21. Mike Long
Chairman, President, CEO, Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics is pointing the way for solution providers to break into new areas such as cloud computing and converged infrastructure. The distributor, for example, has been building up its ArrowSphere cloud services aggregation and brokerage platform to aid managed services providers. It developed a converged infrastructure reference architecture to help partners deploy cloud-ready data centers. It's even created an IT asset disposition service for solution providers.