Symantec joins forces with AOK to Offer Improved Software Virtualisation reducing time spent performing software virtualisation compatibility assessments by 95% Wednesday 5 March 2008 PDF Print Symantec has teamed up with ChangeBASE to provide its customers with a best of breed solution to reduce testing costs and times for software virtualisation compatibility. The collaboration enables IT managers to automatically test the managed applications in Symantec’s Altiris SVS (software virtualization solution) are ready to be virtualised and can report comprehensively on any issues found in just 2 minutes. To ensure the smooth migration process, customers QA (quality assurance) is an essential process. 70% of the time spent in QA is fixing the same recurring problems found by installing and running the applications, which AOK will automate. Along with SVS layering technique which provides each installed application with a protected environment; there are none of the usual registry or system file clashes that are a constant source of aggravation with traditional Windows setups. “By using AOK IT Managers can build a case for how using SVS could improve the effectiveness of their next migration and how to budget for it” said Roger Raemaekers, Regional Manager EMEA for Altiris Software Management Solutions. “The obvious benefits of combining these two technologies are there for all to see and customers can now benefit from choosing the software delivery model that works best for them and manage with confidence”. “Joining forces with Symantec means that the manual testing and quality assurance part of the process is now automated and even more accurate, with the addition benefit of speedy identification of any potential issues before resolving them. By using AOK with Altiris SVS, IT Managers can improve the effectiveness of their IT infrastructure , and the case for using Virtualisation in migration projects,” John Tate CEO of AOK ChangeBASE comments. About Symantec Symantec is a global leader in infrastructure software, enabling businesses and consumers to have confidence in a connected world. The company helps customers protect their infrastructure, information and interactions by delivering software and services that address risks to security, availability, compliance and performance. Headquartered in Cupertino , Calif. , Symantec has operations in 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com. ABOUT ChangeBASE Limited Founded in 2006 and headquartered in London , England , ChangeBASE is the provider and developer of AOK, a product that automates the management and upgrade of applications in a Microsoft environment. For further information, contact: Paul Stallard Berkeley PR Tel: 0118 988 2992 Email: Altiris@berkeleypr.co.uk or Monique Chambers Compass Rose Marketing & PR for ChangeBASE Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: + 356 21 891 722 Mobile: + 356 99 891 722 Skype monique_chambers This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Compass Rose Marketing & PR in the following categories: Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.