Global CIO: Top 10 Most Influential Tech Vendors: The Second 10
As you check out #11 to #20, remember that it's all about influence, a criterion that triggers some surprises in who's on—and who's off—the list.
Over the past couple of weeks, I've rolled out my list of what I believe are the 10 most-influential tech vendors in the world.
A few of you have told me the list was brilliant and dazzling and life-changing (well, actually, no one used any of those terms), while some others, after reading my list, urged me to seriously consider a career change.
I've tried to make it clear that this list based not on revenue size or market cap or stock price, but rather on the the amount of influence each company exerts on business customers, CIOs, and the IT industry overall.
Today's list includes the Second 10: a mix of companies big and small, public and private, hardware and software, some old standbys and some newbies. And once again, the defining characteristic here is influence (with yours truly supplying the non-quantitative judgments).
While this second list of 10—I'll refer to them below as #11 through #20—didn't make the final cut, their impact and leadership in a number of fields make it more than worthwhile for each to be singled out as runners-up.
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.