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EMC Achieves Compliance with Victorian Electronics Records Standard (VERS)

  • 20 January, 2005 11:29

<p>Awarded VERS Compliance Certification For Its Content Management Solutions</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia – 20 January, 2005 – EMC Corporation, the world leader in information storage and management, today announced that the EMC Documentum Enterprise Content Management platform and the EMC Documentum Records Manager have achieved compliance certification for the Victorian Electronic Records Standard (VERS) V2, specification 2, through its Documentum business. VERS is a new standard for classifying information through appropriate rules around retention, disposition and security of records. VERS is managed by the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV).</p>
<p>The VERS standard helps to ensure that products and solutions from technology vendors sold to the Victorian government provide capabilities to capture, manage and maintain the integrity of long-term digital records. The goal is long-term preservation of those records received by The Public Records of Victoria and deemed to have permanent value to Victoria. Compliance with VERS also demonstrates to the Victorian Government that certified solutions have market interoperability with other products that support VERS in the context of a digital or records environment.</p>
<p>As a result of the VERS evaluation process, the Documentum platform and Documentum Records Manager were recognised for strong capabilities in managing, controlling and archiving digital records and related content and processes throughout distributed enterprises.</p>
<p>PROV has a rigorous testing process based on case scenarios of capturing digital records to make sure vendors’ solutions comply. “Our goal is to have VERS adopted by as many vendors as possible, over a larger market for sustainability over time, so that in five or 10 years it will be ubiquitous in the market as a standard for digital records and archiving over the long-term,” said Howard Quenault, VERS manager at PROV.</p>
<p>Graham Pullen, managing director of Australia and New Zealand for EMC Software, Documentum, said the VERS compliance certification of the EMC content management solutions demonstrate that EMC can provide a unified approach to managing, archiving and retrieving vast amounts of content and digital records.</p>
<p>“EMC’s commitment to industry and government standards enables customers to deploy best-in-class solutions that ensure data integrity. We are pleased to achieve compliance with VERS, and look forward to continuing our relationship with the Victorian Government,” Pullen said.</p>
<p>About Public Record Office Victoria
Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) is the Victorian State archives authority. As part of the Department for Victorian Communities, PROV is set up under the Public Records Act 1973 to be responsible for the long-term disposition and care of all records produced or held by the State Government. These public records provide evidence of government actions past and present. PROV is responsible for issuing standards regulating the creation, maintenance and security of full and accurate public records; advising and assisting agencies in achieving compliance with issued standards; preserving public records of permanent value as the state archives; and ensuring that the archives are accessible to the government and people of Victoria. PROV assists other Victorian government agencies by issuing standards for managing public records. It identifies records worthy of preservation as the archives of the State and takes custody of those records when no longer required for current administrative purposes. Records managed by PROV date from the establishment in Victoria of permanent government services in 1836 and involve every arm of government including Cabinet, Treasury, the courts, schools municipal councils and Parliament.</p>
<p>About EMC</p>
<p>EMC Corporation 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>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
<p>Marty Filipowski
Spectrum Communications
Tel: +61 2 9954 3299
<p>Howard Quenault
VERS Program Director
Public Records Office Victoria
Office: + 61 3 9348 5711
Mobile : 0418 351 325
Email :</p>
<p>Karin Krueger
Managing Director
KDK Media
Office: + 61 2 9979 3718
Mobile: + 61 419 991 267

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