Thursday, April 10, 2008

Symantec Downsizes

I see that Symantec Corp, has recently laid off an undisclosed number of workers around the globe, a company spokeswoman said today.

"As part of our ongoing focus on managing operational expenses, Symantec has recently implemented some restructuring measures, including a reduction in force," said company spokeswoman Yunsun Wee to Reuters. "We're not releasing information on the size or the scope."

Symantec, which has about 17,000 employees, had laid off some 570 workers in its fiscal third quarter, which ended Dec 31, according to its most-recent quarterly filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The company has yet to provide financial data for its fiscal fourth quarter.

I got the impression that Norton Internet Security packages were getting slower and slower - and I got fed up with the forced upgrade every two years. A lot of bloatware which I finally dumped when the subscription ran out. Now using Kaspersky which seems to buzz along fine - in the background. What a relief!
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