The top company so far in the 21st century? Robin Harris on the new Apple-IBM deal:
The Apple/IBM deal is good for both companies. Both are premium brands. They don’t compete.
IBM is investing heavily in back-end technologies. Apple owns the premier mobile front-end. Apple’s iOS developer base and enterprise footprint make it low risk for IBM. If IBM can’t make it work, shame on them.
Apple’s magic decade, producing the iPod, iPhone and iPad in a single 10-year period, isn’t going to happen again. Apple caught the mobile wave and surfed it brilliantly, while its competitors were scuffling in the low-margin Wintel box wars, just as Team Android is today.