There's a major revolution going on right now in enterprise technology.
Apps, devices, cloud computing, big data, networks, software are all being overhauled.
But they aren't working alone. Behind the big names are thousands of people doing their part to change the IT world.
Among them, some stand out for handing critical areas for their respective companies.
Fred Luddy, founder and chief product officer, ServiceNow
Fred Luddy describes himself as "just a programmer" but he's known as the quiet genius behind ServiceNow, a super successful enterprise cloud company that helped cure the IPO market after the Facebook disaster.
ServiceNow is a cloud tool that let's IT departments manage their help desk and other technology projects.
Luddy started the company out of near desperation, he told Business Insider. He had been the CTO of Peregrine Systems when it filed for bankruptcy in 2002. His net worth "dropped to zero" overnight. So he figured he had nothing to lose by starting his own gig.
His net worth is fine now. ServiceNow has a $5 billion market cap and he was paid $11 million (stock plus salary) in 2012 alone.
Partha Ranganathan, Fellow, HP Labs
Partha Ranganathan led the research team for what is perhaps HP’s biggest breakout enterprise product of 2013, the Moonshot server.
This is a server that uses low-power chips that power mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. These servers use 89 percent less energy, and cost about half as much, as traditional servers.
Low-power servers are set to revolutionize the data center industry and thanks to Ranganathan's work, HP could become a power-player here.
At 40, he's also the youngest HP Fellow on staff.
Amy Parnell, Principal Designer, LinkedIn
LinkedIn has forever changed the way businesses hire employees.
It also created new ways for business folk to meet, connect, conduct business.
Amy Parnell lead LinkedIn's redesigns for the uber important Homepage and Profile pages. She's known for being a wiz at all things tech: engineering, web development and data science and is a rising star to watch within the company.
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