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EMC Honored as 2008 Microsoft Partner of the Year for Business Process and Integration Solutions

HOPKINTON, Mass., June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced it has won the 2008 Microsoft Partner of the Year award for Business Process and Integration Solutions. The company was chosen out of an international field of top Microsoft partners for delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology.

HOPKINTON, Mass., June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced it has won the 2008 Microsoft Partner of the Year award for Business Process and Integration Solutions. The company was chosen out of an international field of top Microsoft partners for delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology.

Awards were presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 entrants worldwide. EMC was recognized for superior technology and innovation in Business Process and Integration Solutions. This award is intended for system integrators, solution and service providers, and software developers that concentrate on service oriented architectures (SOA), enterprise application integration (EAI), business-to-business (B2B) application integration, business process management (BPM), and adapter development using Microsoft BizTalk Server.

EMC Global Services winning Microsoft implementation was for its work with A-dec, one of the world's largest dental equipment manufacturers, with a global network of authorized dealers and customers in more than 100 countries. EMC consultants created a state-of-the-art Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) environment for A-dec, using the advanced integration, process management, business intelligence and dashboarding capabilities of Microsoft offerings. The new system is helping A-dec improve quality and customer service, and increase sales. It is enabling A-dec to speed sales quote processing, automate the creation and delivery of its customized dental cabinetry line of products, and create a SOA platform for future integration initiatives. The system's enhanced operational efficiency has enabled A-dec to cut proposal processing time from days to hours.

"For A-dec, the benefit of working with EMC Global Services was their very pragmatic, proven approach to bringing in Microsoft's technology, using best practices, and showing value very quickly," said Ralph Osburn, Technology Manager, A-dec. "EMC consultants helped us ensure the success of our BizTalk-based solution, and our overall architectural direction, by working with us as a true partner-giving us guidance, helping us realize value every step of the way, and providing us a solution that is a template for our future development."

"We are excited that EMC helps customers through innovative, easily customized Service-Oriented Architecture environments using Microsoft technologies," said Robert Deshaies, Vice President, U.S. Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft is pleased to see EMC demonstrate the right technology combination to help customers focus financial resources on developing highly competitive offerings."

"EMC consultants' proven Microsoft deployment experience speeds implementation, lowers costs, and minimizes risks for customers," said John Hollinger, Vice President, EMC Global Services. "This award marks the 16th time EMC Global Services has been recognized with a Microsoft Partner of the Year Award, which validates the in-depth Microsoft expertise and insight our consultants bring to customers to help them achieve outstanding results."

EMC is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with eight competencies; a Global Systems Integrator; Global Alliance Partner; and Worldwide ISV. The Microsoft-certified consultants within EMC Global Services provide end-to-end capabilities to address the full spectrum of customer needs for Microsoft enterprise solutions: strategize, advise, architect, implement, manage, and support. EMC Global Services provides the strategic guidance and technology expertise organizations need to address their business and information infrastructure challenges and derive the maximum value from their information assets and investments.

The Microsoft Partner Program Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the last year.

About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.

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