James Governor of Redmonk provides an interesting perspective of Sun here
but ignores some important considerations. I figured I would outline a few...
But consider that Windows revenues this quarter fell by more than 24%.
Do you believe that Windows is any less popular? I would argue that the adoption of Windows is growing. Pricing pressures are not the same as lack of adoption.
Sun is in recapture mode. It needs to have the make-side in its pocket before the POs start rolling in. The make-side: makers and doers, hackers and players. The people that get things done long before a CIO asks them how they did it.
OK, how many Fortune enterprises are in San Francisco? How many CIOs do you think will attend CommunityOne? Do you acknowledge that there are more Fortune 100 Enterprises in the Hartford CT area than in San Francisco? If so, is this the right event in the wrong location?
Enterprises like to pay for software. We’ll see after next week, but if markets are conversations I suspect the market may be saying something fairly positive about Sun through next week.
If enterprises like to pay for software, shouldn't that be a hint to Sun that they need to do a better job at marketing to enterprises? When do you think the last time Sun provided a technical briefing to developers on my side of town? Bet you didn't know that Microsoft does this at least twice a month.