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Sun launches portal for startups

Sun has taken another step in setting its sights on the local startup community. By launching its iForce portal, Sun claims that dot-coms will have access to tools, resources, technology and expertise to implement their dot-com services.

SINGAPORE - Sun has taken another step in setting its sights on the local startup community. By launching its iForce portal, Sun claims that dot-coms will have access to "tools, resources, technology and expertise to implement their dot-com services."

This portal is also an avenue for iForce partners to feature their solutions to customers and assist them to identify suitable go-to-market partners.

The aim of the portal, says Sun, is to build a close knit internet community with Sun as a partner and trusted advisor in the new Net economy.

"This portal is an excellent opportunity for dot-com to network with one another. It is also a place where they can exchange ideas and developing new strategic relationships," said Mr Gabriel Chan, Director, iForce, Asia South, Sun Microsystems

Sun's iForce initiative was launched in April 2000 to provide customers with the relationships and expertise they need to get their businesses dot-commed quickly.