Hit by a wave of recent defector, is technology giant EMC Corporation sued a former executive who resigned from his job for one of its main rivals. Former employee James Petter end data storage company based in Hopkinton this year to work for competitors of pure storage. EMC is now trying to recover the company, Petter, previously granted Senior Vice President and General Manager of EMC offices in the actions of the UK and Ireland.
Output Pedro is the latest installment of what EMC describes as a deliberate scheme to poach EMC storage Pure employees steal the best talent and maintain proprietary information in the process. In a lawsuit filed Feb. 27 in US District Court in Worcester, EMC Petter accused of violating his employment contract and slide the confidential information of clients on the way to the door.
EMC expects up to 150 of its engineers and sales professionals are similarly in the past four years for positions with Pure Storage, a startup in Mountain View, California, sued competing devices.EMC pure memory storage Made from November 2013 decamped, under which the company has engaged in a pattern of collusion with employees of EMC, induce violated legal agreements and delete sensitive information.
This former employee of talented EMC confidential knowledge and information about EMC storage systems wrote technologically superior and specific implementations of these systems in some of the most strategically valuable EMC customers, the company’s lawyers. The dispute comes as both companies compete for a share of the growing market for storage devices based on flash.
EMC, founded in value of about 50 billion US dollars, its presence in the industry with equipment with traditional hard drives, storage of computer data on spinning disks of metal. Pure Storage has tried to market for new disks based on flash memory for the companies into a corner, raising $ 470 million from investors. EMC has introduced a flash drive competition, which was in 36-year history of the company after the publication of the end of 2013 the fastest growing product recently.
Petter a former officer, before a team that global EMC accounts in Europe, an area where EMC looked headed achieved some of its greatest growth during the past year income. The company reported annual sales of about 24.4 billion dollars in 2014, with sales in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, which represents more than a quarter of them, according to its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission United States.
In his leadership role, Petter had access to information ranging from marketing strategies to records about EMC’s customers and their buying patterns, according to the suit. Just weeks before his resignation, Petter also requested a special spreadsheet containing extremely detailed and competitively sensitive information about EMC’s clients abroad, the suit alleges. Petter announced his intention to resign from EMC on Jan. 15, only days after returning from a summit for the company’s top executives in Boston, according to the lawsuit.