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November 23, 2008 by

Sun reseller contacts

I recently asked readers to contact their local Sun resellers, ask about Sun Rays and Coolthreads products for their own use, and then tell me how the resellers reacted. I got some red hot email out of this - but of course this kind of thing self selects for negativity, and I got nothing that didn't reinforce perceptions I already held.

October 15, 2008 by

News to know: Less is more, Windows 7, Firefox 3.1, Google

Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Mary-Jo Foley: Microsoft plays up ‘less is more’ as its holiday retail messageDeb Perelman: Signs your company might soon go belly-upChristopher Lochhead: Essential strategies for weathering the economic stormPaul Murphy: So what can Sun do?

November 8, 2006 by

Your turn: Ask Sun a question

Would you like to ask the folks at Sun a question on open source and Java, and get an official response? David Berlind and I will be participating in a briefing with Sun sometime in the next few days on that very subject. So if there's anything you'd like to know, even if it's some nitty-gritty obscure technical issue, post it in the comments here or email me. I'll take the best (and most polite ;-) ) ones with me and try my best to get you an answer for a follow-up post. Enjoy!

July 10, 2006 by

HP lays pre-announcement ambush on Sun

Friday afternoon I received and email from HP's PR firm in anticipation of a Sun launch event tomorrow in San Francisco, with CEO Jonathan Schwartz; Hector Ruiz, CEO AMD; John Fowler, Sun EVP of Systems; Andy Bechtolsheim, Sun Systems Designer and some customers. HP's ambush email is basically trashing Sun's forthcoming new product announcement, which we'll find out about tomorrow.

March 22, 2006 by

A Texas-sized e-mail decision goes to Domino

More good news....IBM announced last weekthe awarding of a state-widecontract for e-mail and collaboration in the State of Texas...Initially13 state agencies, representing 65,000 seats, signed a letter of intentto participate in this agreement and have been actively involved throughoutthe procurement process. ...We have created a new and repeatableapproach to the delivery of email solutions across state government andhave used DIR's purchasing volume to leverage the benefits to local governmentand education. This is a good deal for Texas," said Larry Olson, ChiefTechnology Officer for the State of Texas. The contractwill deploy Lotus Domino and other IBM Workplace family software on theback-end, and offer users a choice of Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook, orweb-based access to e-mail services.More coverage in the AustinAmerican-Statesman, which reports,"IBM beat out Electronic Data Systems Corp., Sun Microsystems Inc.and Microsoft Corp. " and in

July 22, 2004 by

IT EasyPass

The Sun Microsystems School of Disruptive Licensing matriculated another graduate today, as Yankee Group analyst (and Gillmor Gang regular) Dana Gardner reports:Sun Microsystems keeps moving forward the notion with solution packages at subscription pricing, and now Mirapoint, is providing a bundle of messaging appliance, security, migrations services, storage, and Outlook email connectors for $100 per user for large enterprises for the first year.

February 9, 2004 by

Telstra bypasses Sun for wave

Telstra said it had selected Californian-based communications industry software provider Openwave as the preferred supplier for what it described as the "solution definition" stage of its new e-mail platform.Ted Pretty, Telstra Technology Innovation and Product group managing director, said Openwave had secured preferred supplier status after beating out "high quality proposals" from a range of other tenderers.

August 31, 1999 by

Sun's move to 'change the rules'

Sun Microsystems is again preparing an ambitious attempt to overturn the status quo of the personal-computer industry, this time by unleashing a Web-based assault on the word-processing and spreadsheet applications now dominated by Microsoft.Tuesday, Sun formally announced its acquisition of Star Division, which makes a suite of office software known as StarOffice that includes a word processor, a spreadsheet program, presentation software and email and calendar programs.


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