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EMC Widens Lead For 4th Consecutive Quarter As World’s #1 Storage Software Supplier

  • 14 December, 2004 10:49

<p>SYDNEY, Australia – 14 December, 2004 -- EMC Corporation, the world leader in information storage and management, extended its worldwide storage software lead again in the third quarter of 2004 to 31.8 per cent revenue share, according to a new report released today by IDC [a]. On a year-on-year basis, EMC expanded its revenue share lead over the next-largest storage software supplier for the fourth consecutive quarter. EMC widened the gap to more than 10 share points as organisations implemented EMC software to advance their information lifecycle management (ILM) strategies.</p>
<p>Howard Elias, EMC’s executive vice president of Corporate Marketing and Office of Technology, said, “The latest IDC report is clear indication that EMC’s commitment to open software and integrated solutions is leading to increasingly wider acceptance of EMC software in the market, across all segments. EMC software is bringing information lifecycle management to life for customers across the globe, helping them align and optimise their information to save money, mitigate risk and drive value back to the business.”</p>
<p>About EMC</p>
<p>EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information storage and management that help organisations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.</p>
<p>-ENDS-</p>
<p>EMC is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>[a] Source: IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker Q3 2004; Referenced EMC figures are based on year-over-year comparisons and reflect the combined results of EMC and LEGATO.</p>
<p>This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the federal securities laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) risks associated with acquisitions and investments, including the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies associated with the acquisitions of LEGATO Systems, Inc., Documentum, Inc. and VMware, Inc.; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures; (v) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (vi) component quality and availability; (vii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (viii) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (ix) war or acts of terrorism; (x) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xii) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release</p>
<p>For further information, please contact:</p>
<p>Emma Rogers
Corporate Communications Manager
EMC Australia and New Zealand
Tel: +61 2 9925 7942 /+61 0408 238 309
Email: Rogers_Emma@emc.com</p>
<p>Marty Filipowski
Spectrum Communications
Tel: +61 2 9954 3299
Email: martyf@spectrumcomms.com.au</p>

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