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

Share funny or utterly bizarre IT support requests for a chance to win the new iPad. Enter via or Twitter with the hashtag #PandaIT_SOS.

Bracknell, United Kingdom, September 21, 2012 --( Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced the release of Panda IT SOS, an international contest where participants can share all those hilarious or utterly bizarre moments that most IT professionals have all experienced when dealing with user problems. The prize, the new iPad, will be awarded to the story with the most votes on the website set up for the contest, which will run until October 31st.

Participation in the contest will be via or Twitter with the hashtag #PandaIT_SOS. All phrases and stories, even those submitted via Twitter, will be posted on the contest site and will be subject to voting by registered users. The story or phrase with the most votes at the time of closing will win the new Apple iPad.

How the Contest Works
The contest is very simple. Participants simply have to enter their email address or Twitter account at and post any funny or weird stories related to their work assisting users who are having problems with software, computers or peripherals. For example:
* 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?

* Where is the "Any" key?

* The cup holder on my PC is broken… What should I do?

All stories posted on the website or sent via Twitter will appear at and will be subject to voting by users. 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+, etc.

These hilarious, but true situations are part of the everyday lives of IT technicians, along with other not-so-fun incidents. To help IT professionals 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. All contest participants and users who vote for their favorite story will receive a free product trial.

Panda Cloud Systems Management lets administrators manage all their IT resources simply and remotely, reducing costs and anticipating problems before they occur.

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 61 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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