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Brett Shirk | 06 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

I’m happy to announce that Rick Kramer has been promoted to Vice President, North America Channel Sales. With 14 years at Symantec, Rick will bring his strong leadership skills, in-depth internal knowledge and unique perspective into this role.

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Rick has gathered a wealth of experience in prior Symantec sales roles, including frontline sales and management, specialist sales leadership and channel sales leadership. Last April, he was promoted to Vice President of National Solution Providers and Global Systems Integrators. Rick was also recently recognized by CRN magazine as a rising star in the channel.

As Symantec’s VP of North America Channel Sales, Rick will lead our continued rollout of the redesigned Partner Program this...

A L Johnson | 04 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

Many of our Partners and Customers may be looking for further information regarding data breaches that are frequently reported in the news. We've gathered some of our most recent and frequently accessed articles and blogs in one area for one-stop access to industry-leading information from Symantec that can help you know what to do to protect your enterprise.

See some of the most current information here:

John Eldh | 02 Jun 2014 | 1 comment

I’m thrilled to share that three executives here at Symantec – May Mitchell, Tricia Atchison and Sue Fossnes – have been recognized by CRN for its 2014 “Women of the Channel” list. CRN’s annual list highlights the accomplishments of female executives within vendor, distribution and solution provider organizations, and the impact they are having on the advancement of the IT channel industry as a whole. Additionally, May and Tricia were selected to be a part of CRN’s “Power 100,” the top 100 most powerful women in the channel.

May Mitchell has helped to champion Symantec’s transformation toward a partner-centric model. As Symantec’s Vice President for North America Marketing, she has taken a market-led approach in the development of new market-pull and market-push campaigns and programs, product roadmaps and enablement tools to support our key priorities. This year, May is helping to lead the charge with our...

Graham Olding | 23 Jan 2015 | 0 comments

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Lead with an Information Management Story to inspire & engage your audience in conversation and explore:
1: Why IM?: threats, pressures & strategy
2: How IM?: how we solve for bigger customer problems
3: What IM? the value creation process & market opportunity
Use the Learn, Teach, Lead approach to:
1: Learn IM: Take 5 mins to explore the keywords used in IM conversations 
2: Teach IM: Use the story cloud to guide your next IM conversation 
3: Lead IM: How did it go & what could we improve? 
Share your likes, questions, comments and ideas with us here on this post....
Graham Olding | 23 Jan 2015 | 1 comment

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Lead with an Information Security Story to inspire & engage your audience in conversation and explore:
1: Why IS?: threats, pressures & strategy
2: How IS?: how we solve for bigger customer problems
3: What IS? the value creation process & market opportunity
Use the Learn, Teach, Lead approach to:
1: Learn IS: Take 5 mins to explore the keywords used in IS conversations 
2: Teach IS: Use the story cloud to guide your next IS conversation 
3: Lead IS: How did it go & what could we improve? 
Share your likes, questions, comments and ideas with us here on this...
Rick_Kramer | 05 Jan 2015 | 0 comments

Disruption is a big word in technology, and over the past year, the channel has continued to evolve around newer technologies like cloud, mobility and the Internet of Things. Just as the channel has changed, so has Symantec. In 2014, we launched our redesigned Partner Program and solidified our commitment to working collaboratively with our partners to meet changing channel demands and customer needs.

But our work isn’t done. We’ve taken stock of all that we’ve achieved with our partners this past year and are looking toward the future. Here are the biggest game changers we expect to see in 2015:

  • Partners should embrace the new ways customers buy technology – Newer consumption models, like the cloud and mobile, may dictate how customers will want to purchase technology. Partners who have been selling products the same way for a long time may be in for a change. Next year, it will be very important for partners to evaluate how they’ll fit...

Digital_Kru | 24 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

Join Symantec at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference 2014 in Las Vegas and get the information you need to deliver crucial IT services and drive improved levels of productivity and innovation at the same time. With a renewed focus on people, processes, technology and culture, you will learn how to select and prioritize I&O initiatives, manage ongoing volatility, and elevate their own strategic leadership in the digital enterprise of the future.

Stop by Symantec booth # 345 to learn how Symantec can help you transform and enable the Agile Data Center.  Don’t miss the following sessions:

  • Drew Meyer, Senior Director, Information Management speaks on Agile Data Centers: Leveraging software-Defined into Additional Revenue on Tuesday,  December 2 at 4:15 pm.
  • Piero DePaoli, Senior Director, Information Security speaks on Protecting Your Data Center Against Targeted Attacks, on...
Andrew Spencer | 20 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

SOS is here to help: we are a team of technical specialists working with Symantec Sales and VAR Partners, delivering pre-sales knowledge to our end customers. Whether a quick product compatibility ask, a more in-depth solution architecture question, or request for a live product demonstration, we help accelerate your sales cycle and deliver confidence to the end customer.

Registered Symantec Partners can engage SOS via Chat for quick product queries or via email for deeper questions. As part of their non-financial benefits, our Gold and Platinum Partners can book sales calls and product demos directly with our SE specialists. Some quick facts about SOS:

  • 52 technical sales specialists located in our main call centers

  • Covering all Symantec solutions for business and public sector customer segments

  • Live demo environments for in-depth product discussions


Keith Fields | 03 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

Symantec™ System Recovery 2013 R2 is here! 

Symantec™ System Recovery 2013 R2 rapidly restores complete physical and virtual systems in minutes, not hours or days, even to dissimilar hardware, remote locations, or virtual environments for your customers. 

Extensive testing was done on this recent release that included 120 + successful Beta deployments globally.  This update includes supportability improvements, bug fixes, new features and new platform support such as:  

  • Windows 2012 R2 Update
  • Windows 8.1 Update1
  • SharePoint 2013 (without GRO)
  • VMWare ESXi 5.5
  • Support for Exchange 2013 (with GRO)

For a complete list of platforms supported, click here.

For more detailed information or to evaluate Symantec™ System Recovery 2013 R2 click on the following links:

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Brett Shirk | 31 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

I’m thrilled to report that several members of our channel team were recently recognized by The Channel Company, publisher of CRN magazine. It’s an honor for our people to be recognized by such an influential voice in channel publishing.

CRN’s 100 People You Don’t Know But Should

Earlier this month, CRN magazine selected three Symantec executives for its annual list, “100 People You Don’t Know But Should.” The magazine’s feature story recognized rising stars in the channel community, including Symantec’s own Rick Kramer, John Emard and Jana Valenti.

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