Leading analyst firm reports EMC as #1 content management software leader

Ranked #1 in Market Share According to Independent Research Report; Findings Demonstrate Strengths of the EMC Documentum Enterprise Content Management Platform

HOPKINTON, Mass., Aug. 3, 2006 -- In a report released this month by market research firm IDC, EMC Corporation, the world leader in information management and storage, was ranked as the number one content management software vendor based on software market revenue for 2005.

In the report titled "Worldwide Content Management Software 2005 Vendor Shares (July 2006, IDC #202317)," IDC noted that EMC provides all of the key capabilities of a complete content management suite -- from the management of documents, to Web content, digital assets, images and records. In addition, it has recently begun to expand into other areas including enterprise reports management, information rights management and business process management through organic development and a string of strategic acquisitions.

According to the report, "EMC's competitive position in the content management market can only be enhanced as it exploits the myriad opportunities before it to deliver integrated information management solutions that leverage its strengths not just in content management but in archival and storage management, e-mail management and application management. We are already seeing the first of new products that will forge tighter links between content management and archival."

"The need to respond quickly to changing regulatory and business requirements while keeping costs down has fueled demand for content management capabilities that address more than just documents," said Dave DeWalt, President, EMC Software Group. "Our customers want more value out of their content -- they want to be able to archive, search, classify, process, secure, retain and a lot more. Today's announcement clearly demonstrates the strength of the EMC Documentum enterprise content management platform and EMC's ability to respond to changing customer demand and continued commitment in delivering to customers best-of-breed solutions for a wide range of needs."

"Part of EMC's success can also be attributed to its large partner ecosystem that gives it the scale and breadth of a comprehensive content management platform," said Melissa Webster, program director at IDC. "As the content management market stratifies in coming years -- content management- like services provided by the major systems vendors and enterprise content management solutions and applications provided by the independent content management vendors -- EMC seems well-positioned to straddle both camps."

Building on its 2005 success, excluding the impact of Captiva, EMC's content management software license revenues grew 30% in the second quarter of 2006. Also during the quarter, EMC Documentum eRoom and Documentum Business Process Management software each received the coveted AIIM E-DOC Magazine AIIM 2006 Best of Show Award for exceptional quality and significant ROI potential for customers.

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