EMC has launched a new division that will offer individuals a storage management system for all their web information.
The new unit is called Decho Corporation, short for 'digital echo', which the company said represents individuals' "ever-growing quantity of digital information".
"Made up of documents, photo and video memories, financial records, email and all the other digital data you're amassing, your 'digital echo' flows across the variety of PCs, devices and web services in your lives," said Charles Fitzgerald, Decho product management vice president, in a blog announcing the new offering.
Decho will combine EMC's Mozy cloud backup offering with its Pi personal information management business.
The first links between the two EMC services were announced at EMC World earlier this year. Mozy chief operating officer Vance Checketts told vnunet.com that Mozy customers would have access to Pi features such as mobile access, file sharing and synchronisation features.
But the new division will now fully integrate the two operations. Mozy will be at the front end giving customers access to their stored documents, while Pi will offer organisation and management capabilities. Customers will still be able to buy the Mozy service without the added Pi features.
David Goulden, executive vice president and chief financial officer at EMC, explained the value of integrating the two businesses.
"By bringing Mozy and Pi together to form Decho as a new subsidiary, we are creating a focused organisation that can deliver on the premise of cloud-based personal information management, and can help individuals everywhere preserve, manage and enrich the information most important to them," he said.
The Mozy back-up service became increasingly relevant to small businesses following a global partnership with Lenovo announced this August, providing professionals with unlimited online backup.
Fitzgerald told vnunet.com that the head of Decho has not yet been announced. "Stay tuned," he said.
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