• Press Release

    March 30, 2009

    FICO Dramatically Improves Datacenter Performance While Increasing Energy Efficiency

    FICO Dramatically Improves Datacenter Performance While Increasing Energy Efficiency

    HOPKINTON, Mass. - March 30, 2009 -

    EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that FICO™ (NYSE: FIC) is working with EMC and affiliated companies to consolidate its information infrastructure, with the goals of increasing the performance, reliability and security of its datacenter, and dramatically reducing its operating costs and energy consumption.

    The leading provider of analytics and decision management technology, FICO's datacenter is among the most sophisticated in the world.

    "Like many companies, we're facing the competing goals of increasing IT performance, operational efficiency and security while decreasing our impact on the environment," said Christopher Rence, Chief Information and Business Transformation Officer for FICO. "We found that EMC, VMware and RSA understood these challenges and had both the technology and the know-how to help us achieve our objectives."

    To consolidate its IT environment to four global locations from 24, FICO replaced 30 storage arrays with two EMC Symmetrix® networked storage systems and exchanged approximately 2,500 servers for VMware's virtual infrastructure technologies.

    FICO then worked with EMC Global Services to tier its information infrastructure to meet specific performance, availability and capacity needs on its Symmetrix storage area network and EMC Celerra® networked attached storage systems. This allowed FICO to reduce its internal IT and energy costs while providing greater capacity for growth and maintaining a high level of performance.

    FICO also uses EMC ControlCenter® to generate utilization reports, and simplify and automate tasks such as the monitoring, planning and provisioning of large, complex physical and virtual infrastructures. Finally, to provide the highest level of service and customer protection, and to comply with the PCI Data Security Standard, FICO turned to RSA, the Security Division of EMC. FICO uses RSA SecurID® two-factor authentication system for identity assurance, RSA® Access Manager software for secure single sign on and the RSA enVision® platform to control and monitor access to cardholder data and systems while easing the process of demonstrating compliance.

    "We depend on EMC's services and experience as we transform our information infrastructure," said Mark Hokanson, Director of Business Systems Analysis at FICO. "EMC helped us to maintain a commitment to information management and security standards while dramatically improving our IT performance and reducing our carbon footprint."

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