Some SMB owners might look at a competitor and wonder how to emulate their success. And as it turns out, one of the areas in which we see a difference today is in the way successful businesses approach computing.
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- May 30, 2013
Cloud services can give us access to our applications and information from anywhere. They’re fast to deploy, and very cost-effective. This is a great boon to managed service providers, as more small businesses come to realize the value of bringing in outside expertise. But there are still some that are like the stubborn old man, hesitant to embrace new technology. And one of the areas in which this reluctance is most apparent is security.
- April 30, 2013
As business mobility rises so does mobile cybercrime. Mobile threats grew in 2012 by 58 percent, and 31 percent of those threats were specifically designed to steal information.
- April 22, 2013
In any military engagement, intelligence can prove to be the difference between success and defeat. Perhaps the most striking example of this is the famous Battle of Thermopylae, in which a small force of Greeks led by King Leonidas of Sparta held off a vastly larger Persian army for several days in a narrow pass. The battle was lost when a local revealed the existence of a path leading around the Greek army, allowing them to be outflanked and destroyed.
While today’s battle against cybercrime may be less dramatic, our businesses and livelihood are still at stake.
- March 27, 2013
In the late nineteenth century, the Swiss Army decided to provide new knives for its soldiers. The aim was a multifunctional tool that reduced the tools a soldier would need to carry. This was realized in 1891, with the first Swiss Army knife, which – in addition to a blade – contained tools to help the soldiers open canned food and disassemble their rifles. Fewer tools to carry meant improved mobility for soldiers, and updated versions of these knives are still issued to soldiers today.
- March 26, 2013
- February 21, 2013
- January 28, 2013
Ask any business what technology is causing the greatest change in their operations today, and there’s a good chance they will say mobile technology. Perhaps more than any other technology, mobility is transforming our personal lives, and it’s now carrying over into the business.
- December 17, 2012
For years now we’ve seen discussions going back and forth in the media about using cell phones while driving. While drivers are encouraged to avoid talking on the phone while driving – and 39 states ban texting while driving – technology manufacturers have responded by creating hands-free options and other tools intended to minimize the dangers of phone usage on the road. While the usefulness of these products is still debated, they are a clear demonstration of businesses trying to improve our safety rather than change human nature.
- November 28, 2012
A mechanic who only has one size of wrench is not likely to get very much done, and he’s not going to get much business either. The more services he can perform–or, in other words, the more problems he can solve for his customers–the better off his business will be. Channel partners obviously know this, just as they are aware that we’re seeing rapid evolution in the technology businesses are adopting. And with every new piece of equipment or software, the need to protect the business and its intellectual property is increasing.
- November 2, 2012
Channel partners know that one of the most time-consuming parts of their business is spent on managing multiple deployments for their different customers. The arrival of cloud-based services has begun to change this, but it can still be a challenge to coordinate and manage implementations, especially as many of our partners continue to expand their […]
- September 27, 2012
Here at Symantec, the recent arrival of Steve Bennett as our new CEO has provided an opportunity to reinvigorate our company strategy and demonstrate our dedication to partners and shareholders. With Steve Bennett at the helm, we are reexamining ourselves from the inside out, looking at how we can augment our channel programs to better help our partners achieve success.
- August 2, 2012
By now channel partners are well aware that a lot of organizations are looking to take advantage of the cloud to streamline business operations and improve their agility. This provides an excellent opportunity for partners to expand their breadth of technology offerings, but also leaves some scratching their head, wondering one thing — where do you begin?
- June 25, 2012
VARs can have mixed feelings about cloud computing. On the one hand it offers many opportunities for new business, but on the other there’s the question of which offerings will work with a customer’s current solutions. For Symantec partners, Backup Exec.cloud is a perfect example of how to effectively offer a cloud-based backup solution when customers already have an on-premise backup solution.
- January 24, 2012
For many organizations, finding the right solutions provider or VAR is a critical task. Enterprises as well as SMBs look to their solutions provider for guidance, and now more than ever for back
- December 6, 2011
As we celebrate the successes of the past year, it’s also a great time to start looking toward 2012. In the new year, consider ways to stay ahead of your customers, and help them develop a strong bus
- November 7, 2011
Recently at our annual partner conference, we talked about the opportunities for partners around key IT trends including cloud, virtualization and mobility. Cloud computing in particular seems to be a hot t
- September 28, 2011
In my June post, I mentioned information volumes grew 62 p
- August 22, 2011
Those of you who know me well know that I’m a face-to-face kind of guy. I’m on the road more than half the year, and nothing makes me happier than meeting with Symantec partners in the field.