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EMC SA in strategic ECMS investment

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EMC South Africa has made a strategic investment in Enterprise Content Management Solutions (ECMS), a subsidiary of Waymark Infotech.

With this investment, ECMS will establish a focused EMC Content Management Solutions division in South Africa and Africa, strengthening its skills and resources to meet the content management and archiving needs of businesses throughout this region.
"This important investment gives EMC an expanded and stronger  channel that can help deliver ECM solutions to the South African and African markets," says Gerhard van der Merwe, country manager for EMC SA.
"With Waymark, we are creating a specific competence around content management and archiving (CMA), an area of information management which is recognised as essential to almost every company,
"Our work with Waymark also further supports EMC's commitment to black empowerment in line with the requirements of the Department of  Trade & Industry."
Pikie Monaheng, MD of Waymark Infotech, says: "There are three items of legislation in the South African context which is driving content management and archiving. These are the Promotion of Access to Information Act, the Electronic Communications and Transaction Act, and the National Archives Act.
"Considering these laws, large companies, the public sector and parastatals have a duty to retain information and produce it if and when required. Our EMC-powered CMA solutions will help better equip South African and African companies to comply with these legal  requirements."