EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) and NEC Corporation (NASDAQ:NIPNY) announced an expansion of their strategic business and technology alliance. The broader and deeper arrangements involve new technology development, distribution, joint marketing, customer service and support, and increased collaboration and integration of the two companies’ information management and infrastructure solutions. EMC and NEC intend to collaborate on the development of content management solutions for emerging customer requirements. EMC and NEC intend to jointly develop and resell these solutions globally, with a focus on Japan, to help customers better address certain business issues such as regulatory compliance, security and collaboration. EMC and NEC have agreed to collaborate on the development, manufacturing, distribution and support of certain future storage technologies and entry-level products. EMC and NEC intend to license various technologies from their respective resource management products (EMC Smarts and NEC WebSAM) and will incorporate them into future releases from each company. The companies will further ensure tight integration of the WebSAM framework and the EMC Smarts model-based architecture. Within Japan, EMC and NEC intend to deepen their relationship by further aligning each company’s sales and marketing, solution development, consulting, customer support and service functions. http://www.EMC.com, http://www.nec.com

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