Partner Watch, May 15

EMC Corp. acquires IT professional services firm Interlink.

EMC Corp. announced Thursday its acquisition of Interlink Group Inc., an IT professional services firm. Interlink will become a part of EMC's Microsoft Practice within EMC Technology Solutions, the information management and storage provider's professional services organization.

The addition of Englewood, Colo.-based Interlink expands on EMC's developing Microsoft-focused services and its acquisition of another services firm, Internosis.

Derrell James, senior vice president of EMC Technology Solutions, said, "The acquisition of Interlink represents another key milestone in our professional services evolution as we significantly expand our capabilities to build and deliver tightly integrated solutions for our customers' application infrastructures. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and the 2005 Microsoft Partner of the Year in the western U.S. , Interlink and its extremely talented employees have a proven track record for providing award-winning technology solutions for customers on the Microsoft platform."

Interlink's services will be marketed and sold through its existing team as well as through EMC's North American sales channels and business partners.

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