Free data transfer tool helps new influx of employees working from home
BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Laplink® Software, Inc., the global leader in PC migration and creator of the only software of its kind recommended by Microsoft®, Intel® and all major PC manufacturers, today announced free and significantly discounted versions of its PCmover software for Microsoft Windows® users to support the growing number of remote workers due to the COVID-19 virus.
According to a survey by Willis Towers Watson, nearly half (46%) of American organizations have implemented remote work policies because of the COVID-19 pandemic—a big jump from the normal 29% of the workforce that was working from home just a few weeks ago. Many new remote workers are attempting to use older technology not intended for professional use. As a result, many of these new remote workers are upgrading their PCs and Laplink will make that process easier.
Now through June 30, 2020, Laplink is offering Microsoft Windows users a free download of its PCmover Express software for personal use or a discounted download of PCmover Professional. PCmover Express automatically moves files, settings, and user profiles from an old PC to a new one. PCmover Professional also automates the migration of files, settings, and user profiles, as well as the transfer of applications.
The partnership between Microsoft and Laplink was established in 2014, after Microsoft stopped offering Windows Easy Transfer and partnered with Laplink to provide Windows users with data transfer software for Windows XP end-of-support customers. The partnership was later extended with the release of Windows 10 to help all Windows users move to that new version. Now the companies will again cooperate to provide additional assistance during a difficult time.
“At a time like this, Laplink wants to do what it can to help. From the home office, to the enterprise, and throughout the world, an emergency like COVID-19 leaves everyone with a lot of unknowns, especially in how employees will stay productive when urged to work from home. We want to remove at least one of those unknowns and provide a trusted tool that will get a new PC set up and working quickly,” said Thomas Koll, CEO at Laplink. “Laplink is dedicated to simplifying the data migration process, and we’re eager to do our part by extending this offer of free data migration to the thousands of PC users that need to update their home technology in order to stay productive.”
About Laplink Software, Inc.
For over 36 years, Laplink has been a global leader in consumer, SMB and enterprise PC migration software, and has earned the loyalty and trust of millions of organizations and customers worldwide. The company’s PCmover software saves time and budget, reduces migration risks and increases efficiency. Only PCmover’s proprietary technology includes full selectivity that transfers data, applications and settings from an old PC to a new one, even if the versions of Windows are different. The privately-held company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.