By: Staff Reports
PeoplePC Program Puts PCs In Employees’ Hands
The New York Times Co. will help its employees get wired by partnering
with San Francisco-based PeoplePC for its employee connectivity program.
The newspaper company plans to offer employees, as early as December,
a personal computer, printer, and unlimited Internet access at home.
The program is funded in part by the Times Co. and in part through
employee payments of $11.95 per month for 36 months.
PeoplePC will provide participating employees with IBM computers,
Lexmark printers, and Internet service from Genuity, an MCI company.
‘The digital realm poses a strategic challenge for all industries,
and The New York Times Co. has undertaken many critical initiatives
to ensure our success in the Internet arena,’ said Michael Golden,
vice chairman and senior vice president of the Times Co. in a
statement. ‘This is another important step. The program will provide
an affordable and convenient way for our employees to purchase a
personal computer, develop new skills and access information about
our company and its businesses via the Internet.’
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