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An Eternal Quest for Incremental Improvement

My employer (Sun Microsystems, Inc.) has announced another round of layoffs, which will eliminate as much as 18% of Sun's workforce (around 6000 jobs), will save the company $700 million to $800 million. We have also announced the departure of the head of Software Group, Rich Green. With this ...


I really don't understand the point how changing the ticker symbol from SUNW to JAVA is going to bring a great difference to Sun's brandname. I would suggest some more brilliant changes like Java Microsystems, Inc., JavaOS, JavaFire, JavaOffice, JMC (Java Managament Center), Java Java (well, that is ...


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This post represents my personal views on a strongly controversial topic. First, my employer, Sun Microsystems cannot be held responsible for whatever I have mentioned here. Second, this post is mainly influenced by the letter from the Senators available in the open domain and any dispute to the post ...

Disclaimer

This may be a controversial topic. This post solely represents my views on the topic. It doesn't have any damn thing to do with my employer, friends, relatives, dog, car and a pair of old socks. I want the readers to make some analysis before jumping into conclusions ...

Cisco on friday announced that it would buy Scientific-Atlanta for $6.9 billion. So, this will be the second largest acquisition ever made by Cisco. This acquisition will help them to enter home entertainment segment. But IMHO, I don't feel that there is going to be a good ROI ...


When I bought a big lot of Sesa Goa after the split of the stock, some of my friends asked me not to do it as the fundamentals of the stock was not that good. But I didn't listen to them. Now, they will defintely worry for what they ...


Check out the history of acquisitions by Google and recommendations for future here.


Today when I was trying to use my online banking at ICICI Bank's website, I have come across an advetisement in thier page stating that "Don't want us to call? Register here". They have introduced an online system where you can register your telephone or mobile number to ...


Andy Kessler's new book "How We Got Here: A Slightly Irreverent History of Technology and Markets" is available for free download. This book is an interesting reading. It touches from the historical scientific events to the latest markets.


Indian stock market witnessed a horrible crash today on profit booking. The BSE SENSEX closed at 6,248 (down 220 points) and the NSE NIFTY closed at 1,954 (down 72 points). The downside was seen across all sectors however the Software sector witnessed a big downside. The crash was ...