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Symantec Fires CEO Steve Bennett 111

Posted by samzenpus
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wiredmikey (1824622) writes "Symantec on Thursday announced that CEO Steve Bennett was terminated by the security company and has been replaced by Michael Brown as interim president and CEO. Bennett, who also resigned from Symantec's board of directors, took the top position at Symantec in July 2012, after former president and CEO Enrique Salem was pushed out by the Board of Directors. In April 2013, Bennett, told attendees at its own Vision Conference, that the company was changing, and acknowledged that Symantec 'lacked strategy' when it came to dealing with acquisitions. His plan was to move the company forward slowly, but consistently and make Symantec easier to do business with. That strategy, or at least the execution of it, hasn't impressed the board of directors, it seems."
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Symantec Fires CEO Steve Bennett

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  • by Opportunist (166417) on Thursday March 20, 2014 @07:49PM (#46539493)

    Have them make a product worth buying.

    To quote a former boss of mine, "We don't say anything bad about the competition. so we say 'Symantec has really nice looking boxes'."

  • Re:Impossible job (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Mashiki (184564) <mashiki AT gmail DOT com> on Thursday March 20, 2014 @08:09PM (#46539609) Homepage

    Corps are the only buyers who need enterprise integration and management.

    You mean corps and governments right? Well even the government agencies I've dealt with out in western canada are dumping symantic fully for just about anything else. Sadly though, I remember when Norton was the best AV product on the market, and I can remember when F-Prot kicked them out of it, then kicked them while they were down. Well that was almost 20 years ago now too, it's been on a screaming decline since then. The biggest killer of course is just how top-heavy and resource hungry their AV suite is compared to everything else on the market.

I took a fish head to the movies and I didn't have to pay. -- Fish Heads, Saturday Night Live, 1977.