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Three Japan Visionaries Named

Created: 20 Nov 2008 • Updated: 03 Apr 2009
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In conjunction with Vision 2008 held November 21 in Tokyo, Symantec awarded three Japan Visionary Awards. Nominations for these awards were judged against a strict set of criteria that take into account technology innovation, geographical reach, realized business value, and engagement of partners and services. 2008 Visionaries use a range of different Symantec technologies and come from multiple industries. More information about the winners is provided below.

 

Mitsuru Aoyama

President and CEO, GMO-HS

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GMO Hosting & Security, Inc. prides itself on the high service levels it provides its customers. When spam email began to affect its customers’ experience, Mitsuru Aoyama, President and CEO of GMO-HS, knew he needed to act quickly. Aoyama turned to Symantec in an effort to eliminate this problem. By deploying Brightmail Traffic Shaper, GMO-HS was able to halt 60 to 70 percent of incoming spam, which helped to dramatically improve the speed of email processing. In addition the solution eliminated the need to purchase two new mail servers, resulting in a savings of approximately $15,000 USD.

 

Kenji Horikawa

Executive Officer and General Manager of Systems Division, BOT Lease

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In an effort to improve its IT infrastructure, address internal controls and meet electronic record-keeping requirements for secure email storage, Kenji Horikawa, executive officer and general manager of Systems Division at BOT, knew he needed to implement an email archiving system. Horikawa was faced with the daunting task of archiving seven years worth of email data, while allowing for rapid discovery. In order to do this, BOT implemented Symantec Enterprise Vault for its Lotus Domino email system. Enterprise Vault allows users to retrieve email messages within seconds and has dramatically improved IT staff productivity by eliminating time-consuming monthly migrations from its Lotus Domino Servers to long-term storage.

 

Celso GUIOTOKO

Vice President and CIO, Nissan Global IS Division

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Celso GUIOTOKO, Vice President and CIO at Nissan’s Global IS Division, is always looking for ways to improve his IS organization, while better serving the company’s business needs. To do this, he, along with his team, instituted the “BEST” program (Business alignment, Enterprise architecture, Selective sourcing, Technology simplification) in 2006. As part of that initiative, GUIOTOKO worked with Symantec Consulting Services to implement best of breed IT security standards across the company. In addition, the Global IS Division implemented Veritas Cluster Server, Symantec Ghost Solution Suite, and Symantec AntiVirus for Caching. Results have been impressive thus far. They include accelerating PC imaging and setup, improving operational efficiencies, and protecting the company’s 70,000 PCs from network threats.

Message Edited by jeyre on 11-21-2008 10:22 AM
Message Edited by jeyre on 11-21-2008 10:24 AM