Panda Security Launches 'PandaIT_SOS: Confessions of an IT Professional' Contest

Participants to share funny or utterly bizarre moments experienced as IT technicians for a chance to win the new iPad

Sep 10, 2012, 10:29 ET from Panda Security

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced the launch of PandaIT SOS, an international contest giving IT professionals the opportunity to share their hilarious or utterly bizarre moments experienced when dealing with user problems. The contest runs from today until October 31 and is available at for entering and viewing entries. The public will determine the winner and the story with the most votes will win the new iPad (16GB, Wi-Fi).

In addition to participating via, IT professionals can also enter via Twitter using the hashtag #PandaIT_SOS. All phrases and stories, including those submitted via Twitter, will be posted on the contest site and will be eligible for vote by registered users.

How the Contest Works

Participants simply enter their email address or Twitter account at and can then begin posting any stories related to assisting customers who have had problems with software, computers or peripherals. Some examples are:

  • My computer screen shows Error 507 but I don't think I've made that many mistakes.
  • Do I have to buy stamps to send email?
  • I have entered asterisk, dot, asterisk, but nothing happens... Wait, does asterisk end with a k or a c?
  • The cup holder on my PC is broken... What should I do?

All stories posted on the website or sent via Twitter will appear publicly at and can be voted on. Participants will receive a link to their stories so that they can send them to their contacts and receive more votes through social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and more. 

IT professionals are often faced with a wide range of issues that range from very simple to highly complex. To help resolve and even prevent these problems, Panda Security offers participants the new Panda Cloud Systems Management, a remote management and monitoring solution designed to manage, monitor and support all types of IT devices. Panda Cloud Systems Management lets administrators manage all their IT resources simply and remotely, reducing costs and anticipating problems before they occur. All contest participants and users who vote for their favorite story will receive a free product trial.

For more information about Panda Cloud Systems Management, please visit  and

About Panda Security

Founded in 1990, Panda Security is the world's leading provider of cloud-based security solutions, with products available in more than 23 languages and millions of users located in 195 countries around the World. Panda Security was the first IT security company to harness the power of cloud computing with its Collective Intelligence technology. This innovative security model can automatically analyze and classify thousands of new malware samples every day, guaranteeing corporate customers and home users the most effective protection against Internet threats with minimum impact on system performance. Panda Security has 56 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in Florida and European headquarters in Spain.

Panda Security collaborates with Special Olympics, WWF and Invest for Children as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy.

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