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EMC Expands Services And Solutions For Microsoft Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse And SQL Server

HOPKINTON, Mass., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) , the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced expanded services and solutions for Microsoft Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse and Mission-Critical SQL Server environments. The new offerings demonstrate EMC's commitment to helping organizations fully leverage their information for better insight, decision making and competitive advantage.

"The performance and stability of applications -- whether line of business, transactional or business intelligence -- hinges in part on the smooth integration between the information platform and information infrastructure on which it is deployed," said Tom Casey, general manager for SQL Server at Microsoft Corp. "The combination of Microsoft software with EMC services and solutions makes it more predictable and more cost effective for customers to deploy these technologies as a scalable information asset in their IT organizations."

New Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence and Contact Center Services and Solutions

New services and solutions from EMC provide customers with a more robust portfolio of offerings to enable relevant data insight and analysis, as well as increased efficiency managing and storing their enormous volumes of data. EMC Consulting helps organizations maximize the benefits of Microsoft SQL Server 2008, a scalable Business Intelligence (BI) platform, through expanded BI framework offerings, including pre-built data models to support Microsoft Fast Track data warehouse configurations. This powerful combination accelerates the time to information and analysis, while reducing costs, increasing productivity and reducing risk. EMC Consulting also announces the availability of additional services focused on delivering analytics and insight for infrastructure and storage management and contact center management.

  --  EMC Data Warehouse Services -- Enable organizations to create the most
      effective methods for collecting, consolidating, and organizing the
      business-critical data that is required for business intelligence and
      pervasive analytics. EMC consultants expand Microsoft Fast Track
      implementations using EMC's BI Accelerator Framework, which
      dramatically reduces development time and effort.  The Framework
      contains prebuilt and predesigned industry data models that present
      data to users in a way that is consistent with how they view their
      business, dramatically improving user adoption rates. EMC can
      configure databases for OLAP cubes that quickly provide answers to
      multi-dimensional analytical queries and eliminate wait time on report
      queries, enabling easy root cause analyses.
  --  EMC Business Intelligence for Infrastructure Service -- Improves
      decision making by providing real-time visibility into the
      infrastructure that runs the business.  It provides a business
      intelligence system that extends current IT reporting and analysis
      systems by providing clients with the ability to perform key
      performance indicator (KPI)-based reporting, analytics, and alerting
      of storage, database, operating system and networking metrics.  Using
      Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft PerformancePoint Server, EMC
      consultants integrate these metrics and analyze performance and
      capacity data over time, incorporating KPI-based trend analysis and
      forecasting capabilities to measure data collected against business
      goals.   --  EMC Contact Center Services and Solutions -- Provide a holistic view
      of contact management operations by helping organizations to clarify
      their contact center strategy and business goals and then deploy a
      roadmap to realize these goals.  Benefits include optimized contact
      center performance and process improvement, real-time visibility and
      improved decision making, and increased productivity.
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