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A L Johnson | 15 Aug 2013 | 0 comments

Never attended a Symantec Vision conference?  We want to know why.  For the first 20 people (10 in the US and 10 in Europe) who sign up and participate in a 30-minute interview before August 22nd, we’ll award you 200 Connect points AND send you a custom Vision Hoodie.  To set-up a time, please click here or email your contact information to vision@symantec.com.

 

Dale Shulmistra - Invenio IT | 08 Aug 2013 | 0 comments

Understanding HIPAA Compliance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) applies to any healthcare provider, health plan, and clearing house that electronically maintains or transmits health information pertaining to individuals. HIPAA was designed to promote healthcare standards for patient confidentiality, provide an incentive for electronic communications, create consist industry standards and the reduce administrative costs of healthcare.
 
The Standards for the Security of Electronic Protected Health Information (the “Security Rule”) went into effect in April of 2006. The Security Rule requires health care providers, health plans and clearing houses to have data security standards in place.
 

The Security Rule and Data Backup

Many of the Security Rule’s standards apply to the backup of data. Health care providers, health plans and...
Muzayun Mukhtar | 20 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

We would love to invite you for the upcoming usability sessions where you will share your feedback and inputs with the product team. Your comments will be very important for the projects since you have a better understanding of the real scenarios we should be designing for.

 

Here are more details on the activities:

·         90 minute remote session in which you will walk through design prototypes, we will request you to think aloud and provide your feedback along the way.

·         If permissible by your company policy, we will offer you a 175$ gift certificate.  Please let us know if you are allowed to receive such a gift.

Study 1:

Topic:  NetBackup Storage Management

Session dates: July 1st – 5th 2013

Study 2:

Topic:  NetBackup Replication...

Muzayun Mukhtar | 07 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

We have several user experience sessions between April 15th - 18th (PST) at Symantec Vision 2013 Las Vegas. Sign up to share your feedback with our Product and UX team. As thanks for your participation, and if permissible by your company policy, we will offer you a gift card redeemable at a host of online vendors. Please refer to the details below:

1.     NetBackup Storage Focus Group: Take part in a 90 minute Focus Group in which you will get to tell us how you want to see your storage overviews. We also want to know what information matters to you, so that we design keeping your needs in mind. For this focus group, we are looking for storage administrators who as part of their tasks manage or monitor storages in NetBackup. The session is scheduled for Monday 04.15 between 10:30-12pm and Tuesday 04.16 between 3:30-5pm.

2.     NetBackup SLP and A.I.R Monitoring and Management Focus Group...

Muzayun Mukhtar | 20 Jun 2012 | 1 comment

We would love to invite you to get involved in helping us shape NetBackup by participating in one or more of the studies below.

Study 1

For this study, we are looking for NetBackup administrators who as part of their daily tasks examine NetBackup using ‘Activity Monitor’. We would greatly appreciate your insights on the type of challenges you face while monitoring jobs in NetBackup. We will also show you some design mockups to gather your feedback.

Session dates: July 25th -31st

Study 2

We are looking for NetBackup administrators who as part of their tasks edit properties for master servers, media servers and clients in their environment. In this session, we would like to get your feedback on how we can improve the existing host properties to make it easier for you.

Session dates: Aug 6th - 9th...

SeanRegan | 09 Jan 2012 | 0 comments

 

Why Roseville?

We started the NetBackup and Backup Exec launch sequence this week with the release of the Countdown to Better Backup Calendar. This was modeled after the idea of an Advent Calendar. Every few days we will open a new window to reveal a new feature of the launch calendar leading up to the product launch. As part of the launch effort each square on the calendar will open in a different city worldwide. This helps us reach our customers and partners in cities around the world and it gives us a chance to bring together all the people who have worked on the release.

Often in marketing it is hard to deliver technical information to the end customers. Everyone is busy, and there is so much noise online it is hard for product announcements to reach customers. One just needs to post a question on LinkedIn asking...

SeanRegan | 01 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

Lauren Whitehouse at ESG had an interesting blog post a couple of weeks ago about the battle between two vendors in the virtual backup space and their childish twittering about who ruled more. It got me thinking about the mad rush by all vendors to capitalize on the virtualization movement. Somehow in the race to rule VMworld someone forgot to inform the real world that there can't be 4 #1 vendors in the same space. Unpossible! 

So Lauren, thank you for bringing a reasoned voice to the conversation. It is Twitter wars like the one that triggered your blog that have created a need for organizations to investigate social media archiving, something we added to the new release of Enterprise Vault 10 and covered in a recent survey. Putting all of...

barnaby_wood | 02 Aug 2011 | 0 comments
As I've struggled my way through this last week on jet lag, limited sleep and caffeine at Symantec's Worldwide Sales and Marketing Conference, two things have struck me. The first is that Backup Exec has a special place in a lot of peoples' hearts. Its roots can be traced back around 30 years and there is a very real passion - among the sales force and pre-sales groups in Symantec, within the channel partner community and among our customers too. We brought themed "Backup Exec Boot Camp" t-shirts and hats to the conference as prizes and throughout the week more and more employees and partners were wearing them - through their own choice. Supporters if you like, but certainly a very loyal following that’s prepared to shout about it from the rooftops. If you want to get one for yourself, look out for the regional Boot Camps we're going to be running around EMEA in the coming weeks and months. Travelling around EMEA, I meet partners who...
SeanRegan | 21 Jun 2011 | 4 comments

I noticed an interesting tweet today from Rachel Dines @Forester. It quoted Carl Meadows @SungardAS. 

 

"Common misconception: cloud solves our sys admin problems. Wrong! Cloud requires more skilled sys admins." 

I have been thinking about this a lot lately as I drive down 101 to Mountain View from SF.  Each day someone gets in a fender bender and traffic continues around them. Sure, life is disrupted but it's par for the course. Sometimes car accidents happen. As I drive south I also pass under SFO. Each day 100s of planes take off. The expectation is that these planes will almost never have an accident. They are piloted by highly trained pilot while the car on 101 is piloted by someone like you and me. 

Cars are like servers.  Planes are like Clouds. 

  • When a plane crashes the media shows up at the scene, the bloggers speculate. Investigators start to look for the...
Karthikeyan Sundaram | 16 Feb 2010 | 2 comments

  Validation of your Knowledge on NetBackup 7.0 Will be ready by September 2010

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Upcoming Exam Releases

In 2010, Symantec plans to release the following new Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS) exams: 

  1. Administration of Symantec Backup Exec 2010 for Windows Servers (August 2010)
  2. Administration of Veritas NetBackup 7.0 for Windows (September 2010)
  3. Administration of Veritas NetBackup 7.0 for Unix (September 2010)
  4. Administration of Symantec Enterprise Vault 9.0 for Exchange (November 2010)
If you would like to provide valuable input by participating in our beta exams or would like to get added to our mailing list and be the first to hear about new exam releases email us at Customer_Certifications@symantec.com.
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