Enterprise Applications: 10 Reasons Why Sun Is Still Relevant (and One Reason Why Not)
A nagging question has been hanging over Oracle's long-delayed acquisition of Sun Microsystems. Is Sun still relevant after seeing its once powerful market position slowly but steadily eroded over the past decade? This question rose to prominence back in April, when the database giant first announced its plans to buy out Sun. It's become a critical issue as Sun has continued to hemorrhage cash as Oracle has faced delay after delay in getting regulatory approval of the deal in Europe. But there are still a lot of factors that demonstrate how Sun's products and technology remain relevant and in demand in the IT industry. This eWEEK slide show illustrates why Sun still has a strong market influence.