Documentum eRoom Wins Network World's 'Best of the Tests' Award

PLEASANTON, Calif., March 9, 2004 -- Documentum, the leading provider of enterprise content management (ECM), today announced that Documentum eRoom, a highly flexible collaborative environment, won Network World's 2003 Best of the Tests Award for Messaging and Collaboration. Network World is a leading media company that conducts objective, authoritative tests of enterprise network products.

Documentum eRoom was selected from among a number of collaboration and messaging products tested by the Network World Lab Alliance, a group of the most qualified industry experts, network integrators and universities that set methodology, conduct testing and produce the articles. Each product was subjected to rigorous, hands-on testing, and winners were chosen based on performance, management capabilities, ease-of-use and unique features.

"Documentum eRoom is easy to install and configure, has a very intuitive and easy-to-use interface, and can be adapted to meet the needs of virtually any collaborative effort," wrote Christine Perey, president, Perey Research & Consulting and Network World Lab Alliance member who tested this product. "We were impressed with how Documentum eRoom set up its workspaces and the flexibility of its user and access control - how it lets users decide who can edit a certain tool, who gets read-only access and who is banned altogether. The Documentum eRoom approach to polling - where every item or discussion can be used to launch a user poll - was also impressive, easy to implement and very democratic."

"We are honored by Network World's recognition of Documentum eRoom as both a Best of the Tests winner and Blue Ribbon Award winner in July 2003," said David Milam, chief marketing officer for the Documentum software division of EMC. "Network World is known for its thorough product testing, and these awards validate the combination of ease-of-use, flexibility and functionality that eRoom offers and that customers rave about."

About Network World's 2003 Best of the Tests Awards

The 2003 "Best of the Tests" Awards have been handed out by Network World to 14 products in 13 enterprise networking categories that registered the top performance spots in its hands-on testing program in the past year. In all, Network World tested and reported on a total of 240 enterprise products in that time frame.

Network World's Signature Series Best Products Issue, published in February 2004, highlights the best new products, services and practices in networking and the best new ideas on buying, building and managing networks. More information on the Best Products can be found at

About Network World

Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers Network IT Executives through education, information and community. Network World, an IDG company, is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online community, Network World Fusion ( ), and produces educational seminars and events worldwide. Network World's portfolio of strategic marketing programs provides marketing and agency professionals with the tools to generate high-quality leads, optimize marketing campaigns, and create new revenue opportunities.

About Documentum

Documentum, a division of EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), provides enterprise content management (ECM) solutions that enable organizations to unite teams, content and associated business processes. Documentum's integrated set of content, compliance and collaboration solutions support the way people work, from initial discussion and planning through design, production, marketing, sales, service and corporate administration. With a single platform, Documentum enables people to collaboratively create, manage, deliver and archive the content that drives business operations, from documents and discussions to email, Web pages, records and rich media. The Documentum platform makes it possible for companies to distribute all of this content in multiple languages, across internal and external systems, applications and user communities. As a result, Documentum's customers, which include thousands of the world's most successful organizations, harness corporate knowledge, accelerate time to market, increase customer satisfaction, enhance supply chain efficiencies and reduce operating costs, improving their overall competitive advantage. For more information, visit Documentum on the Web at

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