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125 Facts You Should Know About EMC

EMC was founded in 1979 by Richard Egan and Roger Marino, the "E" and the "M" behind the acronym.

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EMC currently employs approximately 40,000 people worldwide.

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More than 40 percent of that workforce resides outside the U.S.

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2008 was the high-water mark in EMC’s revenue history–the company pulled in $14.9 billion that year and it was the sixth year in a row that it achieved double digit revenue growth.

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In 2009 EMC brought in $14.0 billion.

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During third quarter of 2010, consolidated revenue equaled $4.21 billion, an increase of 20% year-over-year.

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2003 was a landmark year in EMC growth through acquisition when the company acquired Documentum for $1.7 billion and VMware for $625 billion.

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Over the past four years EMC has acquired and integrated more than 40 growth-oriented software and services companies.

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EMC’s acquisition of RSA Security in 2006 for just under $2.1 billion reaffirmed its commitment to data security during the information lifecycle and to its strategy of acquisitive growth.

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This year has been another big year for EMC acquisitions, with the pick-up of data warehouse software company for a rumored $300 million and just recently of NAS vendor Isilon for $2.25 billion.

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The company maintains over two dozen major product lines and brands within the IT world.

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EMC has well over 500 channel partners in the US market.

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This month EMC executives told its channel that it hopes to build out its SMB unit into a billion dollar per year business by 2012 via a 100 percent channel strategy.

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Channel Insider awarded EMC’s North American channel chief, Gregg Amubulos, with the Americas Channel Executive Award in the 2009 Bull’s Eye Awards

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This month Ambulos took over the reigns as the vice president of worldwide global channel operations, an added responsibility on top of his duties as vice president of Americas sales channels.

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EMC this month announced that it is updating its EMC Velocity Solution Provider program to refocus tiered structure on specialization through training on its various product lines versus strictly sales volumes.

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EMC is asking partners to invest in training and specializing in one or more of the four core areas it has devised for the updated Velocity: Consolidate, Advanced Consolidate, Backup and Recovery, and Governance and Archive.

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Partners in the new Affiliate Elite tier have the opportunity to increase margins by becoming trained and certified to deliver their own branded value-added services on EMC technology.

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The Premier and Signature tiers will now be directly linked to the new Velocity Specialties to provide rewards and support to those who increase their investments in EMC to further differentiate themselves.

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The Premier tier provides incremental business benefits to those who have achieved one Velocity Specialty.

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Partners can qualify for the top Signature tier by achieving multiple Velocity Specialties.

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The company will integrate Data Domain into Velocity in January 2011 and RSA security solutions in July 2011.

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In October EMC poached Prasad Rampalli from Intel after 27 years with that company. He’s serving EMC as Senior Vice President of Global Solutions.

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EMC executives reported this fall that the company is working on mending fences with Dell after fallout from Dell’s bidding war for EMC rival 3Par created some friction.

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This improved relationship is evidenced by the release of the EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance, an integrated data warehouse system that leverages the newly acquired Greenplum massively parallel processing architecture and utilizes Dell hardware.