"Sun Microsystems Inc. on Monday will announce a strategic
five-year agreement with the United Kingdom's Office of Government
Commerce to establish the Java Enterprise System and the Java
Desktop System as the underlying infrastructure and desktop
solutions for the public sector.
"This latest deal comes hot on the heels of the announcement
last month that it had signed a deal with the China Standard
Software Co. to deliver its Sun Java Desktop System in that
"The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) forms part of the
British Treasury and the central purchasing body for the UK
government, and its goal is to maximize value for money for the
public sector in all areas of procurement..."