Symantec’s recent disclosure of their plans to split the business into two publicly trading companies comes as no surprise to Gradian’s Managing Director, Damian Acklam:
“The sheer scale of the organization in its existing form can prohibit the ability to manage change effectively and efficiently. The creation of two distinctly separate entities will enable each to be far more responsive and to concentrate on respective core competencies.”
Confirmed by Symantec’s Chief Executive Michael Brown:
“This structure will help us reduce the complexity and grow faster.”
With completion anticipated by the end of 2015, the split will allow both entities to follow distinctly separate strategies to become “master” of their respective marketplaces. Under the current structure the organization is slowed down by having two different buyer groups each with their own different buying criteria.
“The pace of marketplace change within the Data Security arena is relentless, becoming leaner and meaner will only mean that Symantec will be better placed to stay one step ahead of the cyber criminals.”
The split will inevitably mean more focus on security from Symantec which dovetails nicely with Gradian’s strategy over the last ten months. Gradian’s efforts to focus on selling Symantec’s Security Solutions has already reaped the benefits of accelerated revenues for the company. Now with Symantec throwing more weight behind this more concentrated approach their efforts can only positively underpin those of their leading data security partner.
Gradian Systems have been providing Data Security advice and solutions since 2001 and have recently been awarded Gold Partner Status with Symantec. Whether data is in situ, in transit or shared, Gradian will identify an optimum solution on a case-by-case basis deploying with the minimum of fuss and all within budget.
For more information call Gradian on 01420 540700.