Acquiring Dominance: EMC's Rise to Power
From its origins as a New York furniture reseller in 1979 to its rise to become one of the top IT vendors in the industry, starting with storage solutions and expanding to content management software, security and virtualization, EMC has built an empire through acquisitions and expanding its product lines. And the company, with its reseller origins, has established a solid reputation with the channel.How did this industry icon rise to reach such a pinnacle of success? Here are a few of the milestones along the road, and facts about EMC.
IT storage and infrastructure giant EMC wasn't always so big. Here's a quick look at how the industry juggernaut, which reported revenues of $14.9 billion in 2008, rose to power.