These vendors, large and small, are shaking up the status quo with their new products, approaches and models.
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How many companies enter Cisco's core networking market with a breakthrough innovation -- in Riverbed's case, WAN optimization tools that improve the performance of critical applications -- and manage to lead that sector for years to come?
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.