TITLE

Can New CEO Sharpen Sun's Focus?

AUTHOR(S)
Solheim, Shelley
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
InfoWorld;5/1/2006, Vol. 28 Issue 18, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article examines challenges facing Jonathan Schwartz as new CEO of Santa Clara County, California-based Sun Microsystems, as of May 2006. Schwartz is a Sun insider with deep knowledge of the company, but with few of the prejudices and preoccupations of former CEO Scott McNealy. As CEO, he will need to continue the course on low cost servers and open source that he and McNealy had set in recent years, while sharpening the strategy of the company in areas such as storage and identity management. In fact, the elevation of Schwartz to the top job at Sun could prompt a renaissance of sorts at the company, as ideas that were surefire losers with McNealy get a new look. Sun was hit hard in the dotcom bust when enterprise buyers turned away from its expensive, proprietary boxes to lower-cost commodity hardware running Linux.
ACCESSION #
20714987

 

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