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By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 11-18-2011 Print

For CIOs, not all technology vendors are created equal. There are some that deliver outstanding solutions for enterprises across a wide array of technologies and others that fall short. It's the CIO's job to make sure the company is focusing on vendors that offer what they need. With that in mind, we take a look here at some of the companies that you, as a CIO, should keep at the top of your list when you're evaluating technology solutions and looking to stay ahead in today's highly competitive marketplace. Some industry observers might find at least a few of the companies on the list surprising. But it's important to note that as technology and the needs of business evolve, many unexpected companies are playing a role in the enterprise. The times are changing. And although there are a few vendors that refuse to go away, the reality today is that there are more companies able to have an impact on your daily decision-making. In the following slides we take a look at some of the companies that should matter the most to CIOs and IT leaders.

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Believe it or not, the world's largest social network will have an increasing impact on your business in the coming months and years. For one, your employees will continue to access Facebook from corporate computers and networks, potentially drawing fire from cybercriminals. In addition, the service can be used as a worthwhile marketing tool. Like it or not, Facebook will impact your decisions greatly in the coming years.



 

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