In Pictures: Top 25 network and IT industry stories of 2012

The Cloud, tablets, software-defined networking, IPv6 and 4G wireless reshape the enterprise IT landscape in 2012

RIM makeover

Well, technically Research in Motion CEO Thorstein Heins, who took over that position in January, isn’t a totally new face – he has been with the BlackBerry maker since 2007. But his successors, co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie had been in charge since the 1980s, through the company’s dominance of enterprise wireless and more recently during the BlackBerry’s fall from popularity in the face of growing iPhone and Android acceptance in the enterprise (one recent report pegged RIM’s U.S. share as being just 1.6%). Next up for RIM: Its make-or-break BlackBerry 10 rollout at the end of January.

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