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Pamela Reese | 18 Nov 2011 | 1 comment

Windows IT Pro (and sister publications SQL SERVER and DEVPRO) announced their 2011 Editor’s Best and Community Choice winners.  Symantec was honored with 13 awards with great representation across our diverse portfolio of products.



Best Antivirus/Anti-Malware Product

Editors' Best

Gold: Symantec Endpoint Protection

Community Choice

Gold: Symantec Endpoint Protection


Best Auditing and Compliance Product


riva11 | 11 Nov 2011 | 5 comments

I'd like to celebrate the perfect date ( 11:11:11 - 11/11/11 on my time zone ) on Symantec Connect  !

Nothing special for IT point of view but only to say thank you to Symantec and 249,228 community members for this invaluable service and the opportunity to share information with everyone.

LeslieMiller | 07 Nov 2011 | 93 comments

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Margaret Turano | 31 Oct 2011 | 1 comment

The CHIME Fall CIO Forums combine the best speakers and healthcare IT educators in the nation with unparalleled opportunities for CIOs and healthcare IT executives to network with their peers and collectively share solutions, solve problems and address challenges.

Symantec sponsored the Friday Morning Keynote speaker at this year's CHIME Fall Forum in San Antonio October 25 - 28, Craig Schiefelbein.

 Craig Schiefelbein is the co-founder and CEO of Paragon Development Systems (PDS) and author of the book Get Out of IT While You Can.  In the book, Craig encourages IT leaders and professionals to think about how they can foster a culture of innovation within their organizations by seeing themselves as part of the larger picture rather than simply “in IT". 

 Thinking and leading in this way, he advises, can completely transform individual careers while also sparking dramatic improvements in the work environment...

Spencer Parkinson | 13 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

David Hare, Symantec’s vice president of Enterprise Support Services, was the featured keynote speaker at the Aberdeen Chief Service Officer Summit in Boston this morning. His keynote address was entitled “From Champions to Visionaries: Meeting Evolving Customer Needs - What's Next for Service?” David’s speech focused on the following:

  • From reactive to preventive and on to predictive, the nature of service has evolved at Best-in-Class organizations. Evolution continues in the form of the development of net new services aimed at helping customers drive incremental value from their products and services. These services fit into the ever increasing revenue pressures that organizations face.  Join us to explore the evolving role of service and support and get out in front of the steps that your organization can take to continue to deliver value to your customers....
Reshma Kumar | 03 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

We are pleased to announce the launch of Social @Symantec on Launched last week, this site serves as our new social media hub for all things social at Symantec.

Jen Nowell | 09 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

After my maternity leave, I found myself coming back to work just in time for the Great Earthquake in Washington, D.C. and the northern Virginia area.  Not a good omen, haha!  While everyone seemed a bit shaken, I was still enjoying the hustle and bustle of being back to work.  Clear blue skies in Washington, smelling the crisp air, hearing the noises of the city, walking on the uneven concrete in DC with the canopy of trees lining Constitution Ave it was great to be back!  I was feeling empowered to make change. While now is a challenging time in Government, it is also an exciting time.  Interestingly enough, the three meetings I had recently were different but the same – meaning, there was a common theme that bubbled to the top.  I participated in the Public CIO Roundtable, then I attended FedScoop’s 3rd annual how to reduce IT government spend, and then attended and participated in a briefing conducted by our Symantec Research Labs (SRL...

Mike Reynolds PMM | 01 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

The Symantec Education Skills Assessment Tool, offers 7 new Skills Assessments for a total of 26 assessments on Symantec products.  This free, online training needs assessment tool is used to measure either an individual’s or an entire department’s knowledge of Symantec products and to help identify the need for training .  Training helps you effectively utilize Symantec product solutions and lower support call volume.   You will receive fast, accurate results, and a justification to executive management for procuring Symantec training.

New assessments include:

  • Client Management Suite 7.1
  • Deployment Solution 7.1
  • Endpoint Protection 12.1
  • Enterprise Vault 10
  • Management Platform 7.1
  • ServiceDesk 7.1
  • Workflow 7.1

Click here to check out the new and existing Skills Assessments.

Dan Jennings | 31 Aug 2011 | 0 comments

I have posted cloud computing commentary for Finance customers at:

Having spent the last four years ingesting, disecting and putting back together, comment from my customers, colleagues at other vendors and analyst report, I have seen that there was a customer view that was not being reflected by most in the IT industry when they try to persuade decision makers that our colud offerings are worth considering.

I hope the time to read is worthwhile.

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 19 Aug 2011

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