Thursday Feb 28, 2008

Sun Helps Fulfill the Wish of Third TED Prize Winner--President Clinton

Tonight, onstage at TED in Monterey, Chris Anderson will give an update on the wishes of the third TED Prize winners and how their wishes have progressed since TED '07.  Sun will be there to report on how we've helped prizewinner President Clinton to begin to establish a healthcare system in Rwanda.

Along with AMD and Nokia, Sun is providing technology, training and expertise to help the Rwandan Government, Clinton Foundation and Partners in Health to manage patient records and clinics.

Learn more here.

Thursday Oct 04, 2007

IDEA(L)S AND ACTION: Second Annual CSR Report is Out!

Today Sun issued our second annual corporate social responsibility report.  The report covers all of the work we're doing around opensource, eco, global citizenship and our foundation as well as how socially responsible our entire production cycle is.  The fact that we do this work, and measure and report on it, make me proud to be a Sun employee.  The report covers the work of folks across Sun, from our operations group to HR and production management . . . everyone touches social responsibility at this company.

In our first CSR report, we set out some goals we wanted to achieve, things like ensuring products are RoHS compliant; reducing our greenhouse gas emissions; ensuring privacy checks and balances throughout the product cycle; and ensuring that all of our suppliers comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct.  You'll see here how we're measuring up against those goals and the new commitments we're making.

Got questions or comments?  Send a note to or comment here.  I'm eager to hear what you think.


Friday Jul 27, 2007

Sun "Opens Doors" to Bay Area Students

Yesterday, dozens of students from around the Bay Area visited Sun's Menlo Park campus for a day of learning, discovery and connection with eachother and some of the company's brightest minds.


The launch of a project developed by employees at Sun Brazil, Project Open Doors will be rolled out to all of the major U.S. campuses soon.  Its goal is to eliminate the digital divide by connecting Sun employees and resources with the communities in which they work.  Participants in CORO's summer program, the students had the opportunity to learn about advertising, career paths and opportunities, technology and how they can help end the digital divide in their schools and neighborhoods.

Sun VP Ingrid Van Den Hoogen talks about her career path from math major to technology marketer.

Wednesday Jul 25, 2007

Sun Helps Reuters' Humanitarian News Website Serve Information to NGOs, Nonprofits and Journalists

AlertNet, a humanitarian online news network (, will optimize its capabilities to provide information around global humanitarian initiatives and emergencies through new technology provided by Sun Microsystems. AlertNet is a project of the Reuters Foundation, the non-profit arm of the global news agency.

AlertNet has a network of 400 contributing humanitarian organizations and attracts upwards of 3 million users a year. The site needed a more flexible and dynamic IT infrastructure to improve access to information that relief agencies, journalists and the wider public need to respond during natural and man-made disasters. The combination of servers, software and services deployed by Sun Microsystems will help to better manage the spike in user traffic when a disaster occurs. The Sun infrastructure will also help provide AlertNet with the capabilities to become an online meeting place in the future where users can share experiences, commentary and feedback. With this expanded web presence, AlertNet can continue its mission to support and raise awareness of fast-moving humanitarian crises and to provide early warning of future emergencies worldwide.

AlertNet will consolidate from the current 13 servers to 11 energy-sipping Sun Fire™ T2000 eco responsible servers running the Solaris™ 10 Operating System (OS). The implementation will also include a disaster recovery solution. Sun will provide a dedicated team to provide in-kind consulting services focused on project implementation, technology design and systems integration expertise. The project is expected to take up to eight months and will enable the site to make big strides into new services and audience numbers.


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