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Published: 16 Oct 2012

I sat with friends and watched the Tampa Bay Bucs trounce the Raiders a while ago, and couldn't help but notice all the accolades being tossed around--more than Academy Award winners. While I'm quick to report idiocy, I don't do enough to acknowledge those in my professional life that actually do their part to make it better. What you see here are my completely subjective opinions about the people, companies and things that I think have it figured out. (No one else at Enterprise Storage Group has any idea that I'm doing this, and I can guarantee you that each of our analysts would have entirely different winners.) This isn't to say that everyone else is a useless windbag--only that these folks stand out among their peers. Better luck next year. The rankings are in no specific order--just the top five in each category. Best CTO If the CTO lacks vision, that's a sure sign that the company will be out of business faster than the Red Sox will fold in September. A good one can articulate a clear, sometimes controversial vision of the future--and makes a valid ... Access >>>

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