LISBON, Portugal, Momentum Europe 2010 - October 27, 2010 -
Top executives from EMC Corporation outlined a vision for a next-generation platform for information intelligence that will transform the way organizations manage, govern and leverage their information in the future.
In his keynote address at Momentum Europe 2010, Mark Lewis, Chief Strategy Officer of EMC's Information Infrastructure Products Business, addressed the challenges IT faces resulting from exploding information growth, increasing regulation and the rise of the new end-user. He called on IT leaders and practitioners to take advantage of emerging technology trends in cloud computing, new mediums of user interaction and dynamic application services that will further help IT transform the way it serves the needs of the business.
"The world is moving to the cloud, embracing the mobile Internet and generating social content at a breakneck pace," said Lewis. "In order to adapt to these changes, IT departments will need to materially transform themselves to accommodate choice computing and to support governance on-premise and in the cloud. This will require IT to embrace and leverage new technologies and focus on enabling strategic business capabilities to drive transformation."
Lewis discussed what the new information management technology stack needs to look like to meet changing business requirements. He sees the new stack as consisting of three layers—a next-generation user interface framework, a composite application services layer and cloud-based information infrastructure—focused on the following:
During the afternoon keynote session, Rick Devenuti, President of EMC® Information Intelligence Group, and Jeetu Patel, Chief Technology Officer of EMC Information Intelligence Group, jointly presented the strategy to deliver an information intelligence platform. Devenuti and Patel described the information intelligence platform to provide a complete breadth of functionality across the entire information management lifecycle, a fully-integrated case management engine and composition tool to allow for rapid development, testing and deployment of process-based applications and enable full governance and compliance management.
"For more than 20 years, EMC has had a deep history and strong reputation in solving our customers' information management challenges from offering one of the market's first platforms for case management solutions to delivering a holistic approach to information governance," said Devenuti. "We plan to continue that history by leveraging cloud computing to make information more intelligent, accessible and available while providing an even higher level of compliance and governance for information."
"Our ultimate goal is to help IT serve their business by enabling capabilities that drive transformation," said Patel. "We believe that with this new information intelligence platform, we can support new technology paradigms like the cloud and ensure lower risk through governance while providing the best user experience regardless of where, when and how they want to access their information and applications."
EMC also demonstrated Documentum® xPlore, Documentum's new search engine. xPlore combines the high performance of EMC xDB with the innovative and trusted search capabilities of Apache Lucene providing comprehensive, enterprise-ready search capabilities for content and case management solutions.
Momentum Europe, which was held October 25-28, 2010, at the Lisbon Congress Centre in Lisbon, Portugal, is the industry's largest gathering of customers, partners and industry experts in enterprise content management and information governance outside of the Americas. This year, EMC will be offering Virtual Momentum for the first time. Virtual Momentum extends the conference experience to anyone around the world who cannot attend the conference in person. Virtual attendees will receive access to almost all of the same content presented at Momentum Europe including keynote and break-out sessions, customer and partner presentations as well as booth exhibits. Virtual Momentum is offered at a low cost to allow as many people as interested to participate, and to allow corporations to send many more of their employees to the extended event. To register for Virtual Momentum, please go to http://events.unisfair.com/index.jsp?eid=610&seid=31. For more information about Momentum Europe 2010 and Virtual Momentum, please visit www.momentumeurope.com or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.
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