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12 Most Disruptive Enterprise IT Vendors

These vendors, large and small, are shaking up the status quo with their new products, approaches and models.
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The whole concept of buying compute and storage resources on demand got off the ground with Amazon Web Services, which now is almost synonymous with the public cloud and "infrastructure as a service." Eli Lilly and several other companies are exploring using AWS services in more than just niche areas, while entrenched enterprise vendors such as Microsoft, IBM and HP are in various stages of responding. So far, however, the potential reach of AWS services may exceed their grasp. While Amazon.com doesn't break out AWS revenue, it's an undisclosed fraction of the "Other" category in the company's financial statement, a category that generated $653 million of Amazon.com's $24.5 billion in total net sales in its most recent fiscal year.

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