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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Sun shines at Suntec

I attended a talk yesterday by Scott Mcnealy (CEO & Chairman , Sun Microsystems) at the Suntec convention centre,Singapore. The topic was " Technology in the age of participation" . Here are some quick updates from the talk :

1. Scott emphasized the need for tech firms to be environmental conscious ( Threat of Global warming) .
2. The need for technology to bridge the wide digital divide between the rich & poor
3. The need for open standards in IT
4. The future in Data / Infrastructure management ( Explaining Sun's Storagetek acquisition)
5. Sun's unique GELC initiative ( Global Education & Learning community)
6. Sun's big bet for the future -- Solaris10, Java enterprise system,Storage,Display Grid,Sunfire Servers

The talk was laced with Scott's dry humor and subtle attacks on Microsoft/IBM/Dell brigade.Blogging found reference very often in his talk (as a way of participation )

If you are a Java developer, here are some facts to make you proud :
Java is celebrating its 10th birthday this year ( There was cake cutting on the stage) , There are 2 billion java enabled devices,4.5 million java developers and Java technology was on-board the ROV on Mars .

Scott was extremely excited about Sun Grid ( pay-per-use products, Compute Utility ) and product demos were placed outside the hall to try it out. Lots of freebies were thrown in for the attendees too!

P.S : I am merely reporting the event as it happened. Didn't want to bring in my technology bias !


  • 10th Year? great, still Java jobs are hot in the market now.

    By Blogger ILA (a) இளா, at 1:09 PM  

  • Nice coverage sir, thank you. There is a rumour that Microsoft would gobble up SUN soon.

    But then, hats of to sun for their JAVA.!! and congratulations on the 10th anniversary of JAVA.

    Though I know nothing beyond the word JAVA, I can see the impact that it has created.!

    By Blogger Narayanan Venkitu, at 4:29 AM  

  • 'Sun' in 'Sun'tech.. :-) :-)

    as Narayanan had mentioned, I knew the spelling of JAVA and nothing more than that. Still I am in touch with their technology everyday.. hats off to the people behind this SUN, for that reason

    By Blogger Ram C, at 9:05 AM  

  • Venkitu -- That rumor has been there for a loooong time.

    Ram.c -- Jave has had a great impact.

    Ila -- Java platform independence has ensured its survival...

    By Blogger Cogito, at 10:55 AM  

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