Despite Apple's many marketing, business, and technology achievements this year, 2011 will be remembered as the year that Steve Jobs died. Consider these 11 other highs and lows For Apple in 2011.
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Apple's exclusive partnership with AT&T finally ended in January when Apple announced that its iPhone 4 would be available through Verizon. Apple's effort to broaden the iPhone market beyond a single carrier, however, may have come too late: Google's Android operating system has been spreading like a wildfire.
January also saw the launch of the Mac App Store, Apple's effort to remake its Mac OS ecosystem in the image of iOS and collect a 30% cut of Mac app revenue in the process.
Server Market SplitsvilleJust because the server market's in the doldrums doesn't mean innovation has ceased. Far from it -- server technology is enjoying the biggest renaissance since the dawn of x86 systems. But the primary driver is now service providers, not enterprises.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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