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VISION 2010 Track Descriptions Announced

Created: 16 Sep 2009 • Updated: 19 May 2014 • 2 comments
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We're excited to announce the Track Descriptions for VISION 2010. These tracks are designed to give all attendees an opportunity to Take Control of their responsibilities, wherever those responsibilities lie.

Track: Endpoint Security and Messaging
Today’s security threat landscape involves stealthy, targeted, and financially-motivated attacks aimed at exploiting numerous vulnerabilities in a variety of systems—endpoint devices, email servers, messaging vehicles, and online applications. Managing the security of the entire infrastructure has become an important and increasingly challenging task. As the demand to better protect enterprise data from external attacks, insider abuse, bad business processes, or simple mistakes, security professionals are gaining a growing arsenal of tools and techniques for endpoint protection.

Sessions in this track cover best practices for implementing a simplified, holistic approach to endpoint security that protects systems from attack, and secures inbound and outbound for email and IM.

Target Attendees: Desktop Engineer, Desktop Management, Desktop Services and Support, IT Administrator, IT Manager, Network Administrator, Server/Datacenter Administrator, System Administrator

Track: Information Risk and Compliance
Today information is everywhere! It has become harder than ever for organizations to protect information, defend against external targeted attacks and insider threats. To reduce the risk of data loss and the consequent financial and brand damage it causes, security professionals must be able to discover, monitor and protect their organizations’ confidential information wherever it is stored or used.

At the same time, an increasingly aggressive regulatory environment creates pressure to accurately measure and prioritize IT risk and establish confidence in audit readiness.  Yet with complex business and IT infrastructures the costs of manual audit preparation are significant, while risk of failing to protect your information can be catastrophic. 

This track features sessions to help you understand how you can proactively protect information, rapidly respond to threats, automate compliance processes and reduce your overall IT cost and complexity.  Symantec Information Risk and Compliance solutions include Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP). Symantec Security Information Manager (SIM) and Symantec Control Compliance Suite (CCS).

Target Attendees: Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, VP of Information Security, VP of Security Operations and Compliance, and Risk Professionals

Track: Storage Management and High Availability
IT organizations are under pressure to reduce costs and meet increasing service level requirements. These objectives are often at odds with each other, but they don’t need to be. Learn how organizations are cutting costs by significantly reducing or eliminating storage purchases. By purchasing only the storage they need, when they need it, Symantec customers are maximizing value from their information assets by optimizing the way their information is managed throughout its lifecycle. With Symantec’s high availability and disaster recovery solutions, IT organizations can recover applications faster and reduce the risk of downtime throughout their data center. And, by standardizing on a single storage and high availability infrastructure across UNIX, Windows, and virtual platforms, see how customers are reducing complexity and making storage and high availability infrastructures easier to deploy and manage.

This track includes sessions that detail how organizations are effectively using Symantec’s data center solutions to reduce storage hardware costs, increase application service levels with high availability and disaster recovery solutions, and reduce data center complexity and administrative costs.

Target Attendees: Storage Administrator, Storage Architect, System Administrator, Network Administrator, IT Director, IT Manager, Application Architect, Database Administrator

Track: Information Management
Information volume continues to grow, driving up storage costs. Multiple initiatives, like virtualization, can make the problem even more complex and costly. Session in this track will help you learn about the latest technology designed to automate and standardize backup, archiving, retention, search and eDiscovery. You’ll also learn how to deduplicate everywhere – and closer to information sources – to cut costs and improve performance, especially in virtualized environments. Additionally, you’ll learn how to confidently delete information that is past its sell-by date while being able to quickly and easily find relevant information for eDiscovery.

Target Attendees: Backup Administrator, Storage Administrator, System administrator, Exchange / Domino administrator, eDiscovery specialist, IT Director, IT Manager, Application Owner/Architect.

Track: Client ,Server, and Mobile Management
Effective deployment and ongoing management of endpoints, including client and server systems and mobile devices, is a complex challenge that often requires significant manual effort, cost, and risk. It involves configuration, adopting structured change management, and streamlining operations. Further, complexity with physical and virtual machine proliferation increases the challenges involved in managing these endpoints. In many cases, organizations are investing in multiple, sometimes redundant, management solutions to provide comprehensive administration across a complex, highly diverse infrastructure. Combining core management technologies helps IT professionals significantly reduces the cost and management overhead, improve quality of service, and maintain a stable operating environment.

Sessions in this track feature best practices to help you optimize client and mobile device management processes such as inventory and discovery, imaging and provisioning, software management, and remote troubleshooting, and will cover the administration of server hardware, operating systems, and associated network connectivity throughout their lifecycle, including initial deployment, monitoring and alerting, ongoing maintenance, and recovery.

Target Attendees: System Administrator, Server Administrator, IT Administrator, IT Manager, IT Operations Director, IT Operations Manager,  Datacenter Manager, Desktop Engineer, Desktop Management, Desktop Services and Support, Change Manager

Track: IT Service Management and Automation
Today IT organizations must find ways reduce costs, improve service support, and align IT resources with business priorities and are rethinking their existing processes and tools to look for alternatives. IT Service Management and Automation unifies service desk, incident, problem, change, and IT asset management with a common configuration management database (CMDB), data model, and workflow automation to optimize costs and improve service levels.
 
Sessions in this track will focus on how to effectively reduce IT service costs, manage and control service support, service delivery processes and change management, track the physical, contractual and financial data associated with IT assets from receiving through disposal, and automate common IT processes for improved reliability.

Target Attendees: Help Desk Manager, Asset Manager, IT Support Specialist, IT Director, Desktop Services and Support, Change Manager, Altiris SDK Developer, Technical Partner

Track: Symantec Management Platform
The Symantec Management Platform provides a unified management infrastructure for many Symantec solutions. Using standard Web services, Web-based security, workflow management and configuration management technologies, the Symantec Management Platform provides customers with greater flexibility to build complex, multi-disciplinary, and multi-vendor solutions that can be tailored to specific business needs.

This track features sessions and labs that address core technology concepts, including implementation strategies, configuration best practices, monitoring techniques, integration best practices, and optimization guidance.

Target Attendees: System Administrator, Altiris Administrator, Desktop Engineer, Desktop Management, Desktop Services and Support, IT Administrator, Server/Datacenter Administrator

Track: Business Value for Managers – Why Symantec?
Because Symantec’s powerful solutions help organizations simplify, secure, and optimize their infrastructure, and protect their confidential data while reducing associated costs, IT professionals are now more strategic and involved with their company’s business strategy.

This track features sessions that will highlight the specific value derived from using Symantec solutions. The sessions will include customer implementations and successes, and help managers understand the complete Symantec value proposition.

Target Attendees: Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), VP of Information Technology, IT Manager, IT Director

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Mike Lawler's picture

Any idea of when the Events will be updated?  I'm attempting to talk my boss into sending me to the conference but he wants to know what all is being offered in the events.  I've got the overview from the track descriptions but when I go to look at the events everything is TBD....this doesn't help for those of us that would like to know what we are going to be learning when we get there.

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KristinC's picture

Hi Mike - thanks for your question. There is an agenda on the Vision website which should help (http://www.symantec.com/vision/welcome/index.jsp?locid=las_vegas, hover over Event Info and click Agenda). However, what I think you'll find more useful is our Session Catalog. This is a listing of all the planned sessions offered at Vision. There's a link to the catalog from the Las Vegas home page (URL above). You'll find the hyperlink in the paragraph under "Session Title Listings Now Available". The session scheduler - which will have all the session abstracts, instructors and times - will be available in early February.

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