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"It's a fundamental shift of IT, where they have to think about these key pillars," he said, adding that these enablers would also prompt consumers and IT administrators to rethink their approach to security.
For example, in light of the increasing amount of information stored on digital devices, Salem emphasized that device security couldn't rely on the same old failsafe security mechanisms.
"As more and more information is going to our devices, a four-digit PIN is not sufficient," he said.
Likewise, Salem said that information protection would also require a more comprehensive approach.
"This isn't just keeping the information secure. This is also the ability to backup and recover the information and make it available when it's needed," Salem said.
Ultimately, Salem underscored that the major shifts in IT are creating a new opportunity for Symantec partners to customize solutions and offer services tailored to their customers' specific needs, data and environment that will "go beyond traditional implementation."
"How can they better use technology that creates business value? What's the right architecture for my environment?" he said. "For our partners, what we're laying out is a clear vision that will be supported by products and their services to utilize on that vision."
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