Sponsor Resource Center
Contact: Victoria Phillips
Title: SLED Marketing Programs Manager
Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help our customers – from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations – secure and manage their information-driven world against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently. Our unique focus is to eliminate risks to information, technology and processes independent of device, platform, interaction or location. Our software and services protect completely, in ways that can be managed easily and with controls that can be enforced automatically – enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored.
- Symantec State and Local Government-Solutions for a Transparent and Secure Government
State and local governments don’t have to choose between transparency and security—they can have both. Symantec makes it possible to deliver the promise of open, transparent, accessible government services with comprehensive information security and clear accountability.
- Beneficial Change-A Massive IT Consolidation Improves Effectiveness
Before 2002, each of the 19 agencies in the state government of Michigan had its own IT organization, and the various departments were not connected. In 2001, an executive order created the Michigan Department of Information Technology (MDIT), whose mandate was to consolidate the existing 19 different IT organizations into one and rationalize all the associated hardware, software, and procedures. As the consolidation proceeded, the state standardized on a number of Symantec solutions for PC lifecycle management, endpoint security, security management, and data protection. Symantec services have also played a key role, including security assessment, a critical implementation of Veritas NetBackup, and Symantec Business Critical services for issue resolution for the backup infrastructure. According to a Business Value Analysis Study by The Alchemy Solutions Group, Symantec technology and services have enabled the state government to achieve realized and projected business value of more than $15.2 million over five years through staff time savings, productivity gains, and storage cost avoidance.
- IT Insurance - Making COOP and disaster recovery an integral part of consolidation and upgrade projects saves agencies money.
Software-based COOP and disaster recovery solutions give agencies more deployment flexibility.