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Matthew Bender Uses EMC's Web Ordering System

EMC Corp. a provider of intelligent enterprise storage solutions, reported that legal publisher Matthew Bender & Company Inc. is using EMC's Web Site Management Service for an e-commerce application that uses the Web to receive orders and speed delivery of products.

New York City-based Matthew Bender, a Times Mirror Company, publishes nearly 500 titles for law firms, universities, and others involved in the legal profession. Because of the timely nature of the content, time-to-market is critical.

Bender said its specialized site, www.bender.com, has been experiencing an ever increasing number of Web-based orders.

Through EMC's service, the Matthew Bender Web site is hosted and managed at EMC's Internet Services Data Center in Hopkinton, MA.

Using EMC's service, Matthew Bender can receive, confirm, and securely invoice transactions over the Internet while rapidly filling and shipping orders. In addition, the Matthew Bender Web site provides special sections where visitors can read and electronically discuss topical legal issues and rulings. Financial details of the arrangement were not disclosed.

Matthew Bender said it selected EMC's Web Site Management Service, in part because EMC's Symmetrix Enterprise Storage systems are the information foundation for the service. Matthew Bender uses several Symmetrix systems in its facilities in Albany, NY, and New York City, and has realized 50% to 75% performance improvements on key production applications.

EMC's monthly fee-based Web Site Management Service is delivered through a data center that uses high-speed T3 and other telecommunications lines and multiple Internet access service providers to ensure continuous site access.

The electronic firewall-protected center is equipped with redundant servers and storage as well as electric generating capabilities in the event of a power failure.