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EMC Global Sales Chief Quits: Page 3 of 3

Analysts say EMC didn't take Bell's departure lightly. Now, Ruffolo's exit has tongues wagging. “Ruffolo has a good pedigree, but never did fit the EMC culture. No harm there, very few outsiders have ever been successful up the ranks at EMC,” says Steve Duplessie, analyst with Enterprise Storage Group Inc.

Ruffolo has been named executive VP at Akamai and will be reporting to CEO George Conrades. Prior to joining EMC in 1998, he was president of the document solutions group at Xerox.

— Jo Maitland, Senior Editor, Byte and Switch

Movers and shakers from more than 100 companies – including EMC and Network Appliance – will be speaking at StorageNet, Byte and Switch’s annual conference, being held in New York City, October 2-5, 2001. Check it out at StorageNet2001