PC Week: Sun’s McNealy to unveil new partner strategy

“Sun Microsystems Inc. CEO Scott McNealy next week will announce
a sweeping partner strategy that aims to cement Sun’s position as
an e-business giant.”

“At an event in San Francisco on Wednesday, McNealy is expected
to unveil ‘i-Communities’ — a series of partnerships with leading
e-verticals that will bring together service providers,
integrators, software vendors and dot-com startups across multiple
industries. The initiative aims to make Sun’s products, especially
Solaris-based servers, the standards for launching an

“Sun also announced what it says will be the first in a series
of software bundles to address both vertical and horizontal

“Ultimately Sun hopes to bolster its software presence
across Solaris, Linux and AIX.”