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Geniant Joins EMC Global Services

14 Jul

EinsteinLast week, Geniant was officially acquired by EMC, the global storage, software, and services company. Traditionally EMC was known for their large-scale storage solutions. Over the last several years they’ve shifted their focus to a holistic approach to storing, retrieving, and securing information.

EMC acquired Geniant specifically for inclusion in the Microsoft Services group of EMC Global Services. Not too much should change in the short term. As we get fully integrated with our new team, I’m looking forward to the best of both worlds: having the increased opportunities afforded by a global organization while still working inside a super-talented user experience / design group. Given the wide range of opportunities related to EMC products and services, there should be many rewarding projects to work on.

EMCInterestingly, we learned during orientation that the “2” at the end of the EMC logo is simply an ornament. It’s never pronounced nor included in text versions of the company name. It’s only used in the type-based graphic logo. Regardless, when seen it does the intended trick of invoking thoughts of relativity, intelligence, or Albert Einstein himself.

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2007 in business

 

4 Responses to Geniant Joins EMC Global Services

  1. Bryan

    July 16, 2007 at 6:09 am

    I once knew a girl named Mary5, but the 5 was silent. True story.

     
  2. Mark

    August 4, 2007 at 7:47 am

    Bryan, you rock. Thank goodness for Twitter.

     
  3. Chuck Hollis

    August 20, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    Hey Mark !

    Welcome to the EMC Lounge — new people, but I’m sure you’ll find some people to vibe with …

    Hey, I was over at your Geniant site, and tried to leave a congratulatory comment on your downloadable career assessment piece, but either through user ignorance or a coding flaw, I couldn’t leave a comment, which I really wanted to …

    Cheers!

    P.S. I don’t want even to get into girls I knew with weird names — not a productive conversation!

     
  4. Mark

    August 20, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    Thanks, Chuck. I should update the post to state that the transition has gone smoother than I expected. We’re still working through new IT policies and getting the Macs we use fully integrated, but there have been many great new opportunities opening up and everyone has been very friendly and helpful.

    Unfortunately, we had to limit comments on the Geniant blog to be open only for the first 12 days. We were having issues with comment-spam.

    Thanks again for the warm welcome!

     

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