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Jordan Pusey | 07 Jul 2011 | 0 comments

 

Hi Everyone,

Last week I attended a conference in which 150 CIOs of small and mid-size business gathered together to discuss the latest technology and business trends.  It was interesting to hear their feedback.  They were pretty happy to interact with someone from Symantec and I got an earful.  Here are a few nuggets of information that I was able to get from them during our discussions.

  • Mobile is a HUGE concern.  More people are getting mobile devices and would like to use them on the corporate network.  Anti-virus and management would be great on these devices to help protect the device and other assets on the network, but they were more concerned about what is on those devices and how to secure the information.  Losing a Blackberry or iPhone is a nominal cost, but what if it’s the CEOs?  Or what if it’s full of credit card information or personal medical information.  That...
Jordan Pusey | 07 Jul 2011 | 0 comments

 

Hi Everyone,

First of all, I’d like to encourage all of you to contribute to the IT Consultant Group.  Just submit an article to the “Partner” community and make sure you select “IT Consultant Group” under “Also show this post on the following group pages” when you submit your article/blog/idea/video to the community.

Now that we’ve got the ball rolling on our SMB IT Consultant Group, what kind of content would you like to see?  We’ve had a great start to our group and we are starting to get some good content to help you in your job function, but I’m limited in my view into the IT Consultant world. I'm armed with some of my own ideas around some of the articles, blogs, and videos that I believe you would benefit from, but I’d like to discover your interests.

Please add a comment to this blog article on the content you’d like to see...

Jordan Pusey | 07 Jul 2011 | 0 comments

 

Hi Everyone,

Here’s a great article from our own Blake McConnell, Product Manager for Symantec Security.  He outlines the Top 6 IT Mistakes for Small Businesses and shows how to better protect your clients with good backup and security.

http://www.pcmallsbn.com/n/article-265

You may have to register for the site to the see the article.  Here’s a small excerpt:

“It used to be that small business people did not have to worry about being computer experts or IT savvy, but this time has come and gone. Today, anyone owning, running or working in small business must be as smart about IT as they are about business. This is easier said than done.

By knowing what common IT pitfalls other small businesses have made, you can be better prepared to avoid them yourself. The following tips will help small businesses avoid common IT security...

Susie Spencer - BE Product Marketing | 06 Jul 2011 | 0 comments

Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference is fast approaching (July 11 - 15) and the Symantec Backup Exec team is hosting a partner appreciation event for our valued partners on Tuesday, July 12, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Club Nokia's VIP Lounge. Come chill with Symantec product experts at this Los Angeles hot spot while enjoying appetizers, cocktails and mingling with your peers. You'll also have a chance to win an Xbox 360 with Kinect.

Register now and then come to Symantec booth #517 on the exhibit floor to pick up your pass to the event.

Jordan Pusey | 07 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

Hey Everyone,

As an IT Professional, you want to make sure that you have what it takes to provide secure and protected environments for your clients.  There are so many good resources around that I thought I would take a minute and share some with you.  Here’s the quick guide to some valuable resources.

For you:

  • Symantec IT Consultant Connect Group  - Get the latest from your peers and Symantec experts through articles, blogs, videos, and much more.  For instance, this article is part of the IT Consultant Connect Group.
  • Small Business Protected - See what Symantec has to offer your customers.  This site includes product information, case studies, and important information about safety and...
Jordan Pusey | 07 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

Hello Everyone,

Let’s face it; working with small businesses is a tough job.  Nothing is worse than getting a call from your clients saying that their computers are down.  Did you know that when your client's systems go down, it could cost them up to $12,500 a day? (Symantec 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey - Global: January 2011)

This forum is all about you, the IT Consultant for small and mid-size business.  Here you will be able to discuss with your peers and industry experts how to make your job easier and more efficient and how to protect your customers.

What should you expect here?  This is a place to get out some of those frustrations, to solve some problems, and to explorer the latest industry trends.  Interested in Cloud or Virtualization?  We got that.  Interested in...

BryanBelnap | 25 May 2011 | 0 comments

 

We’ve launched our Symantec Channel Facebook page! Facebook complements our Symantec Channel Twitter account by providing you access to information about the Symantec Partner Program to help you Differentiate, Maximize, and Accelerate you on the path to specializations. We’ve listened to your feedback, and aim to provide you up-to-date information on Symantec products, programs and promotions.

 

Check out the Partner Success Videos on our Engage tab or leave a comment on our wall. We’d love to hear from you. Visit our wall and let us know what you think. Like our page today!

Arielle Scesa | 05 Apr 2011 | 0 comments

Hello Partner Community!

Just wanted to share a video collage that was put together featuring four of our SMB Partners that participated in our Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 Beta event that we recently held.

http://www.symantec.com/tv/allvideos/details.jsp?vid=785264425001

The video can also be found at the Partner Success Site located below:

http://go.symantec.com/partnersuccess

I look forward to your comments!

 

Arielle Scesa

Global Partner Reference Marketing

PartnerAssist_GPSC | 10 Mar 2011 | 0 comments

That's right, the annual subscription fee to access the PartnerAssist program has been waived for any Symantec Specialist or Master Specialist partners who sign up prior to March 31, 2012.  Act now by contacting Symantec_PartnerAssist@Symantec.com  to qualify for this special offer. Symantec partners face high expectations for IT service delivery and increasingly complex projects. We find that customers are demanding more of their partners due to severe budget constraints and cost controls. The Symantec PartnerAssist program gives you expertise to build a solution, expedite a reliable initial deployment and transfer knowledge to our partners.

Symantec PartnerAssist  program provides a shorter time to value, and provides access to the experience, best practices and expertise of Symantec that achieve a faster and successful implementation, resulting in one less...

skibridgo | 02 Mar 2011 | 0 comments

This is a question that I frequently get asked by partners around the globe.  Well, there is one really, really important reason why you want to get your own PartnerNet account.   In order to receive credit for completing any of the Symantec Assessment or Authorization exams, you need to log in with your OWN PartnerNet account.  These are the exams that lead to the various accreditations (SSE, SSE+, STS, ASC).

If you sign up to take the exam and complete it, using anyone else's credentials, they will get credit, NOT you.  This can cause a lot of problems, especially if that person has already completed the exam.  In that case, your company will not get the credit for an additional person completing the exam.  The completions are automated and feed directly into the CertTracker application on the back end.  We do not do any manual data entry or cross checking if that person already completed the exam. ...