symantec, ITAC is dedicated to understanding and meeting the telecommuting needs of all industries throughout the world. As a result, it is gratifying to be singled out for the initiative and foresight that products such as pcTelecommute represent."
Designed for and by telecommuters, pcTelecommute gives teleworkers everything they need to work from home-with the conveniences of being at the office. They can quickly create status reports for their managers from the editable work log, which automatically logs all incoming and outgoing calls, sent and received faxes, file transfers, and file changes.
Telecommuters with CallerID-enabled phone service and modem can use pcTelecommute to manage interruptions by displaying all incoming phone numbers, or only those of specified callers, on their desktops. Telecommuters can save time and increase productivity by sending a fax or dialing a phone call right from their PCs and easily accessing and synchronizing the files on their home and office PCs. In addition, with pcTelecommute, remote workers can minimize downtime and receive remote support from their own company help desk with the click of a button.
pcTelecommute also includes "Tips for the Productive Telecommuter," video clips by Gil Gordon, a leading telecommuting consultant, and the book "The Telecommuter's Advisor" by June Langhoff, a noted author in the telecommuting field. pcTelecommute even includes a phone line splitter to enable teleworkers to receive both voice and data calls without having to manually switch the connections.
Symantec is the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing. Symantec products and solutions help make users productive and keep their computers safe and reliable anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand recognition. Symantec is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC. More information on the company and its products can be obtained at www.symantec.com.
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