Ten Most Important Enterprise IT Products Named by CTOEdge.com

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LOUISVILLE, KY – January 11, 2011 –CTOEdge.com, the IT Business Edge-network site for IT managers who choose and implement specific technologies, has announced its list of the "10 Most Important Enterprise IT Products of 2010." Bringing together a diverse combination of hardware and software solutions targeted for enterprise use, the list was assembled to help technology decision makers identify next-generation products that bring efficiencies and cost savings to organizations.

The solutions and products chosen by CTOEdge.com come from a mix of established technology companies and growing startup firms. The varied offerings that made the cut include network switches, servers, storage devices, tablets, and software.

In order, here are the CTOEdge.com 10 Most Important Enterprise IT Products of 2010:

1.  Brocade VDX™ 6720 Data Center Switches
2.  Apple iPad
3.  Microsoft Lync Server 10
4.  Samsung Galaxy Tab
5.  Karmasphere Analyst
6.  Hitachi Data Ingestor, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS)
7.  Citrix XenDesktop 5
8.  IBM zEnterprise
9.  Cloudera Enterprise
10.  Convirture ConVirt 2.0


"These products lead the pack in addressing the overarching enterprise needs that businesses will face in 2011 and in the years to come," said CTOEdge.com Editor Michael Vizard, who oversaw creation of the list.

CTOEdge.com was launched by IT Business Edge in 2009 to meet the information needs of IT managers responsible for evaluating, choosing and implementing technologies. While the IT Business Edge flagship site (www.itbusinessedge.com) focuses on the strategic and business aspects of IT, CTOEdge.com zeroes in on the details of individual technologies, products and solutions.

"Both sites are dedicated to helping businesses optimize technology to gain a competitive edge; they just approach that goal from different perspectives," said Phil Branon, president of IT Business Edge. "The 10 enterprise IT products we are recognizing on CTOEdge.com did the best job in 2010 of combining robust technology with outstanding business value."

For more information on the CTOEdge.com 10 Most Important Enterprise IT Products of 2010, visit www.ctoedge.com/content/10-most-important-enterprise-it-products-2010. To find out more about IT Business Edge, visit www.itbusinessedge.com.

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Amy Phoenix       
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