“Last night’s agreement between Apple and IBM to work together in order to develop a business/enterprise suite of apps goes to show us what I already had guessed: Apple now has perspective that it would have never embraced in the late 80s and early 90s,” Quoth the Raven writes for Seeking Alpha.
“Between that point and now, of course – Apple has grown to become the world’s largest company,” The Raven writes. “As such, the business model must adapt a little bit – the company is much larger, and 25 years have gone by. You can’t have a 1990 outlook on the technology market and expect to be successful running Apple in 2014.”
“This is one of the beautiful things about the transition from Mr. Jobs to Mr. Cook. No doubt, Mr. Jobs was a visionary – and he was exactly what Apple needed for the time that he was with the company – during both his first and his second stints at Apple. But now, Mr. Cook is the steady hand that Apple needs at the helm,” The Raven writes. “It’s more now about protecting what you’ve already earned and less about taking on the world as it was in the 90s. Apple has already taken on the world – and they’ve won. Now, they need a CEO who can rein with a calculated, steady, peaceful hand. With that, shareholders will no doubt be massive winners in Apple for many years to come.”
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