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EMC Announces Significant Ehancements To Enterprise Collaborative Environment

  • 16 August, 2005 16:02

<p>New Features Accelerate Team Communication and Improve Management Visibility Across Multiple Project Workspaces</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia, Aug. 16, 2005 – EMC Corporation, the world leader in information storage and management, today announced significant upgrades to its award-winning collaboration offering - EMC Documentum eRoom Enterprise. New features in version 7.3 improve business process efficiencies and enable organisations to make better decisions in a timely manner.</p>
<p>Documentum eRoom Enterprise 7.3 allows teams to easily model their critical business processes within an easy-to-use environment and eliminates barriers involved with building dynamic, team-based applications. It is the first major offering that provides automated “dashboard” capabilities for increased visibility across multiple active project workspaces. It also leverages the EMC Documentum enterprise content management (ECM) platform, the world’s first major platform based on a unified architecture, to ensure that content generated adheres to compliance controls and can be seamlessly shared with other Documentum applications.</p>
<p>“We currently have approximately 1700 eRooms that manage large programs such as our internal Global Portal Implementation and assist our scientists in sharing knowledge about new medicines in development. With over 64,000 employees worldwide, it is challenging to successfully manage team communication and coordination across different departments on critical projects,” said Steve Taylor, Global Information Development at AstraZeneca. “EMC has consistently delivered collaboration solutions that meet the needs of our business and we expect Documentum eRoom Enterprise 7.3 will make team collaboration even simpler and more effective.”</p>
<p>New features in EMC Documentum eRoom Enterprise 7.3 include:</p>
<p>The combination of these new features allows organisations to become more agile in managing their collaborative business processes and speeds the completion of business-critical projects.</p>
<p>New Dashboard capabilities enhance project status visibility, enabling users to gain greater oversight into multiple projects, events and tasks.
Instant Messaging (IM) integration enables heightened project awareness and integrated real-time communication through instant messaging for facilitating faster time-to-decisions. Users can leverage their existing IM infrastructure to quickly resolve critical project issues and meet delivery deadlines.</p>
<p>Enhanced content server integration delivers improved team efficiencies. Content created or changed in the EMC Documentum Content Server can be automatically synchronised in a new Linked Folder that notifies project teams of the new content. Version 7.3 also provides users convenient access to the EMC Documentum Enterprise Content Integration (ECI) Services where search queries can be easily formulated across all relevant information sources. Teams can then collaborate around the search results and jointly develop responses to business issues such as competitive threats, new discoveries, or new customer demands.</p>
<p>New security features provide selective access to data table records, offering customers more flexibility in configuring external access to data within extranet scenarios such as supplier management or client engagement.</p>
<p>“We are seeing a huge demand from our customers for collaboration solutions that are more integrated with a variety of content management technologies and that are more aligned with their organisations’ business processes,” said Whitney Tidmarsh, vice president, Content Management Marketing and Solutions, EMC Software Group. “As a technology leader, we have responded with a number of industry-first features in Documentum eRoom Enterprise 7.3 that truly deliver an enterprise collaborative environment.”</p>
<p>New Value-Added Software Support Services</p>
<p>EMC Documentum eRoom collaborative suite is also supported by EMC’s new value-added software support services. The new support services include: "Designated Support Engineer," providing a single, product-specific support engineer contact and priority case handling; "Onsite Support Engineer," augmenting the customer's IT staff with a dedicated, onsite, product-specific resource; and "Priority Onsite Support," delivering onsite technical support at the customer's discretion. These new support services help customers realise greater value from their information assets, optimise IT infrastructures and improve overall IT responsiveness to the business. For more information about the full suite of EMC software services (Consulting, Educations and Support) for the Documentum eRoom collaborative suite and other products, please visit .</p>
<p>EMC Documentum eRoom Enterprise 7.3 is immediately available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Korean. For more information, please visit</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</p>
<p>EMC and Documentum are registered trademarks of EMC Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</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; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (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 and product 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>Selena Adams
Marketing Communications Manager
+61 2 9925 7942
+61 0404 085 673</p>
<p>Marty Filipowski
Spectrum Communications
+61 2 9954 3299</p>
<p>Note to editors: A live online seminar unveiling Documentum Enterprise eRoom 7.3 will be hosted on Tuesday August 16. For registration information, please visit</p>

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