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Spencer Parkinson | 22 Oct 2009 | 1 comment
Symantec Enterprise Support Services was honored this week with a 2009 STAR Award for service excellence in mission critical support at the Technology Services World conference 2009.  The award recognizes organizations for providing technical support in mission-critical environments where “system up-time” is imperative.
 
Symantec Enterprise Support Services was selected for delivering exceptional customer support responsiveness, integrated product supportability, and proactive support services to keep Symantec enterprise customers up and running 24/7.  The comprehensive proactive support services and in-depth expertise of advanced level support engineers from Symantec Business Critical Services differentiated Symantec in the industry.
 
 “We are honored to receive this recognition by TSIA and our peers in the...
Ramprasad_Rajaraman | 30 Sep 2009 | 0 comments

Last week i was reading an article on multi-threaded programming and suddenly some thoughts pop out of my mind which i thought of sharing with people. In large enterprise level applications, its mandatory that we need to implement the multithreaded feature in each and every component that has been involved in it. But we should think whether we are really using the same. Without writing multi-threaded and parallel programming there is no point in increasing the amount of silicon cores speed which is being provided by Intel and AMD processors.

I was talking with some of the key developers and most of the people are very reluctant to write a multithreaded code either due to the complexity involved in it or due to the client pressure in terms of case industry. One person was saying that it is not easily understandable by clients and so we are not going for the same and this answer is not giving me a justice as a software engineer. I am really concerned on how they are managing...

Nicole Kenyon | 24 Sep 2009 | 0 comments
Symantec SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Carine Clark, was among sixteen women honored at the annual Women Tech Awards, presented by Women Tech Council and MountainWest Capital Network.  At the ceremony last week, Carine was further distinguished with a special award for “Leadership Excellence.” 

The Women Tech Awards program recognizes technology-focused women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies, and are key contributors to the community.  For more on the awards and award recipients go to: http://www.womentechcouncil.org/WomenTechAwards2009/

Jerry Gowen | 23 Sep 2009 | 14 comments

What's your favorite "cloud" music? Symantec is mounting a worldwide search for the Top 10 best songs featuring the word "cloud" in the title or lyrics. The aim is to mark the launch on October 5 of a new Symantec storage offering that will enable enterprise customers to develop and manage online cloud-based services for their organizations, including the storage infrastructure essential in building their own offerings.

                                     

Symantec has already started the search for the best tracks among its own employees, turning up hits like "Cloudy" by Simon & Garfunkel and "New York Minute" by Don Henley. We hope you'll submit your own favorites to make the list as comprehensive and global as possible...

Nicole Kenyon | 16 Sep 2009 | 0 comments

James Beer, Symantec’s CFO, will present at the ThinkEquity Growth Conference in San Francisco today at 2:15 p.m. PT.  Interested in what he has to say? Go to Symantec's Investor Relations Web site to view a live webcast or replay of the event.

Jessica Johannes | 14 Sep 2009 | 0 comments
The CTO Forum announced that Joe Pasqua, vice president, research for Symantec, has been appointed to its executive board. The CTO Forum brings together senior technology executives from leading organizations to foster discussion and collaboration regarding the advancement of technology and innovation within organizations. Innovation is one of Symantec’s core values and the CTO Forum is one of several organizations Symantec participates in as part of our efforts to advance innovation. Our continued focus on innovation helps to strengthen our businesses and improve our competitive positioning. ...
Nicole Kenyon | 10 Sep 2009 | 0 comments

James Beer, Symantec's CFO, will present at the Citi Investment Research Global Technology Conference in New York City  today at 3:25 p.m. ET (12:25 p.m. PT). Interested in what he has to say? Go to Symantec's Investor Relations Web site to view a live webcast or replay of the event.

Jessica Johannes | 09 Sep 2009 | 0 comments
Symantec was again selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index(DJSI World) and Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index(DJSI North America). The company is listed on the DJSI World Index for the second consecutive year and on the DJSI North America Index for the third consecutive year.    The company is one of a handful of technology companies to be listed on the DJSI World Index. Some notable areas where Symantec has progressed in its environmental and social responsibility efforts which impacted the company’s score and ranking include improvements in environmental reporting and social reporting due to the publication of Symantec’s first Corporate Responsibility Report.
 
The DJSI World is comprised of the leading companies in terms of sustainability...
Randy Cochran | 18 Aug 2009 | 1 comment

Today’s economic climate is unlike anything we’ve recently seen and Symantec recognizes that our partners may be experiencing new challenges to their businesses. It may be more difficult to access extra capital or there may be a decrease in buying power or cash flow. Symantec’s partners are our most vital sales channel and we’re committed to helping them continue to increase their revenue, grow their business and thrive, even in these difficult economic times.

Symantec is pleased to offer the Extended Terms Financing Program providing free 60-day extended payment terms for selected products from August 10, 2009 through January 29, 2010. Exclusively for Symantec Registered and Silver North American Partner Program Members possessing an SMB Specialization, the Symantec Extended Terms Program offers credit at no cost to partners enabling them to manage their cash flow with confidence and without disruption to business operations. The savings can be put to their bottom line...

Randy Cochran | 18 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

I’m at Xchange 2009 today with several Symantec partners and the theme of this year’s event is “Reinvention”. In today’s business landscape, reinvention is vital to the viability of a company. The ability to find opportunities in any situation can be a company’s greatest strength. Self-analysis followed by innovation and improvement is the essence of reinvention. Solution providers today have a great opportunity to leverage efficiencies, adopt new skills and make wise investments to drive return on investment.

Bravely embracing new opportunities for reinvention and increasing investments in what’s working now can have a significant impact on a solution provider’s business. Solution providers can ensure success by implementing the following suggestions:
• Identify emerging market opportunities
• Assess your strengths
• Ensure you understand your customers
• Define what it will take to acquire customers and retain them

Along with reinvention...