Storage company EMC has launched a new set of products aimed at small and mid-sized companies, a segment of the market seen to grow in terms of IT requirements this year. EMC's packages for SMBs range from $US15,000 to $50,000. With information requirements growing, smaller companies are likely to add more servers or purchase more tape to delay upgrades. EMC's latest packages centre on key business tasks for growing companies, which the company describes as the "A to E of storage": archive and compliance, backup and recovery, consolidation, disaster recovery, and exchange migration and recovery. All packages are bundled with EMC Clariion CX networked storage systems and various software offerings, including network backup software, EmailXtender e-mail archiving software, MirrorView remote replication software, ApplicationXtender fixed content management software, and VMware server virtualization software.