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EMC Named a "Rising Star" By the Global Technology Distribution Council

Thursday, September 13, 2012

EMC Named a "Rising Star" By the Global Technology Distribution Council08:15 EDT Thursday, September 13, 2012Seventh-annual U.S. Awards Spotlight How Strong Distribution Partnerships Optimize Sales and Market ReachHOPKINTON, Mass., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --News Summary:EMC has received one of the technology industry's most prestigious honors ? a U.S. "Rising Star" award presented by the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC). EMC was awarded the GTDC U.S. Gold Rising Star in the category for hardware revenue of $500 million or more.  The GTDC Rising Star awards recognize tech companies for exceptional regional sales growth over the past year through their Distribution Partners. Full Story:EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced that it has received one of the technology industry's most prestigious honors ? a U.S. "Rising Star" award presented by the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC). EMC® was awarded the organization's U.S. Gold Rising Star in the category for hardware revenue of $500 million or more. The GTDC Rising Star awards recognize tech companies for exceptional regional sales growth over the past year through their Distribution Partners. GTDC members are the world's most successful technology Distributors, driving more than $100 billion in product sales across the globe. EMC was among only 12 overall U.S. winners chosen from hundreds of hardware and software vendors who rely on Distributors to meet the product and service requirements of technology solution providers nationwide. The GTDC's 7th U.S. Rising Star awards were presented on September 12 in Newport Beach, Calif., at the annual dinner event kicking off the organization's two-day Vendor Summit conference at the Fairmont Hotel. The GTDC's U.S. Gold, Silver and Bronze Rising Star winners were selected based on year-over-year sales growth rates within the NPD Group's Distributor Track®. Available by subscription, the Distributor Track aggregates actual Distributor sell-through data to facilitate insight into tech channel sales and pricing trends. Available by subscription, the Distributor Track aggregates actual Distributor sell-through data to facilitate insight into tech channel sales and pricing trends. GTDC Quote:Tim Curran, CEO of GTDC"EMC's Rising Star GTDC achievement validates the company's commitment to strengthening its relationship with Distributors and their Partners by delivering new programs and products that address important customer requirements." EMC Executive Quote:Leonard Iventosch, Vice President, Americas Channel Sales, EMC Corporation"Distribution is one of the most important parts of a successful Partner program.  EMC is heavily investing in the Channel to provide the most Partner-friendly experience in the industry and is working ever more closely with our Velocity? Distributors to help them deliver more value-add to their network of resellers. We're honored to be recognized by GTDC, and believe we have the right products and go-to-market strategy to drive even more business with our Distributors."Rising Star Awards Methodology Sales results for U.S. Rising Star award winners are based on regional sales growth over the past year, as reported by industry research organization The NPD Group using its Distributor Track® service. Available by subscription, the Distributor Track aggregates actual Distributor sell-through data to enable sharp insight into channel sales and pricing trends with the ability to drill down into specific product subcategories, including detailed attributes based on specific areas of interest. To be eligible for a Rising Star award, companies are required to have sold corresponding products through technology Distributors for a minimum of one year. About The NPD Group, Inc. The NPD Group is the leading provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries. Today, more than 2,000 manufacturers, retailers, and service companies rely on NPD to help them drive critical business decisions at the global, national, and local market levels. NPD helps our clients to identify new business opportunities and guide product development, marketing, sales, merchandising, and other functions. Information is available for the following industry sectors: automotive, beauty, entertainment, fashion, food, home and office, sports, technology, toys, video games, and wireless. For more information, contact us or visit npd.com and http://www.npdgroupblog.com. Follow us on Twitter: @npdtech and @npdgroup.About The Global Technology Distribution Council The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) is a worldwide industry association dedicated to defining and promoting the role of wholesale distribution in a successful and healthy information technology channel. The Council is comprised of the computer industry's top wholesale Distributors dedicated to serving "the channel," a network of skilled value-added resellers and retail stores focused on providing hardware, software, and services to businesses and consumers around the globe. GTDC members include AB S.A, ABC Data, ALSO-Actebis, DCC SerCom, Arrow Electronics, Avnet, Brightstar, Computer Gross Italia, Computerlinks, Copaco N.V., D&H, Esprinet, Ingram Micro, Intcomex, Magirus AG, Officer Distribuidora, Redington, SiS Technologies, ScanSource, SYNNEX, Tech Data, 20:20 Mobile Group, Westcoast LTD and Westcon. Additional Resources Learn more about partnering with EMC Follow @EMCChannel and join the #EMC conversation on Twitter Connect with EMC via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and ECN About EMCEMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset ? information ? in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.EMC and Velocity are registered trademark of EMC Corporation and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word "partner" does not imply a legal partnership relationship with EMC or any other company.This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws.  Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (v) component and product quality and availability; (vi) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.'s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (vii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (viii) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (ix) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (x) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; (xii) threats and other disruptions to our secure data centers or networks; (xiii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (xiv) war or acts of terrorism; and (xv) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release. SOURCE EMC CorporationFor further information: Hadley Weinzierl, EMC Corporation, +1-508-293-7642, hadley.weinzierl@emc.com or Lynette Bohanan, CommCentric Solutions Inc., +1-813-727-0196, lbohanan@commcentric.com