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The NWC Interview: EMC's Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis

EMC bolted past the $10 billion mark in 2006 and has been growing in the mid-teens on a percentage basis. Is information management as hot an area as those numbers would suggest?

Definitely. Information stored on electronic media has been growing 60 percent to 70 percent over the past decade. We've been able to grow because of the information needs that our customers have, as well as through taking share and moving into new markets.

Let's not overlook the part that acquisitions have played. You've bought 23 companies in the past three years.

We've biased our growth strategy toward acquisitions because we felt we needed to redefine our value proposition to customers. We believed that was done most effectively through acquisition.

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