Strategic Tech Slideshow: 10 Tech Firms For CIOs to Watch
By Don Reisinger | Posted 08-01-2012
As the technology needs of the enterprise continue to shift - buffeted by trends such as consumerization and bring-your-own-device (BYOD), big data, cloud and security challenges - so too do the strategies of the leading tech vendors as they try to accommodate customer needs. We've seen major strategic shifts at Dell, while HP and Research in Motion have been weathering major market challenges to their business models and products. Here's a look at the state of affairs at 10 major enterprise tech players today - some of them tried-and-true and others enterprise newcomers that are looking to step in and help CIOs and other IT leaders address the latest trends.
Dell is looking to expand its enterprise reach beyond its core PC and server-making businesses to become a full-fledged IT solutions provider. Software-along with networking and storage-plays a key role in that effort, and Dell been buying up software makers to help build out its portfolio.