CRN just announced the list of the 25 Most Influential Executives of 2010. I wasn’t very surprised to see EMC, Hewlett-Packard and Intel on the list. What did catch my attention was the number of executives and companies listed that are putting most if not all of their company resources into developing cloud infrastructures. [tweetmeme source= “insideview” only_single=false]

Microsoft is allocating a lot of resources into their cloud based software offering. We recently had a team of Microsoft CRM specialists in our office discussing the product and how it has been drastically improved over the previous version. They have also had a large marketing push with commercials trying to solidify their position in the space. Some of the commercials miss their mark but they are moving in the right direction.

Oracle’s Larry Ellison as well as Mark Hurd made the list. They are the only company that that had two executives listed.

Netsuite also made the list with Zach Nelson the President and CEO.

Of course this list wouldn’t be complete without Marc Benioff of Salesforce being listed.

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