By DaveLevy on Feb 20, 2008
Meetings with my italian colleagues where I talked about my new role, the opportunities that "Red Shift" offers to Sun, why we still bother with Solaris and also talked about Web 2.0. We discussed the localisation of the italian economy which while large (the 5th in the world) has language as a barrier to entry and while the US economy is no longer the definition of scale, the italian economy ceased to be such a long time ago.
Despite this, Sun Italia has a number of good relationships with leading companies in Italy and have some exciting project successes under their belt, paricualrly in the software field, where a number of the italian government's web portals are based on Sun's technology. In addition to being hosted by Giussepe Russo, the Chief Technologist in Italy, I met with Carrado di Bari and Danilo Poca who both write about their work here at blogs.sun.com, albeit in italian.