Symantec's pcTelecommute Wins Outstanding Innovation in
Telework Award International Telework Association & Council Honors
Symantec at Annual Conference
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
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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