Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Where Next For Sun Microsystems?

Sun Microsystems have drifted for nearly a decade now. Hardware sales are underwhelming, Java is pervasive but largely free and open source offerings are slow to deliver results. So what should Sun do next?

Pull an Apple and bring Scott McNeally back to right the ship and find a new direction for the company as the rain in cloud computing - no longer the dot in dot Net. Sun systems should power the cloud from the office, across the Net and over mobile devices.

Java can be the glue and servers and storage systems the work horses - what's missing is the cloud software infrastructure - so go buy one. I can think of a couple. Come back Scott.

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