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LeslieMiller | 04 May 2011 | 0 comments

Vision continues today with classes, keynotes, and labs but ends with a huge User Appreciation Party. What could be better? We don't know yet, but we're working on it for tomorrow!

Keynote Update

If you were here for yesterday's keynote, you were educated and entertained by an outstanding line-up of Symantec executives, Vision sponsors and other special guests. Among other things, you learned about Symantec's vision and strategy, got the scoop on the virtualization megatrend and looked inside the new V-Ray™ technology.

So what's in store for this morning's keynote? Even more cool stuff! You'll learn about the new Enterprise Vault 10 and mobile security, and you'll have a chance to hear from special guests Richard McCormack, Senior VP, Platform Marketing from Fujitsu and Tom Maloney, Director, Corporate Software Sales...

dfrancis | 03 May 2011 | 0 comments
Ah, the clouds at Caesar's -- the best part of the outdoors, indoors.  Only in Las Vegas.  Little fluffy clouds.  Almost like the ones in Arizona in The Orb's song, appropriately called Little Fluffy Clouds.
Alas, the clouds at Caesar's are far from the "cloud" that we think of when we hear the term in an IT context, though whether you're throwing your data up into the cloud or painting them on the ceiling, you need to follow best practices or else you're setting yourself up for failure.  You'd probably need to consult with Daren Lewis' post, "Six Tips for Moving to the Cloud," or find the ghost of Bob Ross, depending on your cloud needs.
The cloud, or...
JasonTunis | 03 May 2011 | 0 comments

This wonderful program manager for connect told me tonight that I needed to post to this forum.

My thoughts around the challenges of cloud computing is control and compliance reporting. Having control over the policies and how they are applied will definitely lessen the challenges that Symantec will face when it comes to selling cloud solutions to corporations. With the end user company having this control, they will know that they have endpoints that are protected, and can report on the compliance of this as well. I definitely think this will provide a mutually benefitial relationship between customers and Symantec.

Joe Satriani - Clouds Race Accross the Sky


Benjamin Fuller | 03 May 2011 | 0 comments

 One of the challenges my organization has with moving to The Cloud is that we have a high concern of the reliability and the availability of our important resources. I have not seen any Service Level Agreements. We rely hardly upon our network being up at all times among everybody else in the world, how can we be sure our data and services will have the same if not better uptime that we currently provide?

With the Cloud hoping to get as much adoption from enterprises today, they will need to have clearly defined SLA's to ensure compensation for any network downtime. While no SLA actually covers business loss, this is at least some insurance to help convince businesses of today that they will have some assurance this will not impact their business any more than having in house solutions.

If you have concerns of Cloud Computing and migrating your Data or Services to the Cloud,...

ThePuya | 03 May 2011 | 0 comments

Cloud computing is picking up traction with businesses, but before you jump into the cloud, you should know the unique security risks it entails.

One song that reminds me of cloud computing is Cloud Nine by the Temptations. A lot of people may think that they are on cloud nine because of the apparent ease of cloud computing and thus there is a lot of temptation to jump into clound computing without knowing the risks.

Clound is fraught with security risks. Smart customers will ask tough questions and consider getting a security assessment from a neutral third party before committing to a cloud vendor.

Here are some best practices when implementing cloud computing:

muydess | 03 May 2011 | 0 comments

A song that reminds me of clouds is Get Off of My Cloud by the Rolling Stones.  One obvious reason being is it has the word cloud in the title.  :-)  Cloud computing is a phenomenon that has taken off over the last couple of years.  Most people and companies as a whole are skeptical about implementing a cloud solution within their environment because of risks that come along with it.  With risks also come pros.  In today's economy it would be overall cheaper to implement cloud computing than purchasing and maintaining servers on site in a air conditioned room.  I think the major challenge is to convince the CIO or CEO to go with a cloud solution.  If it is done properly with the necessary security and policies in place, there should be no issue or concerns.  CEO's and CIO's mostly care about the cost and how much money it will save them over X amount of years; it doesn't hurt to bring that up as well.

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LeslieMiller | 03 May 2011 | 0 comments

If you thought the first day of Symantec Vision 2011 was good, wait until you see Day 2! Actually, you don't have to wait. It's already here!

Keynote Update

We've got a jam-packed opening keynote session lined up for you today. CEO Enrique Salem will kick things off with an update of Symantec's vision and strategy and among an all-star line-up of special guests, VMware CTO Stephen Herrod will dive deep into virtualization, one of the industry megatrends.

You'll also have the opportunity to gain visibility -- pun intended -- into the new V-Ray™ technology when our own Deepak Mohan takes the stage. And don't forget about the Early Bird prize raffles for those who are in their seats by 8:45 a.m. Be sure to get there early for your chance to win an iPod Touch, Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones, or a Flip camcorder! For more information about the keynote sessions, check out the...

LeslieMiller | 03 May 2011 | 0 comments

Congratulations to Ken Morris from Blue Cross Blue Shield. Ken was the first customer to become a Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS) at Vision 2011, Las Vegas.  As a result of getting certified, he was immediately granted a special Symantec Certified Specialist backpack.

If you are already a Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS), you are eligible to stop by the certification testing room and pick up a FREE SPECIAL Symantec Certified Specialist backpack.

Genevieve Haldeman | 02 May 2011 | 0 comments

I’m coming to you from Las Vegas, where Vision, our annual user conference, is just getting underway.  The theme of this year’s event is “Surround Yourself” and Vision aims to provide attendees with more opportunities to connect with Symantec and each other through keynotes, technical sessions and 1:1 interactions. 

As we always do at Vision, we’ll be making some exciting news announcements this week and our executives will provide attendees with perspective on Symantec’s focus for the coming year.  If you’re not able to attend Vision, don’t worry!  Throughout the event, the PR team will be regularly blogging about the keynotes, sessions and news so you can surround yourself with Vision wherever you are! 

If you want more in-depth information on what’s going on onsite, you can check out the Vision Community here on the Symantec Connect. https://www-secure....

Daren Lewis | 02 May 2011 | 0 comments

By Rowan Trollope, Senior Vice President,

No doubt the cloud is becoming an increasingly popular delivery mechanism for often complicated and time-consuming IT tasks. Whether you are currently ready to move to cloud-based services or are just beginning to consider it, below are my six tips for ensuring a seamless move to cloud services. Ticking each box will ensure your organization can enjoy all the simplicity, affordability and efficiency the cloud has to offer.

  1. Bigger Isn’t Always Better: Research cloud service providers and you’ll find many large companies staking their claim on an increasingly crowded cloud market. The service provider’s reputation and how long they have been offering cloud services should trump size.  Look for a cloud specialist with reputable technology that knows the industry inside out.
  2. Understand Your Security Needs:  There has been...