Seems like another busy media day for Scott and Jonathan. Reading all
this coverage over the last two days has been interesting. I have a
feeling there will be a lot more as the dust settles, don't you?
users offer advice to new CEO Schwartz
Tisdale, praised Schwartz's selection. "I think it's a great change,"
said Tisdale, vice president of software development at the
Atlanta-based subsidiary of Siemens Power Generation.
Same song, second verse?
Zeitler, IBM's systems/technology group: "I think the move to
OpenSolaris has been a good one. The move to open up their portfolio to
Opteron and away from Sparc and moderate their investments there is a
smart thing strategically." That's
IBM talking up OpenSolaris there
chiefs on the hot seat
you're an engineer or you're a technologist, you want to come to a
place that appreciates technology and engineering. This is one of the
places that you go do it." -- Schwartz
rises, one sets / New generation, but same vision, for Sun CEO
Del Prete of IDC: "I think Jonathan has shown that he understands the
multiple aspects of Sun's extremely complex business and he has shown
that he can be engaging with customers."
Sun CEO Is Unconventional, Controversial
"When directors at Hewlett-Packard Co. saw a need for a new chief
executive officer, they recruited Mark Hurd, a button-down operations
specialist from NCR Corp. who is now overhauling H-P's sales strategy.
Rival Sun Microsystems Inc., by contrast, promoted a brainy insider who
promises to stay the computer maker's maverick course."
Seek Turnaround Strategy From Sun
was under Schwartz that Sun Solaris, considered by some to be the gold
standard of operating systems, became a free download." And it became
source, too. Let's not forget that part.
I First Met Scott...
Jonathan talks about Scott.
engineer's witty patron
has been the down-to-earth face of the Valley's engineers -- more
comfortable in jeans and sneakers and more apt to talk about golf and
ice hockey than fabulous vacations and yachts."
McNealy was pushed out because he had lost credibility
hope McNealy continues to serve as the company's public face. He's
always been a nightmare for the PR department, telling reporters
exactly what he thinks and producing great quotes." Cute. But I'm not
sure the article really substantiates the headline.
a new CEO is right, Wall St. is wrong and America needs more jails
Scott: "It allows me to go do what I want to do, which is working with
the US government, Japan and our top 20 accounts."
McNealy's greatest hits
Great little video.
All eyes on Schwartz to turn Sun around
“Sun still has the influence -- don’t count them out yet." -- Joe
wasn't just an industry giant, he changed the IT world forever ... Let
us never forget, that without Scott McNealy we would have neither the
Internet nor the open source that powers so much of it. -- Steven J.
moi, you'll be bored silly
oh, 99.9 percent of the white-bread phonies who present themselves as
corporate leaders, McNealy was the real deal when it came to
leadership." -- Charles Cooper
New Boss: The Same as the Old Boss?
is not about how we take a whack to headcount," Schwartz said. "The
goal is to make sure we focus on top-line growth and increasing the
value of our shares."
Microsystems' Big Changes
"The company had its woes, but Sun has been a fountain of original and
innovative thinking over the years." -- Dan Gillmor
An obnoxious piece.
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