For Steve Jobs, the term 'visionary' doesn't go far enough. Consider these acts of vision--and the will that it took to make them real.
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From 1995 through the middle of 1997, Apple licensed its operating system to third-party computer makers. Steve Jobs ended the program when he resumed leadership of Apple in 1997. Jobs managed to make the destructive act of elimination into something creative: Getting rid of the clones made Apple special again. He also pushed computers forward by eliminating the floppy drive before the industry was ready and by eliminating the CD/DVD drive in the MacBook Air.
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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