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Digital Dave | 15 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

Businesses are adopting new technology at an unprecedented pace, and the cloud is one area where we’re making the most progress. And by now it’s clear that the cloud provides significant advantages to businesses, improving agility and reducing costs. But there is a darker side as well that organizations may overlook – hidden costs of cloud implementation that can negate the benefits if not properly contained.

The 2013 Symantec Avoiding the Hidden Costs of Cloud Survey reveals some of these unanticipated challenges businesses face as they look to take advantage of today’s efficient cloud solutions. The businesses surveyed showed that, compared to a year ago, cloud adoption is seeing significant progress. In fact, 90 percent of them are now at least discussing the cloud, an increase from 75 percent a year before. But at the same, cloud computing presents its own set of challenges, and industry experts anticipate that security issues and outages will...

MatthewEllard | 09 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

This is part of a four-part series on intellectual property. Other posts in the series may be found at Part one, Part twoPart four.

In our series of blogs about the value of ideas and IP, we have covered the vital need to protect information and also the instances when protection is not appropriate – either because it hampers business processes or because the data has become old and therefore worthless.

What has become clear is that not all information is equal in value. Some is of very high value while other data can actually represent a cost to a business – either because it has to be stored and protected...

MatthewEllard | 04 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

This is part of a four-part series on intellectual property. Other posts in the series may be found at Part one, Part three, Part four.

In my last post discussing the value of an idea, it was argued that more attention needs to paid to understanding the value of intangible assets – information saved as digital records. A retailer wouldn’t leave its stock in an unlocked warehouse so why would – for example – an industrial designer leave plans and client details open to competitors via an unsecured USB drive or unencrypted email message?

While there are some simple...

Symantec Corp. | 04 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

By Dan Lamorena, Director, Product Marketing, Storage and Availability Management Group

A couple of weeks ago, my colleague Kevin Haley posted the Top Five Security Predictions for 2013. Today we share with you the top storage predictions for 2013.

As we share them, we realize that we don’t have solutions that address all of the facets of these predictions, but it is what we see as major issues addressing the market in the coming year based on our experience and conversations with our customers and partners.

1. Hypervisor market share will dramatically change with greater diversity of virtualization solutions.

The market share of hypervisor vendors will begin to see major changes between the largest...

John_Brigden | 27 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

Imagine half the value of your business being buried out of sight; or that value residing on the devices your employees took home at night, possibly to be lost or damaged. It’s a sobering thought—and one that’s all too real in today’s digital world.

According to the Symantec 2012 State of Information Report, almost half (46 percent) of an organisation’s information is being stored outside of its own data centre on devices beyond the corporate firewall. That could be anything from confidential customer information and sales opportunities, to crucial emails and financial reports. This ‘information sprawl’ is like setting a match to your business.

In the report, information sprawl was identified as the...

Symantec Corp. | 20 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

By Sanjay Sawhney, Senior Director of Research at Symantec Research Labs

The technology landscape is rapidly changing into a more mobile and cloud-based world.  And in this world, the end user and servers (services provided to the end user) are ‘virtual’ or decoupled from devices, physical machines and networks.

However, there are a few constants:

  • The user and server have to share a single root of trust with one another (mutual authentication)
  • The data and sharing of the data drives a lot of the end user experience; not the device or the application
  • In this evolving technology landscape, who does what  with any piece of data is the most important aspect of providing security
  • Harnessing the humongous data...
fdesouza | 05 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

Ask any IT administrator about the cloud, especially cloud-based applications, and chances are you’ll sense some unease. They see its potential in terms of cost-effectiveness and agility, but express some concerns in terms of security. At Symantec we envision a future, cloud-centric world, where clouds are safe and our solutions provide the protection and control customers need across both public and private clouds.

In this vision, many clouds will be the norm. The user experience will involve a seamless interaction of cloud-based services with constant access to what is needed, when needed, without security concerns. Whether it is access to email archives, sales presentations, or financial reports, secure cloud-based services will enable customers to be more productive wherever they may be.

There are some challenges to overcome before we get to the point where all companies will feel safe migrating enormous...

Cecily Joseph | 29 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Symantec CEO Steve Bennett to talk about Symantec’s approach to corporate responsibility. In the course of the conversation, he discussed what he believes responsibility means at Symantec, some of the company’s recent accomplishments, and the challenges to be tackled in the coming year. You can read more about Symantec's approach in our 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report.

Symantec Corp. | 22 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

By John Eldh, vice president, channel sales, Americas, Symantec 

Last month, we held our annual Partner Engage conference in Baltimore – my first as the new Symantec Channel Chief – and coming away from that event I am filled with a real sense of excitement about the opportunities, insight and experiences we shared there. As you all know, Symantec is in a state of evolution -- transforming, refining and improving products, services and processes that can make a difference to partners and their customers. Steve Bennett, our new CEO, spoke at the event and outlined a strategy we are calling ‘Symantec 4.0’ that will be marked by tremendous new opportunities for our partners. I’ve been with Symantec for eight years – they’ve all been great years...

SeanRegan | 07 May 2012 | 0 comments

 

Nearly two years ago, an analyst at Gartner said that the industry was facing what he called “The Broken State of Backup.” Backup has been around for more than a half of a century and is an essential task for a majority of organizations. Companies can’t afford to go without backing up their data and systems. Yet the analyst wrote that “the perceived level of cost and complexity [of backup] is rising dramatically.”

The information explosion, the emergence of virtualization, and increasing demands for 24/7 access to data have contributed to rising cost and complexity. A Symantec survey of 1,400 IT professionals showed a fragmented world of backup solutions with organizations averaging up to seven...