12 Most Disruptive Enterprise IT Vendors

These vendors, large and small, are shaking up the status quo with their new products, approaches and models.

Rob Preston, VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek

September 23, 2010

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God bless the IT disrupters, those startups and established vendors that have caused enterprises to rethink and even redefine the way they evaluate, buy, deploy, manage and use information technology. They're not always the most entrenched or dominant IT vendors, but they've shaken up the status quo with their new products, architectures, approaches and models. Think Apple in the consumer market and how it has disrupted the way people buy, share, manipulate and use music and web information. The following enterprise IT disrupters list is a natural successor to the top 20 list of the most strategic enterprise IT vendors that I laid out in February of this year. As before, these selections, which take into account input from several InformationWeek editors, are presented for your evaluation and critique. It's far from an exhaustive list, so we’re open to hearing about other movers and shakers. But let’s keep this analysis focused on enterprise IT vendors.


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About the Author(s)

Rob Preston

VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek

Rob Preston currently serves as VP and editor in chief of InformationWeek, where he oversees the editorial content and direction of its various website, digital magazine, Webcast, live and virtual event, and other products. Rob has 25 years of experience in high-tech publishing and media, during which time he has been a senior-level editor at CommunicationsWeek, CommunicationsWeek International, InternetWeek, and Network Computing. Rob has a B.A. in journalism from St. Bonaventure University and an M.A. in economics from Binghamton University.

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