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Symantec Analyst Relations | 25 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

Last week we announced Symantec Data Insight 4.0 to help IT administrators take back control of dark data. Lack of insight into this information is due to the rapid growth of unstructured dark data, which is generally poorly managed and stored. Many data centers literally have petabytes of unstructured information (documents, presentations, spreadsheets and emails) that an organization accumulates over time and is in the dark when it comes to its content, ownership and usage.

With this latest version of Data Insight, Symantec continues to integrate its storage and security offerings, providing organizations a unified approach to data governance. Data Insight 4.0 represents the progress on Symantec’s commitment to integrate solutions, making it easier for organizations to protect and manage their information.

Symantec Data Insight helps organizations improve unstructured data governance through actionable...

Jon C | 25 Jul 2011 | 0 comments

Last week, I was fortunate enough to be hosting a two-day event on cloud infrastructure and how it is impacting the way we are doing business. Fortunate, I say, not least because I had the opportunity to actually listen to the diverse set of presentations rather than rushing around preparing my own!

During the quite interactive sessions, one theme that emerged quite strongly was the importance of information. I know, this sounds pretty glib - who would say that information wasn't important? However it was the ways in which information would become more important that intrigued me.

First off, in the past we have tended to focus more on the systems managing information, rather than the information itself. The reason, for example, that organisations have ended up with multiple 'views of the customer' is because they have multiple systems, each of which manages an overlapping subset of of customer information.

One might argue that cloud-based models are making...

Jon C | 24 May 2011 | 0 comments

In this industry it's not so hard to spot the changes as they happen: what's harder is to do something about them, given what's already in place. Technology is presenting organisations large and small with new opportunities, but also creates new challenges and pressures which might be easy to fix if those in charge had the chance to start with a clean sheet of paper.

Nowhere is change having more impact than in security and risk management. When the Jericho Forum was set up in 2004, its goal was to look at the challenges faced around 'de-perimeterisation' - that is, what does security need to become when the perimeter of the organisation starts to weaken based on how people are using IT? A question which has become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Seven years later, for many organisations the perimeter has gone completely. Cloud computing, the umbrella term we use to describe internet-based applications and services, has arrived on the technological...