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Symantec Latin America | 27 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

El Reporte sobre el Costo y Manejo de la Información Empresarial 2012 es el primer estudio de Symantec que examinó la forma en que las organizaciones se están enfrentando al crecimiento de datos impulsados por las nuevas tecnologías. El tercer capítulo de este reporte se refiere al Índice de Información Digital, mismo que observa más de cerca el fenómeno de la expansión de la información, e integra recomendaciones sobre cómo las empresas pueden superar los desafíos que enfrentan a medida que sigue evolucionando el modo en que almacenamos y...

EMEA EBC Fellows | 10 Sep 2012 | 0 comments



Hello ISPs, are you listening?

Christos Ventouris, CISA, CISM, CISSP, and Technology Manager for Symantec, wants his ISP to provide the same security for the devices he uses at home as the ones he uses at work. It’s BYOD in reverse.


My life is governed by Internet enabled devices. I have two laptops, one tablet, one desktop, a smartphone and two recently acquired Internet connected TVs. These seven devices dominate my day—whether it’s for work or entertainment.

Then there are the devices my family uses: two laptops for the children, plus a smartphone and a tablet for my wife. That number is set to grow as more devices dominate the Ventouris household. Still, working for Symantec has its advantages, as it means I can work on the Web without worry, knowing the Symantec network has the appropriate security measures to safeguard my data. However, when I’m at home, I jump...

Ketan Pachpande | 31 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec: A perfect place to enjoy the Work !!

I completed my MTech-IT from IIT Kharagpur, in May 2012. I got placed on 8 December 2011, and received offer letter after a month. Symantec gave me the flexibility of choosing the Joining date. I joined the Symantec on 25-June-2012. The recruitement process was very well organised and I enjoyed both technical and HR interviews.

Today is my 68th day at Symantec and and I am proud to be a member of the family. Each and every person here is very helpfull and appreciates your strengths as well as understands your weaknesses. There are lot of opportunities to learn the technologies and boost the mind to think creatively. Innovation is the key to success and not only thinking about innovation but how the innovation can make our lives better and better, is a real challenge !!!

Symantec: I am loving it !!!

EMEA EBC Fellows | 09 Aug 2012 | 1 comment


How Secure is Your Cloud Infrastructure?

Alex Peters, CISSP and Manager in the Technology Sales Organisation at Symantec, argues that unless appropriate action is taken, the uncontrolled shift of corporate data into the cloud will have major repercussions for organisations everywhere.


One call, one credit card, one transaction. That’s all it takes now for someone in your company to engage with a cloud service provider (CSP) and launch a new cloud service. Everyone is at it—your engineering teams might be deploying Amazon Web Services right now to support a new R&D project, while the sales team are setting up a subscription to underpin a new sales initiative, or field service reps are using a new private cloud app for case management.

Great news, you might be thinking, and the ideal response to these recessionary times: here we have an innovative path to improving business...

tiffany_jones | 06 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

Recently, public sector cloud adoption took another leap forward as the Department of Defense released its four-step strategy for the phased implementation of a DOD Enterprise Cloud Environment.

Having studied the plan, we can attest to the critical importance of the effort. The anticipated gains in cost efficiency (moving from a CapEx model to an OpEx model), operational efficiency, and resource optimization will be felt -- as DOD Chief Information Officer Teri Takai puts it -- “from the continental United States to the warfighter at the tactical edge.”

However, we should note that this is just the first step.

Data center consolidation, as positioned in the DOD plan, will be the major catalyst for driving the DOD cloud environment forward and provide the foundation for further cloud-based innovations that could have an even greater direct impact on the American warfighter.

For instance, DOD’s shared services model – made possible...

Swarna | 02 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

A recent Nielsen® study shows that smartphone  usage in teenagers alone has nearly tripled over the last two years.  The article quotes “In the teen study, Google's® Android™ operating system led the way with 36 percent of the teen smart-phone market owning Android-based phones, according to ComScore™.  Apple® iPhones followed with 29 percent, and RIM®’s BlackBerry™ phones were third, with 23.8 percent.”  The core benefits of Android – open, free and downloadable apps from many resources – also attract countless mobile malware authors to proliferate malware via apps that superficially seem harmless.

Symantec, synonymous to Security, offers solutions that help address and overcome the growing vulnerability of your family, children, data and devices....

LeslieMiller | 09 Jul 2012 | 17 comments




Trusted Advisor JesusWept3 recently reached more than 1,000 solutions in the Symantec Connect community. He joins just two other Connect members in reaching this amazing milestone. JesusWept3 hangs out most often in the Archiving and eDiscovery community where his breadth and depth of understanding of Enterprise Vault makes him a highly sought after resource. Please join us in congratulating him and thanking him for his dedication and expertise.

EMEA EBC Fellows | 03 Jul 2012 | 0 comments


Christos Ventouris, CISA, CISM, CISSP, and Technology Manager for Symantec, talks about the real-world consequences for information security and management arising from the austerity measures in his home country of Greece.


Greece has voted and is now anchored into the Eurozone. Was it the right decision? There are hundreds of expert economists far better qualified than a humble Symantec Technology Manager to comment on that. But as a fellow Greek citizen, it is clear to me that the tough austerity measures my country is experiencing reveal some very important lessons for business—especially in the technology arena. And those lessons are as relevant to the rest of Europe as they are to the Greek situation.

The message coming loud and clear from businesses we talk to in Greece during these uncertain times is this: “We need to stay competitive and stay in business.” As companies from all...

Sarah Whipp | 19 Jun 2012 | 0 comments


My friend has a sister who is a digital native. She is online from as soon as she wakes through to the moment she sleeps, across a plethora of platforms that seem incredible to a digital immigrant like myself who needs a vitamin injected smoothie before I can think in the morning. My friend’s sister, like other digital natives, can keep up with all of her friends at all times and a strange phenomenon has occurred, she has stopped asking questions about their lives, she doesn’t need to, she believes everything worth knowing will be delivered to her via social media. Talking at work with my colleague @RPMol he sees a world where a doctor could use big data analytics to cross tabulate a patient’s test results with others globally to get instance diagnosis of even the rarest of illnesses. This amazing world sounds utopian to someone who grew up in a working class northern area with access to the best books the town library could offer...

LeslieMiller | 08 Jun 2012 | 1 comment

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