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.peter | 07 Oct 2008 | 0 comments

Michael Geiges
IT Manager for Backup & Recovery
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The bar has been set very high for employees at Siemens AG, which has more than 160 years of technical achievements, innovation, quality, reliability, and internationality. Michael Geiges, IT manager for backup and recovery in the Industry Automation and Drive Technologies Divisions, is up to the challenge, leading efforts to implement leading-edge backup-and-recovery initiatives that drive tangible business value for the divisions. As part of this initiative, he and his team consolidated backup and recovery on Veritas NetBackup 6.5. Results include a reduction in backup time from nearly two and a half days to one and a half days, the ability to maintain a static administrative headcount while experiencing a 50 percent growth in...

Swathi Turlapaty | 08 Sep 2008 | 0 comments

In conjunction with Vision 2008 held September 9 in Singapore,Symantec awarded five Asia South Visionaries. The Visionary Award winners werejudged against a strict set of criteria that took into account technologyinnovation, realized business value, and engagement of partners and services. TheVisionaries are using a range of different Symantec technologies and come frommultiple industries. More information about the winners is provided below.


Pravir Vohra

Group Chief Technology Officer, ICICI Bank

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Pravir Vohra, Group Chief Technology Officer at ICICI Bank,is leading the charge in delivering cutting-edge security solutions. He and histeam have selected a number of different Symantec security solutions. Keyresults include enhanced efficiencies and IT staff...

.peter | 29 Aug 2008 | 0 comments

Symantec is pleased to announce the 2008 Australasia Visionary awardwinners: Phil Brimacombe, CIO at healthAlliance NZ Ltd., and TomLamming, Transformation & Technology Advisor at Telstra. Brimacombeand Lamming were judged against a strict set of criteria that took intoaccount technology innovation, realized business value, and engagementof partners and services. The awards were presented at the SymantecVision in Sydney on August 26.

Brimacombe and Lamming join a prestigious group of past Visionary Award winners that include last year’s winners:

Dallas Stower, CIO at QR Limited, the IT arm for Queensland Rail

Paul Zanelli, National Manager of Science Corporate Information...

.peter | 19 Aug 2008 | 0 comments

In conjunction with Vision events held throughout Latin America the past couple weeks, Symantec recognized five Latin American 2008 Visionaries. The recipients were selected based on their technology innovation, realization of quantified business value, and their leverage of partners and services. They represent several different industries and technology solution areas. Each of them received their Visionary Awards at the end of each of the keynote addresses at the Symantec Vision events in Mexico City, Mexico, San Paolo, Brazil, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Mexico Visionaries

Manuel González
CIO, Grupo Elektra
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Manuel González, Chief Information Officer for Grupo Elektra, led an initiative to standardize IT systems across his...

.peter | 31 Jul 2008 | 0 comments
As part of our Symantec Government Symposium 2008, Symantec named three Visionary recipients in each public sector category: Federal, State, and Local. Visionary award winners are selected based on criteria that include technology innovation, tangible business value, and the role of Symantec partners and services. With many public sector IT budgets and staff allocations remaining static, or in many cases, shrinking, it takes new and interesting approaches to be successful in IT management. Ten Visionary Award winners were recognized at the Vision event in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 10, 2008.
The Envelope Please
Each of our three Visionary recipients faced some stiff competition. Their use of technology, ability to tie the business to technology initiatives, and interest in driving business value across various constituents are just a few of the compelling factors that led to their selection. Without further ado, please join us in congratulating...
Roblee | 09 Nov 2007 | 0 comments
One of our fine authors, Jeremy Geiger, has just finished up a document that details the reporting and querying features that are available when you first install Security Information Manager. You can find this document on the Symantec Support Web site at:
This document provides the following information:
  • An overview of the querying and reporting features
  • Steps for creating and managing queries and reports
  • A reference of all default queries

So give it a read if it interests you, and post any feedback that you have on it as a reply to this post.

CTO Mark_Bregman | 22 Oct 2007 | 0 comments

Office of the CTO Guest Blogger:   
Hi,I’m Steve Trilling, vice president of Symantec Research Labs (SRL), thecompany’s technology research division. It’s been an exciting week for me, seeing the announcement of our newSymantec Database Security 3.0.  This isthe newest version of our product that protects the critical data in corporateand government databases from insider and hacking attacks.  I had no direct involvement in thisrelease but an important part of my organization, our Advanced Conceptsteam, literally came to life through Symantec Database Security.  

Backin 2004, I was running a much smaller Symantec Research Labs team and one ofour key researchers, Carey Nachenberg, now a Symantec Fellow, had beeninvestigating the database protection space. Carey built some working prototypes and we pitched the idea ofcommercializing a new database security product to our...

CTO Mark_Bregman | 13 Sep 2007 | 0 comments

Office of the CTO Guest Blogger:

Gary Phillips, Senior Director, Standards and Open Source


At Symantec we take an independent and open approach to the market.  It’s a primary goal to provide our customers with solutions that are interoperable across any operating system, storage platform, application stack, file system or backup strategy.

To this end, actively working with various industry standard groups is a key part of my charter as senior director of standards and open source at Symantec.  Today, The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF,, announced Version 2.0 of the Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware - better known as "SMASH" - that is critical for reducing data center complexity.

SMASH (...

Roblee | 26 Jul 2007 | 0 comments
One piece of feedback that I've gotten pretty consistently is that it's too hard for folks to find our documentation. So we're trying a little experiment with the documentation for the Storage Foundation manuals. We've put links to the product documentation right at the top of their STN support forum. Hopefully, folks who are looking for answers can find them there. Further folks who know the answers can more easily point people to the product documentation and save themselves some typing.
Here's what it looks like:

The links appear under the Announcements section, and just above the forum posts.

Please let us know if you like the idea. If it's a hit, we'll do this for more products pronto!

CTO Mark_Bregman | 02 Jul 2007 | 3 comments

At our Vision conference a few weeks ago I gave a keynote on the future of technology.  I highlighted three trends that I see: the evolution of the data center, the collapse of the boundary between enterprises and the consumerization of IT.  This past weekend illustrated the last trend in Technicolor.  What I’m referring to is the launch of the much anticipated iPhone by Apple.  For the record, I did not wait in line over night on Thursday but I was able to get my very own iPhone on Saturday.

I’m sure our IT folks are nervous now that I have one in my possession.  They are probably waiting by the phone for me to call to have them ‘activate’ corporate email on it.  Seriously, the iPhone is a great consumer device.  It is one of the slickest and easiest to use smart phones I’ve seen.  While Apple is aiming this at consumers, there are a few hints that it will make it into the corporate IT world sooner rather than...