NetApp announced that it was ranked #34 out of 100 on Forbes magazine’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list for 2011. NetApp was recognised for building a culture of innovation that has transformed the foundation of its customers’ business and been a catalyst to their success.
Most importantly, NetApp innovation provides its customers with the technology, products, people, and service that allow them to outpace, out innovate, and outperform their competition to achieve remarkable results for their business.
NetApp is currently the only major storage vendor to make the annual list of global innovation leaders.
“NetApp is honored to be identified as a global innovator—this is great recognition of the innovative spirit that is at the core of NetApp’s DNA,” said Tom Georgens, president and CEO of NetApp.
“NetApp was built on a culture of innovation that has pushed the boundaries of what is possible. We are focused on innovating in all aspects of our business to create a clear competitive advantage. Forbes’s recognition is the result of our employees’ commitment to creating an environment where innovation thrives and hard work leads to better business outcomes for NetApp, our customers, and our partners.”
Innovation Fueling NetApp’s Growth and Success
NetApp’s commitment to making its customers successful with breakthrough innovation has resulted in growth that only a select group of companies have achieved. NetApp has historically been recognized throughout the industry for continually pushing the limits of today’s technology and being at the forefront of major market shifts by delivering product and technology innovation that has fueled its customers’ success.
This innovation has continued today as NetApp has delivered unprecedented efficiency and flexibility for customers to respond quickly to their rapidly changing business needs. This stream of new innovations, many of them around new technologies and around new markets, continues to fuel NetApp’s growth.
NetApp is also currently ranked as a “Top 10” best place to work around the globe for 2011 by the Great Place to Work Institute, based on a unique corporate culture that values creativity, teamwork, open communication, leadership, adaptability, and trust. This culture drives NetApp’s innovative technologies, products, and business strategies. By living these values, NetApp employees are empowered to develop new ideas every day and continue to make breakthroughs happen for its customers.