Acquiring Dominance: EMC's Rise to Power

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    Jessica Davis

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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.
This article was originally published on 2009-09-11
Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com