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Denis Pombriant
The CRM Oligopoly
10/04/18 10:11 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 1652 Words

For instance, a few years ago Oracle bought Sun Microsystems for about US$7.4 billion. I don't think Sun was making money at that point, and today it doesn't matter. Sun provides a vital hardware component in Oracle's drive to produce autonomous enterprise software.


Erika Morphy
Sun Microsystems Registers Third Consecutive Profit
07/31/07 12:08 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 700 Words

... Sun Microsystems has chalked up its third profitable quarter in a row, a testament that the company's turnaround plan is taking hold. Profits for the server company's fourth quarter were US$329 million, or 9 cents a share -- a significant step up from...

ECT News Staff
Solectron Wins Sun Microsystems Puerto Rico Contract
09/08/06 10:37 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 190 Words

Solectron , a provider of electronics manufacturing and integrated supply chain services , won a multi-year contract from Sun Microsystems for its legacy StorageTek product line. As part of the agreement, Sun will transfer to Solectron the operations at its StorageTek manufacturing facility in...

ECT News Business Desk
Sun Microsystems Reports Profit
07/20/04 2:08 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 368 Words

... Sun Microsystems reported results today for its fiscal fourth quarter and full fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2004. Revenues for the fourth quarter grew to US$3.110 billion, an increase of 4.3 percent as compared with $2.982 billion for the fourth quarter of...

Elizabeth Blakey
Exclusive Interview: Sun Microsystems
10/03/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1563 Words

... the following exclusive interview with Bobbi Burns, director of the "eSun" initiative at Sun Microsystems , the E-Commerce Times explores how the multi-billion dollar (US$) company is using its online store as an integral part of its overall marketing strategy .


Jennifer LeClaire
Sun Microsystems' Mike Green Analyzes E-Commerce in 2005
01/31/05 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1805 Words

... percent of American consumers will walk out of a store and shop elsewhere if they cannot find the particular gift they want, according to a recent Sun Microsystems survey on consumer shopping patterns. Adults who shop online are equally unforgiving of online retailers...

Michael Mahoney
I-Marketing Interview: Sun Microsystems
07/31/01 5:15 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 906 Words

... one of the Internet's largest providers of hardware and software , Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW) helps customers "dot-com" their enterprises and computer environments. Since the company's inception in 1982, the four-person startup has built up a workforce of more than 37,000 employees in...

Jay Lyman
Sun Microsystems' Marc Tremblay Envisions Future for Server Chips
02/15/06 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 782 Words

... people hold the status of "visionary" in the computer processor field, but Sun Microsystems' Marc Tremblay fits the bill. Sun fellow, vice president, and chief architect for the firm's Scalable Systems Group, Tremblay foresaw the advent of "throughput computing" and the jump...

Keith Regan
Sun Microsystems Pushes Computing-as-Commodity
09/22/04 11:02 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 549 Words

... Sun Microsystems has unveiled its latest computing-on-demand initiative, offering access to processor power for US$1 an hour, as it becomes the latest major tech firm bidding to make real the vision of computing power as a commodity that can be bought and sold...

Jack M. Germain
Sun Microsystems' Vipul Gupta: Security Never Rests
02/12/07 4:30 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 797 Words

... Sun Microsystems is an industry leader in network security . It offers its own open source operating system , Solaris, and a Java desktop system. Sun's influence with network encryption and security solutions permeates the computer industry. TechNewsWorld discussed security issues with Dr.

ECT News Staff
Fujitsu Forms Unix Server Alliance with Sun Microsystems
06/02/04 9:32 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 372 Words

... said the company has formed a strategic alliance with Sun Microsystems in the Unix server business to minimize its exposure to this segment amid the ongoing shift to Linux servers. IDC Japan, a privately-held research firm, recently forecast that domestic sales of Linux...

Erika Morphy
Sun Microsystems' Rob Beauchamp on Holistic Integration
08/08/06 4:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 732 Words

... senior director of product marketing for the identity practice at Sun Microsystems , Rob Beauchamp remembers -- and it was not that long ago -- when integration was considered a tactical process with the objective of knitting together systems and applications as quickly...

Erika Morphy
Sun Releases 3 Java Upgrades as EU Begins Closed-Door Merger Hearing
12/10/09 12:59 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 629 Words

... plunging revenues due to the resistance of European regulators to its pending acquisition by Oracle , Sun Microsystems has rolled out enhancements to three key products in its Java platform: Java Platform Enterprise Edition 6 GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 NetBeans IDE 6.8 Sun...

Erika Morphy
Sun Reports Poor Q3 but Investors Unfazed
04/29/09 10:49 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 661 Words

... Sun Microsystems has reported a US$201 million loss for Q3 2009, a significant increase over the loss of $34 million that it registered in the same quarter a year ago. At $2.6 billion, third-quarter revenue fell short of Wall Street's forecast of $2.86...

Jack M. Germain
The Fox in the FOSS Henhouse
10/02/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1684 Words

Clearly, since Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems -- and with it OpenOffice and Java -- the company has not acted very neighborly with open source developers. Between its handling of OpenOffice and its lawsuit against Google over Java technology , Oracle may be well on...

Rob Spiegel
Sun Promotes Internet Innovation With Investment Fund
10/21/99 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 386 Words

Information will be available in mid-November at Sun Microsystems.

Former V.P. To Direct the Fund

Sun has appointed former vice president, general manager for development tools Jonathan Schwartz to head the fund. "This opens a world of new...

Erika Morphy
Sun Holds Its Breath but Doesn't Turn Blue
04/06/09 12:04 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 662 Words

... Sun Microsystems has rejected IBM's offer to acquire it for US$7 billion, a move that took the tech industry by surprise and sent Sun stock plummeting. Speculation is rampant as to why Sun Microsystems spurned the offer -- a move critics view as...

Alexandra DeFelice
Sun Serves the Data Center
07/11/06 11:42 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 664 Words

... an attempt to push ahead in the competitive server market, Sun Microsystems on Tuesday unveiled three high-end products for use in data centers as part of its x86 server platform . Included in the announcement are a 16-way x64 server, a hybrid data...

Laura DiDio
As Larry Rips Rivals, Oracle Products and Services Slip
11/19/10 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1637 Words

Over the past four years, Ellison has spent more than $40 billion gobbling up more than 40 companies, including large firms like PeopleSoft, Siebel Systems, BEA Systems , Sun Microsystems and ATG . Under the best circumstances, even the most amicable and complementary...

Brad King
Sun Blazes Path to Hybrid Software Stack With MySQL Buy
01/16/08 12:15 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 613 Words

... Sun Microsystems has announced plans to acquire SQL , maker of the popular MySQL database system , for US$1 billion. Sun -- long a proponent and developer of open source systems -- agreed to pay $800 million in cash and assume liability for...

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