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Symantec Announces 2010 Visionary Award Winners

IT professionals from Qualcomm, Lone Star College System, Maine Medical Center and Alaska Airlines are recognized for their innovative use of Symantec software and services

LAS VEGAS – Symantec Vision – April 14, 2010 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the 2010 North America Visionary Award winners at Vision 2010, Symantec's user conference. Symantec developed the Visionary awards program to recognize IT thought leaders for their innovative use of technology to develop policies and systems that effectively protect and manage critical business information. Representing a wide range of industries, the 2010 Visionary award winners were recognized throughout the keynote sessions at Vision on Tuesday, April 13 and Wednesday, April 14.


Symantec received more than 50 nominations for the Visionary Awards and submissions were evaluated using an objective scoring system covering five categories: organization size, technology innovation, quantified business value, role of Symantec partners and services, and participation in Symantec’s reference activities.


Symantec 2010 Visionary Award Winners:

  • IT Leader of the Year Visionary: Brian K. Baker, Vice President of IT and Global Operations and Services, Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Security Optimization Visionary B. Nishae Brooks, Systems Administrator II, Office of Technology Services, Lone Star College System
  • Data Center Optimization Visionary: Joe Donahue, Storage and Backup Administrator, Maine Medical Center
  • Services Optimization Visionary: Steven Mullinax, Manager of IT Systems Management, Alaska Airlines

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Quotes and Facts

  • “The 2010 Visionary Award winners have proven that technology can be a strategic business enabler—helping their companies maximize efficiency, drive down costs and more effectively deliver services to their customers. We are pleased to recognize these award winners as industry leaders and celebrate the tangible results they have achieved,” said Greg Hughes, group president, Enterprise Product Group, Symantec Corp.

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