#<p><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-7186" alt="akar" src="http://channeleye.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/akar-360x240.jpg" width="360" height="240" />John Akers, one of the “Last of the Great Big Blue Mohicans” who led IBM to its longtime dominance of the computer industry died of a stroke on Friday. He was 79 years old.</p>
<p>Akers was a former fighter pilot who served as IBM’s chief executive from 1985 to 1993, this was a critical time for Biggish Blue as PCs, Microsoft and Intel started to grow. <a href="http://channeleye.co.uk/last-of-the-great-big-blue-mohicans-dies/" class="read_more">more&#187;</a></p><div class="feedflare">
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