Sun Flying in China

Sun Aims to Double Sales in China: "China is a market of huge importance to us strategically," said Don Grantham, Sun's executive vice president of global sales and services. "The plan here is to grow our business very, very significantly." -- Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

It's great to see Sun aggressively moving into emerging markets around the world, especially right here in Asia where I live, and especially because I'm trying to focus on Asia for the future. Also, I think China (and India as well) will help reform the Japanese market since competition is good.
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Yeah, that was a cool announcement, huh? I agree, competition is good, even within the same company.

BTW I'll try to find you to say hello at the Beijing Tech Days!

Posted by melanie gao on September 19, 2007 at 04:46 PM JST #

It's really great to see Sun making such strategic inroads into the Chinese
market. As a renewed Sun shareholder, its really great to hear of Sun's plans to double its revenue in China within three years. (Recent announcements by Sun regarding its new, unprecedented alliance with IBM and Microsoft are all exciting signs of Sun's new vigor and vitality.

It has been announced that Sun plans to drive much of its growth through strategic jv's with existing resellers and distributors, the first of which may be completed within six months.

Could you elaborate on this ? Also, any similar plans for India ?

Posted by Richard Matsumoto on September 20, 2007 at 03:21 AM JST #

It's really great to see Sun making such strategic inroads into the Chinese
market. As a renewed Sun shareholder, its really great to hear of Sun's plans to double its revenue in China within three years. (Recent announcements by Sun regarding its new, unprecedented alliance with IBM and Microsoft are all exciting signs of Sun's new vigor and vitality.

It has been announced that Sun plans to drive much of its growth through strategic jv's with existing resellers and distributors, the first of which may be completed within six months.

Could you elaborate on this ? Also, any similar plans for India ?

Posted by Richard Matsumoto on September 20, 2007 at 03:37 AM JST #

Richard ... Sun has many people in India, and the company is very serious about expanding engineering development there. We are serious about all of the emerging markets, actually, and the established markets as well. I'm not sure about any announcement upcoming about India, but stay tuned. :) We'll be there for FOSS.IN as well as Sun Tech Days.

Posted by Jim Grisnazio on September 23, 2007 at 02:03 PM JST #

Melanie ... I'll be in Beijing and Shanghai. Can't wait. :)

Posted by Jim Grisnazio on September 23, 2007 at 02:04 PM JST #

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