PodTech News: Sun Comes Out Swinging December 7, 2005Posted by John in Technology.
In the latest installment of the “New” PodTech News Jason Lopez reports on the Sun announcement of a new processor upgrade.
The Podcast News Story is at PodTech.net/?p=234
SAN FRANCISCO, December 6, 2005 (PodTech News) – Sun Microsystems says its Sun Fire servers, outfitted with new UltraSparc T1 microprocessors, will make the company more competitive with Dell. The chips, code-named Niagra, operate on less power — generating less heat — with eight microprocessing cores.
Sun CEO Scott McNealy, in a press conference, openly addressed criticism of Sun’s business moves since Internet bubble burst in 2000. The company dramatically fell from its position as a pillar of Internet and enterprise computing.
According to IDC, in the Q3 of 2005 Sun lost share (down 1.5 percentage points from Q3 2004 to 8.7 percent) compared to IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Dell which all gained. But, Sun promises it will out-engineer its competitors and return to its former stature.
Jason Lopez filed this PodTech podcast about the issues facing Sun.