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Eileen | 01 Jun 2009 | 4 comments

Here are a few tips and tricks that might come in handy as you get started on Symantec Connect.

Profile - Located under the "Me" menu item, in the upper right hand corner of the site, you can upload a photo, keep track of your rewards points  and customize your subscriptions to community newsletters.  Just select the "edit" tab within your profile and start customizing.

Private Messages - To send another user a private message click on the user name, and then select "send this user a message."

Notifications - Keep track of a thread you started, a post of interest or a topic by selecting "Subscriptions" when posting a new forum discussion or comment.  Subscriptions are also available in other sections of Connect (i.e. articles, blogs, videos, downloads, events and ideas).  You can even...

James McKey | 24 Jul 2014 | 0 comments


Ted Kekatos is the founder of “System Administrator Appreciation Day” and the site He kick-started the tradition 15 years ago in the summer of 1999 (sysadmin day is always the last Friday of July). This week he was kind enough to carve out some time from his IT work to answer some of my less-than-professional questions about himself and sysadmins (IT people/role) in general.

ME: Let’s start with some easy, get-to-know-ya questions… Coffee, tea, or Mountain Dew?

TED: Mountain Dew if I had to pick, but my favorite is Orange Crush.

PC or Mac?

PC. I actually started with the CP/M OS in early 80’s, then worked on MSDOS for...

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 15 May 2014 | 0 comments

User Groups are organized by georgaphic regions and focus on Symantec Solutions (Security, Endpoint Management, Backup & Archiving, etc.) Meetings and Connect group pages offer an opportunity for Symantec Customers to share best practices and talk about their challenges and product experiences. It’s also an opportunity to build relationships with peers and strengthen career opportunities. Group meetings are an opportunity to receive product roadmaps and the latest product information from Symantec.

You can find a complete listing of User Groups here: Groups  Find a group in your area and Join Today!

For more information on User Groups, including a complete list of benefits, see this page: User Group Program Overview


NickWood | 08 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

Software-defined storage (SDS) is a term that seems to have spread like wildfire in the last few months. But what actually is it and what are the benefits of it? In this post, I share my thoughts based on current research and conversations with peers.

SDS feels very much feels like a marketing term at the moment - used by vendors to capture mindshare and attachment to the broader topic of software defined datacentre - a term popularized by VMware last year. For further reading on software-defined datacentre implementations, please review the following VMware case study that features Symantec’s recent internal transformation.

SDS, rather than being an actual product, is really an architectural outcome for next generation storage designs. Founded on storage virtualization, SDS uses abstraction to pool storage from commodity hardware to provide flexible,...

PackMatt73 | 28 Aug 2013 | 0 comments

This is a great venue to stir the imagination but the hills of San Francisco take a toll.  I was listening to the lunch session yesterday from the Hang Space.  One of the speakers said something to the effect of “as an IT guy, when you buy your first Tesla, it’s really a transforming experience.”  He…when you buy your first Tesla.  But what he was talking about was pretty interesting point.  In a Tesla, apparently, you are sitting on top of a whole bunch of laptop batteries.  The dashboard is a huge, web enabled LCD monitor.  Music is provided by whatever Internet radio stations you want.  You almost become Tron when you drive it.

But it also got me thinking about a conversation I had earlier in the day with a...

JBordwine | 11 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

Recently, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) sent government agencies a 104-page instruction manual for securing government-owned commercial smartphones and tablets. Prior to this point, there was no consistency across agencies when it came to mobile device security, resulting in disparate software and policies across the board – which oftentimes was not adequate to protect against today’s threat landscape.

As part of the digital government strategy the White House laid out about a year ago, calling on agencies to “adopt a coordinated approach to ensure privacy and security in a digital age,” these guidelines are a first step in creating a cohesive mobile security strategy for the U.S. Government. The guidelines were developed by the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense, along with the National Institute of...

Jen Nowell | 08 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

As a first-time attendee at HIMSS this year (#HIMSS13), I was pleasantly surprised by the breadth and depth of the experience—wall-to-wall innovation (everything from virtual hospitals, to physical bed technologies, to mobile phone security) in a space the size of eight football fields.

If I felt any disappointment, it was only at the relative lack of federal healthcare representation—a criticism I made at RSA last week as well. That said, there were enough federal executives, partners, and integrators at HIMSS to make the experience wholly worthwhile.

I was indoctrinated in the healthcare field about a year ago. The most difficult part was learning how to filter out the extraneous noise so that I could focus on the pressing issues for government.

Even now, I struggle to find clarity and consistency in the broader healthcare market. In practice, the infrastructure of "all things medical" is largely proprietary, which makes things more...

Marie Pettersson | 27 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

If mobile payments were hottest in 2012, I would say that smart cities, government, cars, healthcare and other machine to machine related solutions are on the hottest list 2013. I see many of the operators, among them SK Telecom and NTT Docomo, displaying vertical mobile services that will contribute to citizen’s life experience. We also see Ford Motors offering test drives of their smart cars, which is a refreshing feature in a phone and tablet dominated show. And GSMA is inviting you to a miniature version of a smart city in the exhibition (a concept that also is applied in the closed off Ericsson exhibition).

Interestingly enough many of these solutions are old news (M2M has been around a long time), but dressed up in new clothing that is highly enabled by the new network technologies. SK Telecom was presented with the GSMA award ‘Outstanding LTE contribution’ and the runners up; Japan and China are coming strong. There are also some interesting...

Marie Pettersson | 26 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Day 2 has started and all the impressions from Day 1 are being gathered and processed. Asia has a huge representation and yesterday I met Japanese, Chinese and Koreans every two meters in the exhibition. It is clearly a global show where all and everyone in the industry take part. Some of my key observations and reflections from yesterday I have gathered here. More to come today!

Phablets and affordable devices with LTE functionality

More tablets getting to the market and prices are increasingly more competitive where Lenovo was launching multiple models where Acer Iconia Tab A700, Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD and Google Nexus 10 are the key competitors. The Lenovo A3000 and A1000 both feature 7" displays, and will allow for tablet adoption in emerging regions. On the phablet side (phone/tablet), Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the...

Srikanth_Subra | 18 Feb 2013 | 2 comments


Since Now a days many users are shifting from Windows 7 to Windows 8. In this blog we can have the problems posted regarding Symantec Issues in Windows 8 and migration tips like that