• Press Release

    July 17, 2012

    EMC Recognized as Microsoft s 2012 Search Partner of the Year

    EMC Demonstrates Excellence in Innovation & Implementation With Microsoft Technologies

    Story Highlights

    • EMC has been honored as Microsoft's Search Partner of the Year
    • The Microsoft Partner awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional, robust solutions and services expertise based on Microsoft technology during the past year
    • The award was presented to EMC for its consulting services designed to help customers develop strategies and build applications using Microsoft FAST Search Server
    • EMC architected and implemented a successful enterprise custom search system for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to search legacy content management and Microsoft SharePoint systems that enables users easy access to disparate data sources
    • Early evidence suggests a marked improvement in IMF staff satisfaction with their ability to locate important materials for their work

    HOPKINTON, Mass - July 17, 2012 -

    EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced that it has been selected as the 2012 Microsoft Search Partner of the Year. The award recognizes the global partner that excels in delivering robust solutions and services that effectively and efficiently support complex searches in Big Data and other environments across desktops, mobile devices and the Internet. The award specifically honors EMC for its EMC Consulting portfolio of search services that help customers identify content sources, define user personas, capture business and technical requirements, design architectures, and implement technologies. According to a recent McKinsey & Company report, "The Impact of Internet Technologies: Search Report," July 2011, the productivity benefits of a well designed and implemented search solution are significant and can save time and enhance ROI by 17 times. 1

    For more than a decade EMC and Microsoft have helped customers to efficiently and securely scale their solutions and applications.

    The award follows closely on the heels of another significant industry acknowledgement of EMC's leadership in helping Microsoft customers excel and transform their IT and, ultimately, their businesses. In the recent bi-annual global update published by leading industry analyst firm, IDC2, in their Storage User Demand Survey (SUDS) report, EMC is named as the #1 choice for mission critical applications for Microsoft SharePoint®, Microsoft Exchange®, Business Intelligence Analytics, Oracle Applications, SAP, Home Directory, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) & Virtual Server as ranked by customers in an extensive study. Results show that more customers choose EMC storage for deployments of Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Exchange for their mission critical applications than any other vendor in the first half of 2011.

    The Service Offering

    The award-winning EMC Consulting services include:

    • Discovery – Identify content sources, define user personas, and capture business and technical requirements
    • Definition – Design the user experience, infrastructure, and application architecture for Microsoft FAST Search Server for SharePoint
    • Delivery – Install and configure Microsoft FAST Search Server for SharePoint and integrate it with Microsoft SharePoint, domain security as well as work in partnership with third party companies to crawl external content sources and integrate with auto categorization applications

    More detail about EMC consulting services can be found at www.emc.com/collateral/software/service-overview/h9550-enterprise-search-fast-track-svo.htm

    This comprehensive approach to deployment has yielded transformational results for clients, one of which is the IMF.

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is a global finance organization with 187 member countries, employing over 3,000 people, the majority of whom work at its Washington, D.C. headquarters. The IMF had vital information spread across its intranet making it very difficult, time consuming, and costly for staff to find relevant information necessary for them to perform their jobs. Productivity was impacted and decisions weren't always based on the full scope of information.

    The solution designed by EMC Consulting for IMF provides the ability to handle large indexes, various source types, and quickly return results. An easy to use interface customized by user type delivers the right information to the right user. As a result of this solution, IMF employees can perform a single search across multiple repositories and find the documents they need among millions that are stored there.

    EMC, as a leading information infrastructure provider for Microsoft applications, provides customers running Microsoft applications with the availability, protection, and automation needed to gain competitive advantage. EMC's portfolio of Proven Solutions for Microsoft FAST Search Server document best practices and technical guidance for deploying enterprise scale Microsoft SharePoint collaborations environments. The EMC Performance Optimization For Microsoft FAST Search Server for SharePoint helps customers address requirements for accelerated search and query, data protection, and rapid recovery.


    Microsoft Executive Quote:

    Kirk Koenigsbauer, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Office Division, Microsoft Corporation

    "EMC Consulting continues to be successful in providing enterprise search solutions that meet real business needs. Because of their track record, we are pleased to name EMC Consulting, the Microsoft Search Partner of the Year."

    EMC Executive Quote:

    Dave Cox, Vice President, Consulting, EMC Corporation

    "We believe our customers have been able to speed the time-to-value from their investments in Microsoft and EMC technology due to the combination of proven technical skills with deep industry expertise that EMC Consulting provides. We can help customers quickly deploy comprehensive search solutions that enable them to accelerate deployments, improve their customers' experience, and make it easier for employees to find the information they need to be more productive."

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