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Published: 17 Oct 2012

It's that time of year my friends--time for the annual Steve rankings of the good, bad and ugly. While these opinions are entirely my own, and have no legitimate bearing on anything, you'd be amazed at how coveted the recognition is. There was actual lobbying after last years results, none of which I can remember. The good news for all is that 2003 is over, and the recovery has begun. Some died along the way, but most made it through the tough times, and 2004 looks like it could be a banner year for us storage folks. Biggest beer muscles of 2003: Cisco. The juggernaut dramatically overestimated its storage muscle and found itself munching a truckload of humble pie. Storage OEMs control the sale of Fibre Channel switches, and they weren't too keen on losing account control to Cisco. Don't count them out though. Cisco is too good not to figure out how to change the game. Best new CEO inheriting a big company: Gary Bloom, Veritas. While others are merging, purging and acquiring, Veritas continues to gain customers and sell more to the customers it has. Second ... Access >>>

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