Sun commences development road show

Sun Microsystems is chasing developers at this year’s Gitex. The vendor, better known for its Unix machines, is determined to drum up support for its software business among the local ISVs and the university community.

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By  Greg Wilson Published  October 6, 2002

Sun Microsystems is chasing developers at this year’s Gitex. The vendor, better known for its Unix machines, is determined to drum up support for its software business among the local ISVs and the university community. The series of Gitex seminars are going to be just the beginning of a region-wide initiative to win developers to Sun’s Java banner.

“Because organisations in the Middle East have such a diversity of solutions within their IT environments, regional developers need a development platform that offers ease of integration, greater freedom of choice [and] system compatibility,” comments Amanda Cummins, marketing manager, Sun Microsystems Middle East & Africa.

“Participants in Sun’s Developer Days at Gitex will leave the event with greater insight into how they can build highly secure, open, robust and viable solutions with real applicability for this region,” she adds.

Sun will host two full-day seminars that demonstrate firsthand the business benefits of the Solaris operating system and its Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) application development tools. Attendees can participate in hands-on sessions focused around building reliable and secure internet-enabled solutions for specific vertical industries or horizontal web services.

“Gitex provides an ideal occasion to educate the developer community about how to build applications that provide real value to an organisation,” explains Cummins. “Companies are evaluating software that enables them to get closer to their customers and maximise internal efficiencies,” she adds.

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