The Top 10 Innovators Of 2011

10. Dirk Gates

Founder, CEO


With Xirrus, Gates focuses on firepower. Xirrus flips the script on WLAN competitors by giving more bang for the buck, estimating that companies can use 75 percent fewer devices than with competitive wireless LANs. And Xirrus' launch of its first official partner program last year will bring Gates' vision to the channel.


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