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Use the iForce, dotcoms urged

KUALA LUMPUR - Sun Microsystems Inc has launched what it called the "first-of-its-kind'' iForce portal for dotcom startups in the Asia South region.

Sun Microsystems Inc has launched what it called the "first-of-its-kind'' iForce portal (sun.com.sg/iforce) for dotcom startups in the Asia South region.

KUALA LUMPUR (iStar) - The iForce portal is the first one-stop shop dedicated to the startup community through which dotcoms can have access to tools, resources, technology and expertise to implement their dotcom services, Sun said in a statement.

This portal would also act as an avenue for Sun's iForce partners to feature their solutions to customers and assist them to identify suitable go-to-market partners.

The portal aims to build a close knit Internet community with Sun as a partner and trusted advisor in the new Net economy. Besides featuring Sun's iForce offerings to customers, infrastructure partners, qualified startups, e-systems integrators and e-application providers, it will also be a centre of interaction between Sun's partners and customers providing the best of breed dotcom solutions.

"This portal is an excellent opportunity for dotcoms to network with one another,'' said Sun Microsystems Malaysia managing director Govinathan Pillai. "It is also a place where they can exchange ideas and develop new strategic relationships.''

The launch of the iForce portal was the highlight of Sun Microsystems' first "iForce Knights Roundtable'' last week. The roundtable was the first of a series of value-added activities Sun has planned for its iForce community, the company said in its statement.

The iForce Knights Roundtable will also be held in Thailand and India.

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

This initiative brings together under one umbrella all of Sun's dotcom programs, products, services and solutions aimed at customers ranging from startups to large enterprises.