EMC (NYSE:EMC) announced its first quarter results on April 20, reporting a 2% year-over-year decline in revenues to just under $5.5 billion.  The company has witnessed a slowdown in the hardware business over the years, leading to consistent year-over-year declines in product sales over the last few quarters. Comparatively, EMC-owned VMware (NYSE:VMW) has performed well over the last few years to offset the decline in core storage hardware sales. Below is a summary of Q1 financial results for EMC.
Top-line growth was driven by the two fast-growing segments within EMC – VMware and Pivotal. This trend has been consistent over the last couple of years. Similarly, services have grown at a faster pace than combined product sales across the company’s various divisions.
Solid demand for content management software and services through the quarter led the Enterprise Content division’s gross margin to expand by 280 basis points to 68%. Managed cloud services are likely to continue to be more profitable for IT service providers. 
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