Sun: Sun Reaches out to the BRIC Billions

first_imgThey are only four counties: Brazil, Russia, India and China, the so-called BRIC countries. Today their economies still are fairly small compared to the US, Europe and Japan. IDC estimates the total global IT market to be $1.16trn compared to $85.1bn for BRIC. But that is changing quickly. By 2050, 44 percent of the world’s GDP will be generated from those four countries, and by that time 18 of the planet’s 20 largest cities will be located outside North America and Western Europe.Jonathan Schwartz, CEO for Sun, sees BRIC as a tremendous opportunity. Of course, Sun is not alone in pursuing the this huge growing market. But unlike Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and many others that are investing in these countries, Sun has a different approach: Open Source. Schwartz sees Sun’s investment in Open Source hardware and software as eventually paying off big time. But in the short term, Sun isn’t seeking huge growth in revenues from these developing nations. It will take much time and patience.Schwartz said that “gain in revenue will be a derivative of market share gain in adoption”. Sun is following Red Hat’s model where economic success followed a period of growth and acceptance by the open source community. Sun will be increasing their presence in these countries over the next three to five years.One example of their approach is with recent negotiations that they’ve had with the Chinese government to adopt the design for a computer processor contributed by Sun to the Open Source community. It’s not clear that high adoption rates of Open Source projects will lead to eventual long-term revenues, but the approach sets Sun apart from other companies.“We are trying to focus in on the next wave of developers, next wave of students, the next wave of research, the next wave of economic growth to best position Sun for growth in the next decade, not the next few weeks or next quarter,” said Schwartz.It’s a refreshing approach, compared to most of corporate America’s focus on short-term revenue and growth.last_img read more

Longtime KUSI Anchor David Davis has passed away

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Longtime KUSI Anchor David Davis has passed away following a fatal traffic accident Posted: September 13, 2018 September 13, 2018 Updated: 9:19 PMcenter_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — KUSI News is sad to report that late Wednesday night, that longtime KUSI anchor and reporter David Davis was killed in a fatal traffic accident.He is survived by his two children and his wife Staci Ortiz-Davis, who has appeared alongside David many times here at KUSI News.David Davis joined the KUSI News team in January 2003, he retired just a few months ago.He died in a traffic accident near Dallas, while on a cross-country road trip.He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a degree in Communications, and was a huge Tennessee Volunteer fan.  Davis anchored in four states across America.He received many awards for his work, including spot news coverage of the Jeffrey Dahmer capture, and week-long 9/11 reports from New York.We pass along our condolences to the Davis family and all those he touched here in San Diego. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more