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Vision 2012 in Barcelona: Vision Specialized Technical Knowledge Tracks

Created: 18 Sep 2012 • Updated: 19 May 2014
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Explore five specialized technical knowledge tracks, then choose one that fits your professional interests and expertise.
24/7 data growth has caused backup windows to disappear, storage capacity to expand and IT to stagger under the management load. As a result traditional backup is changing and the need for transparency across the IT infrastructure is becoming crucial. How do you manage information across your environment whether on physical or virtual servers, or for example how do you effectively manage the review and retrieval of critical data for internal investigations, legal and regulatory enquiries?

Symantec NetBackup, Backup Exec, Enterprise Vault and Clearwell are changing the face of information management with more insightful search and eDiscovery capabilities, faster backups, and less overhead.

Hear how our innovations in backup and recovery, archiving and eDiscovery are helping enterprise customers adopt such new technologies as virtualization and cloud faster-- with less risk and at lower cost. Also get a preview of new releases and roadmaps including how the Clearwell eDiscovery Platform enhances the Symantec archiving and eDiscovery portfolio and its importance to the global marketplace

Target Audience
Backup Administrator, Storage Administrator, System Administrator, Exchange / Domino Administrator, ediscovery Specialist, Head of Disputes & Resolution, Head of Legal, Head of Investigations, Legal Counsel, Head of Compliance, Head of Audit, Director of Storage, IT Director, IT Manager, Application Architect, Information Architect

Can you simplify storage management, increase application service levels, reduce data center complexity—and transform your current infrastructure into a private cloud? The Storage Management and High Availability track explores new ideas for running a data center and building a resilient private cloud with the infrastructure you’ve got:
  • Implement automated business service recovery – see how to build highly available applications on multi-tier architectures across physical and virtual platforms, while simplifying and automating disaster recovery.
  • Deploy resilient, elastic storage for your cloud workloads – learn how to optimize your storage while keeping applications available, even during platform and array migrations. See advanced features such as deduplication, compression, re-usable storage templates and priority based scheduling.
  • Acquire intelligence and take action to increase utilization and control – give our new management tools a test drive: find out your actual storage consumption and take steps to reclaim wasted storage, all from a single management console.

Target Audience
Storage administrators, storage architects, system administrators, network administrators, database administrators, server architects, application architects, data center managers, IT directors, IT managers

Today’s security landscape is shaped by sophisticated attacks, more complex, heterogeneous environments, exploding growth of mobile devices, and mounting incident costs resulting from a rising number of regulations worldwide. Organizations are quickly realizing that the old approach is no longer working. You can’t continue to spend more on security technologies while stopping less. Symantec understands these core security challenges and has the integrated portfolio to help solve them. Our solutions help organizations develop and enforce IT policies, protect information, authenticate people, and protect the infrastructure.

This track includes sessions that help organizations implement an IT security strategy that is policy-driven and risk-based, information- and identity-centric, and well-managed over a secure infrastructure. In particular you will learn about best practices for implementing a simplified, holistic approach that protects systems from attack, and secures inbound and outbound digital communications. You will also understand how you can proactively protect information on-premise and in the cloud, secure mobile devices, make virtualized environments safe, and automate governance processes.

Target Audience
IT Administrator, Desktop Administrator, Desktop Services and Support, Server Administrator, Network Administrator, Email Administrator, Systems Administrator, IT Manager, Security Operations, VP/Director of Information Security, VP/Director of Security Operations, Risk and Compliance, and Risk Professionals, Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Information Officer

IT organizations are transforming their concept of traditional systems management as users demand greater choices in IT and expect faster, easier access to IT resources. These trends are driving IT to invest in new technologies, such as mobile management, desktop virtualization and delivery of applications in the cloud. These forces are changing the way that IT manages, supports, and tracks their infrastructure. Symantec's new strategy around Endpoint Management & Mobility enable IT to deliver IT services and support alternate computing architectures without changing their traditional management infrastructures or compromising security.

This track includes sessions that feature best practices to help you optimize client and server management processes – regardless of the devices you employ. You will learn how to effectively control assets, reduce IT service costs, and manage and control service delivery processes from any location. In addition you will learn about new solutions that help manage Mac and a broad range of mobile devices, manage your infrastructure regardless of location, and effectively deliver applications and content across your environment

Target Audience
IT Administrator, Desktop Administrator, Server Administrator, Systems Administrator, Desktop Services and Support, IT Support Specialist, Data Center Manager, Asset Manager, Help Desk Manager, Change Manager, IT Manager, IT Director

Executives are experiencing new demands on IT that offer greater capabilities to improve productivity and drive innovation, which accelerates future growth and business. Technology leaders need greater flexibility in how they purchase and implement their technology infrastructure, integrated solutions that accommodate the growing complexity of virtualized environments, effective solutions to accelerate Cloud adoption, and new solutions that secure the exploding number of mobile devices.

New technologies will have a disruptive impact on Vertical Industries : Communications Service Providers seeking new revenue streams with cloud Services, Banks embarked on core system transformation and Utilities transforming their infrastructure into Smart Grids.

This track includes sessions that highlight the value of using Symantec to address Virtualization, Cloud and Mobile strategic initiatives and provide more value to business departments through Industry specific solutions.

Target Audience
Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Chief Technology Officer, Chief Innovation Officer, VP of Information Technology, VP of Business Development, IT Director, Director of Infrastructure, Director of Storage, IT Manager, Infrastructure Architect , Business Development and Product Management in Telcos and Service Providers