EMC focuses on storage systems, functionality goals and document management technology

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EMC Corp. highlighted a number of its storage systems, core functionality areas, as well its investments at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology this week in Atlanta.

EMC showcased some recent enhancements to the Centera content addressed storage (CAS) system that include event-based retention and litigation hold software, giving healthcare providers more control over information retention periods to enable stricter adherence to HIPAA compliance or governance requirements. Centera can be shipped with 500 Gigabyte drives to offer enterprises a huge boost in capacity. The company also showcased its short-term storage system, the Clariion CX 500.

Some of the company’s main functionality goals for its systems include unifying applications as well as information protection and business continuity capabilities. EMC said it believes that the ability to pull data together instantly from a single repository and from numerous applications is a central issue going forward.
   
Towards making data easier to handle and making it more efficient, EMC provided booth visitors details regarding the technologies of a company it recently bought, Captiva. Captiva is a provider of input management systems which EMC describes as the ‘on ramp’ for information as it comes into a business. What makes this interesting is that the company has technology that is able to scan documents and match it to a huge archive of document types. Once a document is in the system, it is able to provide a dynamic electronic document that can be manipulated, and even checked for errors or inconsistencies. This technology, EMC said, is especially valuable when applying it to claims auditing which, of course, saves valuable time, which translates into more time physicians can spend doing what they are there for: seeing patients.