Feeds

Official: Steve Jobs most important man in IT

More important than Bill Gates, but let's face it, not as rich

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Steve Jobs, the still-interim CEO of Apple is the most important man in IT – according to Upside magazine and "industry insiders". The Elite 100 list put the charismatic Jobs top of the list, applauding him for his cockiness and marketing savvy and in particular his ability to get up Intel's nose for talking up its "bland boxes". Jobs comes one place ahead of Microsoft CEO and the richest man in the world, Bill Gates. Bill, as we all know, has not had the easiest year what with the US government clambering all over him, but nevertheless, Microsoft has managed to maintain its control on all things PC and Net based. As would be expected with IT, very few of the top 100 last year make it into this year's list (in fact, just 39), and the new entrants reflect the power shifts that have taken place in the last month. So goodbye to David Filo of Yahoo!, David Bohnett of GeoCities, Ray Lane of Oracle and Eric Hippeau of Ziff-Davis. And a big hello to Carly Fiorina, president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Christopher Galvin, chairman and CEO of Motorola, Rick Belluzzo, CEO and VP of Microsoft Online and Sumner Redstone, chairman and CEO of Viacom. The top 20 contained the usual suspects: Michael Armstrong, chairman and CEO of AT&T was second, Masayoshi Son, founder, president and CEO of Softbank third, John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems fourth and the remainder welcomed Big Blue Lou, Sunny Scott McNealy, Michael Dell, Craig "Chip" Barrett and Jeff "The Bookie" Bezos, among others. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts
UK government: 'Taking a stand against a baying cyber-mob'
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Arab States make play for greater government control of the internet
Nerds told to get lost in last-minute power grab bid at UN meeting
Zippy one-liners, broken promises: Doctor Who on the Orient Express
Series finally hits stride, but Clara's U-turn is baffling
Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods
You read that right – with the proviso that it's encrypted
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.