Enterprise Applications: 10 Reasons Why Sun Is Still Relevant (and One Reason Why Not)

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2009-12-16 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 

10 Reasons Why Sun Is Still Relevant (and One Reason Why Not)

by Darryl Taft
10 Reasons Why Sun Is Still Relevant (and One Reason Why Not)
 
 
 
 
 
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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