Resources for the IT Consultant for SMB Professional
As an IT Professional, you want to make sure that you have what it takes to provide secure and protected environments for your clients. There are so many good resources around that I thought I would take a minute and share some with you. Here’s the quick guide to some valuable resources.
- Symantec IT Consultant Connect Group - Get the latest from your peers and Symantec experts through articles, blogs, videos, and much more. For instance, this article is part of the IT Consultant Connect Group.
- Small Business Protected - See what Symantec has to offer your customers. This site includes product information, case studies, and important information about safety and security for SMB customers.
- Events and Webcasts – Access the Symantec calendar of online events, webcasts, and local events you may attend
- Demo Center - Register for upcoming demos or review pre-recorded demos on security and backup products.
- The Secure SMB Online Audio Series – A great series of audio podcasts that brings together some of the top industry experts on SMB and security. Hosted by InformationWeek.
- Symplicity – SMB partner resource – If you are interested in becoming a Symantec partner or reseller, this is a great site to get you started.
For you and your customers:
- The Confident SMB Blog – Learn from Symantec and industry experts on how to protect your information, deal with the latest security and technology issues, and grow your business.
- The Confident SMB – See previous issues of this eMagazine to see how other small and mid-sized businesses protect their valuable information from loss, theft and disaster.
- Symantec 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey – This report gives you better idea of the challenges faced by today’s SMBs. There is some great information in this report to discuss with your customers.
- Small Business IT Resource Center - Download whitepapers, see the latest webcasts, and get additional resources that will demonstrate how you can protect your SMB business.
- Symantec Small Business – See what products and services Symantec has to offer for both you and your customers.
Symantec Product Resources
- Endpoint Protection 12 Beta and Launch Information – get the latest information on the launch including an opportunity to download the Beta.
- Security Connect Community – Now that you are part of the Symantec Connect community, sign up for the Security Community to get see articles, blogs, videos, and answers to questions about Symantec security products.
- Backup and Archiving Connect Community – See articles, blogs, tips&tricks, and video or ask a question about Symantec Backup and Archiving products including Backup Exec.
- Symantec Education - Update your current skills or get some new ones with online or classroom training offerings.
- Support - Get support for your customer’s current products.
- Product Documentation – all online manuals you will need for Symantec products.
These are just a few that I have found. You are welcome to leave comments to this article about other resources that are available or that you would like to see in the future.