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EMC Receives Global Supplier Award from Vodafone


Hopkinton, Mass.-Monday, May 1, 2006, EMC Corporation, the world leader in information management and storage, today announced that Vodafone, a world- leading mobile telecommunications company, has awarded EMC with the 2006 Vodafone Global Supplier Award in the “Best Performance in IT” category following Vodafone’s Global Supplier Conference in March 2006.

Recognized for achieving best performance in helping Vodafone deliver a customer-focused service, EMC has attained Vodafone’s number one ranking in terms of corporate responsibility, financial stability, commercial performance, technology, quality management and delivery capability. The award was presented to Rainer Erlat, EMC’s Senior Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

“Vodafone is committed to encouraging our suppliers to become the benchmark in each of their competitive arenas. EMC was not only ranked as our best performing IT supplier, but also leads in total supplier performance across the material categories of IT, Networks and Services,” said Detlef Schultz, Vodafone Global Supply Chain Management Director . “The support of our suppliers is essential to the company’s goal of delighting our customers all over the world, and we want to recognize those that meet our expectations every day.”

EMC provides the information management and storage solutions underpinning Vodafone’s information infrastructure including its billing, IT systems and Vodafone live! operations.

The Vodafone Supplier Performance Management Programme was initiated in 2004 with suppliers to Vodafone in the categories of IT, Networks and Services. EMC was recognized as the best-performing supplier from a pool of approximately 120 global suppliers to Vodafone Group and its operating companies.

David Goulden, EMC’s Executive Vice President, Customer Operations, said, “We are truly honored to receive this recognition. It validates the crucial role our solutions and services play in further improving Vodafone’s global business processes. By taking a progressive approach, Vodafone is ensuring fast, reliable information access to serve its customers with the highest quality, efficiency and value. We are proud to be a strategic partner.”

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