Getting the Word Out
By pkasper on Feb 23, 2007
If you've had a chance to hear Jonathan Schwartz talk lately or if you've read his blog, his main message is that Sun is doing a lot of great things, but people and companies still don't know about it. Whether it's our new line of x86 machines or free Solaris, many people still think Sun is a company that sells only SPARC-based hardware with an expensive, "proprietary," UNIX-based Solaris operating system.
Well, I don't work in Sun's marketing department, but I think all of us at Sun can help. So, for the past few weeks, I've been sending my brother-in-law emails about Sun products and how they can help him at his company. My brother-in-law is a system administrator at a company that makes plastic parts for car manufacturers. He mostly administers Windows machines, but he does have a few Linux boxes that run specific applications.
As I said, I've sent him pointers to try out Solaris for free, to check out OpenOffice to negate the cost of Microsoft Office, and to look at the new x86 hardware Sun has to offer (which will run Windows!). So far, I don't think he's switched anything over to Sun yet, but he does ask me questions when we get together and I do have him thinking about it. And, more importantly, he now knows more about what Sun has to offer.
If we can all find one person in our life to "educate" about Sun's great products and services, it will make a difference...for both Sun and our new customer!