Wednesday May 16, 2007

We've been doing road-shows and launches of Sun's Managed Operations services throughout Asia/Pacific over the last year ..



This year has been fun!! We've enabled a true global delivery enablement for our Managed Operations services portfolio, and we've done road-shows, events, press briefings, talks across the region. Looking back we've been to the following cities across the Asia/Pacific region: Tokyo/Japan, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia, Bangkok/Thailand, Seoul/South Korea, Delhi/Mumbai/Chennai in India, Melbourne/Perth/Brisbane/Sydney in Australia and Auckland/Wellington in New Zealand. Shortly there will be a Greater China event in Macau as well.. all in all we've met a lot of interesting people, talked to a number of them, had great fun, shared thought leadership, ideas, road-maps, capabilities .. and just to give you an example of the content we went through, I thought I would share a quick pod-cast from one of the events we held. This pod-cast stems from a Customer Briefing Series event that was held in Sydney/Australia on the 22nd of November 2006. The file itself is about 16mb and is an edited version of the whole session. Most of the talk is done by myself and Stephen Power (Sun colleague), and you can find it here! Due to the size, I had to place it on my own system for easy access.

.. and not forgetting; if you have any questions, comments, suggestions etc.. please do not hesitate to get in touch .. anytime .. anywhere! 


 /Jorgen Skogstad




Monday Aug 23, 2004

The Australian Tourism FAQ

I got this before heading off for vacation half a year ago. I still find it amusing since it - sort of - captures the typical aussie replies ... I love their mentality!

Australian Tourism FAQ

These questions about Australia were posted on an Australian Tourism Website and obviously the answers came from a Aussie.

1. Q: Does it ever get windy in Australia? I have never seen it rain on TV, so how do the plants grow? (UK)
A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around watching them die.

2. Q: Will I be able to see kangaroos in the street? (USA)
A: Depends how much you've been drinking

3. Q: I want to walk from Perth to Sydney - can I follow the railroad tracks? (Sweden)
A: Sure, it's only three thousand miles, take lots of water...

4. Q: Is it safe to run around in the bushes in Australia? (Sweden)
A: So its true what they say about Swedes.

5. Q: It is imperative that I find the names and addresses of places to contact for a stuffed porpoise. (Italy)
A: Let's not touch this one.

6. Q: Are there any ATMs (cash machines) in Australia? Can you send me a list of them in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and Hervey Bay? (UK)
A: What did your last slave die of?

7. Q: Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Australia? (USA)
A: A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe. Aus-tra-lia is that big island in the middle of the pacific which does not... oh forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Kings Cross. Come naked.

8. Q: Which direction is North in Australia? (USA)
A: Face south and then turn 180 degrees. Contact us when you get here and we'll send the rest of the directions.

9. Q: Can I bring cutlery into Australia? (UK)
A: Why? Just use your fingers like we do.

10. Q: Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir schedule? (USA)
A: Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which is...oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday night in Kings Cross, straight after the hippo races. Come naked.

11. Q: Do you have perfume in Australia? (France)
A: No, WE don't stink.

12. Q: I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Can you tell me where I can sell it in Australia (USA)
A: Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.

13. Q: Can I wear high heels in Australia? (UK)
A: You are a British politician, right?

14. Q: Can you tell me the regions in Tasmania where the female population is smaller than the male population?(Italy)
A: Yes, gay nightclubs.

15. Q: Do you celebrate Christmas in Australia? (France)
A: Only at Christmas.

17. Q: Are there supermarkets in Sydney and is milk available all year round? (Germany)
A: No, we are a peaceful civilisation of vegan hunter gatherers. Milk is illegal.

18. Q: Please send a list of all doctors in Australia who can dispense rattlesnake serum. (USA)
A: Rattlesnakes live in A-meri-ca which is where YOU come from. All Australian snakes are perfectly harmless, can be safely handled and make good pets.

19. Q: I have a question about a famous animal in Australia, but I forget its name. It's a kind of bear and lives in trees. (USA)
A: It's called a Drop Bear. They are so called because they drop out of gum trees and eat the brains of anyone walking underneath them. You can scare them off by spraying yourself with human urine before you go out walking.

21. Q: I was in Australia in 1969 on R+R, and I want to contact the girl I dated while I was staying in Kings Cross. Can you help? (USA)
A: Yes, and you will still have to pay her by the hour.

22. Q: Will I be able to speek English most places I go? (USA)
A: Yes, but you'll have to learn it first.




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