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EMC Outlines Comprehensive Information Archiving Strategy at Momentum 2005

Captiva and Acartus Acquisitions Complement Strategy to Deliver Common Archiving for All Information

LAS VEGAS (MOMENTUM ’05)-Tuesday, October 25, 2005

EMC Corporation, the world leader in information management and storage, today outlined its strategy to enable customers, for the first time, to benefit from a holistic set of archiving policies and access tools for all information, regardless of origin, type or location—thus facilitating significant cost savings, faster response times, reduced risk and better decision making.

Momentum 2005 is the year’s largest gathering of key EMC Documentum business partners and customers. More than 2,500 people are attending this year’s conference—the largest Momentum crowd ever assembled.

During the opening keynote address, Dave DeWalt, President of EMC Software, said, “Our customers are beginning to recognize information archiving and retention as an essential element of their business processes. The explosion in information growth requires robust archive solutions not only to free up primary storage, but also to arm companies with tools to quickly access archived information such as files, images, documents, records, reports, forms, databases and specific enterprise application information.”

“Today, much of this information is archived in separate, disconnected systems,” DeWalt continued. “The negative business impact of not efficiently and accurately managing, retaining, securing and retrieving this information is measurable. For example, a company’s ability to respond in short order to legal inquiries depends largely on its underlying archive and retrieval systems. For this reason, EMC has embarked on a strategy to eliminate the complexity of disconnected archiving silos.”

In discussing how EMC will deliver on this strategy, DeWalt also discussed EMC’s recent acquisition of privately held Acartus. Acartus, based in Fort Collins, Colorado, represents a strategic technology for enterprise report management (ERM) and serves as a key element of EMC’s common information archiving strategy.

Acartus software enables customers to capture, manage, distribute and archive large volumes of computer-generated output, such as daily ERP system reports, invoices, statements, billings, transactional summaries and general ledger balance journals. This class of enterprise information drives large-scale archiving requirements. Acartus delivers report management technology that is integrated with the EMC Documentum software and EMC Centera content-addressed storage platforms.

Last week, EMC and Captiva Software Corporation announced a definitive agreement for EMC to acquire Captiva.

“Much like Captiva does for paper-based information, Acartus extends our capability to address the archiving needs of reports, print streams, statements, bills and other forms of electronic fixed content, which comprise a large portion of all unstructured information,” said DeWalt. “With the growing convergence of enterprise report management and enterprise content management, and the key role Acartus software will play in our future direction, the time was right to advance this partnership to the next level.”

With complementary products from Acartus and Captiva, as well as the newly released EMC Archive Services for SAP and the wide range of other EMC archiving-related products such as the EMC Centera content addressed storage (CAS) systems, EMC is unique in its ability to deliver comprehensive archiving for all forms of information.

EMC Documentum Momentum User Conference

Taking place Oct. 24-27, 2005, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, this year’s Momentum conference features a comprehensive agenda packed with more than 170 breakout sessions, in-depth technical presentations, product demonstrations, partner discussions, Ask-the-Experts sessions and Fundamentals courses.

Momentum 2005 is the industry’s largest gathering of key EMC Documentum business partners, including top-level EMC Documentum sponsors Adobe, Accenture, AdLib, Arbortext, BEA, BearingPoint, Burntsand, CYA Technologies, FCG, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard, IBM, iMany and Kofax. These vendors will be demonstrating how their products and technologies complement and extend the Documentum ECM platform.

In addition, Documentum customers including ABN AMRO, The Home Depot, Amgen, Bechtel, Chevron, Ford Motor Company, Harley-Davidson, Qualcomm and the University of Southern California will lead sessions that describe and demonstrate the value of their Documentum ECM deployments.

This year’s event also highlights the first “EMC Designed for Documentum 2005 Offering of the Year Award,” which recognizes the partner with the best Designed for Documentum-accredited offering built on the Documentum ECM platform. EMC presented this award to McLaren Software, a recognized Documentum ISV (independent software vendor), VAR (value added reseller) and leader in out-of-the-box content-based applications for engineering markets. After a careful evaluation of more than 50 accredited offerings, McLaren’s Enterprise Engineer suite of document management applications, which is based on the Documentum platform, was awarded for having the highest platform utilization and revenue contribution.

About EMC

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