Major Sale on sun.com
By cjsasaki on Apr 09, 2007
You'll notice over the next couple of weeks promotions for our upcoming on-line sale. This will be a major sale of some of our key products (even our latest ones, not last years models). Some might ask, but does price really matter in the IT world? Well, as we serve a diverse set of customers, we think that a sale will draw attention to the fact that we actually have great products that are very aggressively priced. There is still a perception in the marketplace, probably stoked by our competitors, that Sun is expensive. Well, you'll see we can be even lower priced than Dell and HP! Our products are ideal for startups looking at white boxes (or build your own systems) with lots of software that matters, a great warranty, and from a company that will stand behind the products/solution. So if you haven't tried out one of our X64 or Coolthread systems, now would be an excellent time to do so.
I've been spending some of my time talking to and advising several startups (at different stages) and it's always refreshing to brainstorm and talk about what could be possible. What I observe as different now is the passion and energy is on a global basis, not just tied to Silicon Valley, Boston, Austin, Redmond, or the research triangle. The diversity of ideas is coming from all over the place.
It's clear that the net is only going to continue to grow, but in products other than the traditional PC's, mobile phones, PDA's, web televisions, etc. Have you heard the "John Clease" voice for the TomTom navigation system? Yes, you use the network to download it.