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Caroline Dennington | 09 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

The recent Symantec Vision 2014 event in London – the culmination of four such global events that also took in Munich, Paris and Dubai – was packed with presentations, break-out sessions and panel debates on the key industry issues of the day. But nothing captured the minds of the delegates present more than the insights they gained into the company’s decision to divide its business into two separate trading organisations: one focused on Information Security and the other on Information Management.

The big question everyone wanted answers to was why this was happening and Simon Moor, VP of Symantec UK & Ireland, laid out the reasons in his keynote speech: “The evolution of the security and storage industries just continues to grow and accelerate. We believe it’s absolutely clear that we need distinct strategies that address both. We need focused...

Caroline Dennington | 28 Jul 2014 | 0 comments

Symantec is in transition and so, too, are the problems that customers are asking us to solve. We believe that the time to simplify and integrate one of the industry’s broadest portfolios is now, refocusing on what’s needed most, in order to fulfil those customers’ widely diverse and ever-expanding expectations.

That is a role we are more than happy to take on at Symantec, especially as more and more organisations are telling us that what they want, most of all, is a trusted IT advisor that can help them seize new opportunities, reduce risk and cost, and ensure that services and data are available, resilient and compliant. In other words, they want a simpler way to grow their business – and a partner to keep their systems and people safe on that journey.

Go_CMYK_0_0.jpgSymantec has been making important changes over the last 18 months  that will help us better serve our customer’s...

Caroline Dennington | 22 Jul 2014 | 0 comments

The recent visit of several industry analysts in Symantec's UK office created the perfect opportunity to provide insights into Symantec's Unified Information Management Strategy and the Information Fabric Platform that underpins this strategy.

Paul Dominjon, Symantec's Senior Product Marketing Manager, pointed out that customers are moving increasingly to a virtual environment, while many business-critical applications remain on physical servers. At the same time, our customers often have operations that have grown through mergers and acquisitions with up to two to three backup solutions in play and little or no integration. “The upshot of this is that customers are simply too busy to rationalize, consolidate and simplify their technology and licenses,” said Dominjon.

Whatever the customer infrastructure, Symantec's role is to support our customers and the wider business community through our redefined Unified Information Management Strategy, delivering a platform...

Drew Meyer | 17 Jul 2014 | 0 comments

Symantec’s unified vision and new array of solutions around its Information Management (IM) offering are propelling customers towards ever greater agility, freedom of choice and the highest levels of security in what is becoming an increasingly complex and disparate IT environment for organizations everywhere.

That was the good news we were able to deliver at a recent webinar for the APJ region where industry analysts gathered to hear how environments spanning both physical and virtual can be better managed using our IM solutions. What we were able to tell everyone was exactly how we are now able to reduce those complexity issues they face every day, supporting our customers as they perform crucial functions around archiving, data protection and backup, and data recovery.

In a world where the move into the cloud is accelerating – public, private and hybrid –customers want to leverage all the advantages this may offer by having the flexibility of running any operating...

GregDay-SecurityCTO | 22 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

There is often talk of the growth in mobile threats and, in 2011, we saw significant growth, in terms of volume as a percentage. Yet, as a total of the numbers involved, these were still relatively small – in the thousands, rather than hundreds of millions that unleashed themselves on the PC last year.

At the same time, we did see far greater innovation in the nature of mobile threats, with attackers focusing in on finding vulnerabilities to exploit, such as the botnet concept, as well as where money can be made and information stolen through smart devices.

So what is the right way to manage that threat and soften its impact?

Let me start by looking at process – and please bear with me as I do. In the past 10 years, the cost of a laptop computer has plunged by a massive 90%, while already it’s...

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...