Symantec’s Strategic Merry-Go-Round: Questionable Short-Term Moves Hinder Long-Term Objectives

E. Parizo
E. Parizo

Summary Bullets:

  • Symantec’s moves to buy LifeLock and sue Zscaler will offer little effective support for Symantec’s stated strategic objectives.
  • Symantec instead should seek small, tuck-in acquisitions and find new niches in which to foster innovation.

Symantec has long been a company searching for a strategy, or at least a good strategy. Over the years, it has suffered through several failed reinventions that sought to address an ongoing dearth of disparate products, a lack of organizational cohesion and focus, and an inability to foster competitive momentum through innovation. Continue reading “Symantec’s Strategic Merry-Go-Round: Questionable Short-Term Moves Hinder Long-Term Objectives”