Press Release

EMC Offers Free Data Storage & Online Backup to 300 Top Students Across the Globe

EMC Information Honors Program Rewards Student Leaders Across More Than 300 Colleges and Universities Worldwide

HOPKINTON, Mass., August 27, 2009 - 

Celebrating three decades of helping individuals and organizations of all sizes transform how they compete, save money, reduce risk, and create value from their information, EMC Corporation today announced the formation of the EMC Information Honors program. The new program is designed to reward the highest-performing information storage and management students from the more than 300 colleges and universities within the EMC Academic Alliance.  Qualifying* students who achieve the highest grade point averages for the 2009/2010 academic year will be rewarded with a free:

Jack Mollen, EMC’s Executive Vice President of Human Resources, said, “We’re honored to salute these dedicated students who represent the future of information technology innovation. These top students and their peers have the potential to produce knowledge that will be vital to the advancement of information storage and management. In celebration of EMC’s 30th anniversary, EMC Information Honors serves as a natural extension of EMC’s mission of helping people bring the power of their information to life.”

Actively storing, backing up and protecting digital information is no longer a luxury, but an affordable necessity.  EMC’s market-leading information infrastructure portfolio of products, solutions and services includes the broadest set of offerings to meet the world’s information storage and management needs, from individuals to the largest organizations.

Iomega StorCenter ix2 Network Storage Appliance offers advanced security, storage and content sharing in an easy-to-use product designed for home or small office networks. Recipients will also have the ability to back up their personal computer or Mac  remotely over the Internet with Mozy unlimited, the most trusted online backup service for consumers and businesses.

This week marks EMC Corporation’s 30-year anniversary. Founded in Massachusetts on August 23, 1979, EMC’s history has been marked by sustained innovation, leadership and profitable growth.  Today, EMC employs approximately 41,000 people worldwide and remains one of the world’s most successful companies, serving customers in more than 100 countries.  

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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

The EMC Academic Alliance program, a collaborative effort with colleges and universities worldwide, was created to address the skills gap resulting from the growing volume and complexity of data. The Information Storage and Management open curriculum focuses on concepts, not product specifics, to provide broad knowledge and understanding of complex data center environments. To learn more visit

Decho is dedicated to helping people protect, manage and enrich their "digital echo" – the valuable and ever-growing body of personal, digital information that reverberates through their lives. Mozy, the company’s flagship offering, is the leading online backup service for both consumers and businesses, and Decho is actively developing other services.

Mozy, the most trusted online backup solution for consumers and businesses, serves more than 40,000 business customers and more than 1 million users. Mozy customers back up more than 15 petabytes of data to Decho’s professionally managed world-class data centers. Decho is headquartered in Seattle and is an EMC company. For more information about Mozy, please go to


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* Qualifying students will have completed the Information Storage and Management curriculum for the 2009/2010 academic year.

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