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2005 Top Ten: On the Hot Seat

No storage company has it easy these days, but face it -- a select few have it a lot harder than others for reasons that are usually their own fault.

Whether its because of acquisition, new management, poor sales, accounting problems -- or all of the above -- some companies face greater challenges than others. As we get ready to enter a new year, it’s time to highlight the storage vendors facing the biggest challenges in 2006.

First, let’s congratulate ADIC, BlueArc, Emulex, Engenio, Hewlett-Packard, and Tacit Networks for escaping the list after winning spots on it last year. (See 2004 Top Ten: On the Hot Seat.)

Here’s this year’s list of storage companies facing at least a few uncomfortable quarters ahead in the new year:

No. 10: Symantec Corp.

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