Enterprise Mobility: Steve Jobs Leaves Behind Rich Tech Legacy, Lessons for the Future
The death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has brought sadness and a sense that the high technology world has lost forever a rare and great creative mind. Jobs was widely respected as one of the most forward-thinking executives to ever enter the technology industry. He will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the greatest technological and business visionaries the world has ever seen. But if it's any consolation, Jobs' genius will influence his company and the IT industry for years to come. After working for more than 40 years in the technology field he has taught product designers, software developers, business executives and consumers about what to look for in great digital products. Whether it's the importance of product design or the impact price plays on a consumer purchasing decision or his company's financials, Jobs was able to do what no other CEO has done. This eWEEK slide show reviews some of the things Jobs did to teach us about technology and how to turn it into useful, reliable and even elegant products. While many brilliant people have contributed to create the global IT industry as we know it today, it's impossible to find another innovator who has done as much as he did on so many areas.
Before Jobs brought his brand of design to the technology world, so many other companies were offering drab devices to consumers. And customers were forced to accept that. But over the years, Jobs made design a top priority in his strategy and in the process delivered some of the best-looking devices the technology industry has ever seen.