20 To Watch In 2010

5 People: Rod Adkins, senior vice president of the systems and technology group, IBM

Adkins is IBM's man in the hot seat, replacing Bob Moffat as head of IBM's hardware group after Moffat was accused in an insider trading scandal late last year. Adkins comes in as IBM hardware revenues are in decline and some partners report that channel conflict is on the rise. If Adkins can't figure out a way to support the old-line IBM hardware solution providers, the company might lose out in the data center.

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