Friday, August 31, 2007

Please Attention,my friend

Hơi phức tạp 1 tí nhưng đại loại là như sau:

Tuần sau T đi interview để làm tình nguyên viên trong dự án Disability E-library,
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Mới tối qua trước khi hẹn với bạn T có nhận được tin
http://www.iyc-vietnam.org/news/modules.php?name=News&op=viewst&sid=51

T định đi nghe seminar này xong sẽ qua đón bạn này, nhưng nhận thấy cái này cũng hữu ích đối với bạn nên T mời bạn đi chung, nếu bạn quan tâm Ngày mai 1/9/2007 T sẽ chờ trước cổng nhà bạn lúc 13.30.
Nếu bận gì đó hay không muốn đi, không sao cả. T thấy hay nên giới thiệu thui, T không bít bạn có thích đi hay không nữa.

Trong trường hợp không đi được thì khoảng 6.00 PM T sẽ qua đón và đứng chờ trước nhà bạn lần 2, để rủ bạn đi uống nước ở Tomato như đã hứa.
Tại lâu quá không gặp thui ( nửa tháng) và hôm đó T chưa lên thử lầu 1. và cuốn đưa bạn cuốn sách Handbook of Commercial Correspondence.

Cuốn này T thấy hay và có thể bạn cần nó hơn T, T định cho bạn mượn, không biết bạn có quan tâm không.

Nên đi 1 xe cho tiện.

Trong trường hợp không đi được cả 2 lần trên thì thui, không sao. Hẹn dịp khác vậy.
Thân mến, bạn của người có nguyên tắc.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Where is the future of JAVA

I am a fan of Java, ya, I love Ruby, she love coffee, but the symbol of Java is a cup of coffee , and I love Java.
It calls a transitive rule in Maths,
Java is security, scalability, infrastructure, multi platform, and opening thinking in the closed world.

And wonder where we go, the future of Java. It's a programming language, it's my job.
as a programmer, I wanna work as fast as possible, finish a project, take the free time for my friend.
The future of Internet, what drive the market, the demand for IT industry is consumer, the end user. Not me, a programmer, designer, developer.

I see that many many things to learn, I mean techs used in developing a software today, ya, learning curve is tedious. Studying, studying to live, not just a some bad guys like black hacker, just eat and hack.

Friend, family. my job. Social network. the new motivation, connect you and me.
Uhm, reading CEO of Sun micro system . I see it, how about you ?


The Rise of JAVA - The Retirement of SUNW

I've spoken before about the value of brand - this post is a good example. And I wanted to follow up with a few more thoughts, and an important shift in how Sun (NASDAQ:SUNW) presents itself to the world - and more importantly, how the world now presents itself to Sun.

Sun is blessed to have built two of the best known brands on the internet. The Java brand, and OpenOffice (and its cousin, StarOffice).

Presumably, you saw the relationship we just announced with Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), in which they'll be distributing StarOffice for free as a part of their Google Pack offerings - to put this in context, we're now distributing multiple millions of copies of OpenOffice every week (and that's before you count mirror distribution sites). The combined volumes of StarOffice and OpenOffice generate a user and developer community now accelerating well past a hundred million users - across developing economies, developing companies, and across Windows, Solaris, Linux and the Mac OS. As a software product and a brand (all end user software is ultimately both, after all), growing distribution drives opportunity and awareness for everyone involved - for the OpenOffice/StarOffice user and developer community, and as its shepherd on the network, for Sun.

Wherever OpenOffice and StarOffice travel, more users know and trust Sun - what's that brand or awareness worth, especially among tomorrow's decision makers? It's hard to know exactly, but I'd bet more people know Sun via OpenOffice than know us through datatcenters. That's an astonishing assertion, but with the internet now reaching billions of end users, the number of consumers on the internet dwarfs the number of IT professionals. The numbers are staggering.

But with that said, compared to the Java platform, office productivity is relatively esoteric stuff.

Because Java touches nearly everyone - everyone - who touches the internet. Hundreds of millions of users see Java, and its ubiquitous logo, every day. On PC's, mobile phones, game consoles - you name it, wherever the network travels, the odds are good Java's powering a portion of the experience.

What's that distribution and awareness worth to us? It's hard to say - brands, like employees, aren't expenses, they're investments. Measuring their value is more art than science. But there's no doubt in my mind more people know Java than Sun Microsystems. There's similarly no doubt they know Java more than nearly any other brand on the internet.

I know that sounds audacious, but wherever I travel in the world, I'm reminded of just how broad the opportunity has become, and how pervasively the technology and brand have been deployed. Java truly is everywhere.

Ask a teenager if they know Java, and they'll point to their favorite mobile applications, the video uploader for their social network, or their game console. As for working professionals, I had dinner with a financial analyst a few months ago who said he saw the Java launch experience "a few times a day" when accessing intranet applications - as did tens of thousands of his fellow employees. Daily. Global companies like Google and eBay (and Vodafone and Citigroup) are built on Java, every major PC manufacturer bundles Java upon shipment, as does every mobile phone manufacturer, and tens of millions of developers touch it every day in the world's IT shops. Students learn it to get college credits for computer science, and there are more Java courses on university campuses than we ever imagined. Wherever it goes, Java brings limitless opportunity - to Sun, and to our partners that develop, use or deploy it.

So what's that awareness worth? Ask the question a different way - if we wanted to buy that exposure, to touch tens if not hundreds of millions of consumers every single day of the year, across nearly every continent, industry, geography and demographic - what would it cost us? (If you're in the industry, just do the CPM calculus - the Java launch experience is one of the most pervasively viewed exposures on earth.)

As I said, the number of people who know Java swamps the number of people who know Sun. Or SUNW, the symbol under which Sun Microsystems, Inc. equity is traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange. SUNW certainly has some nostalgic value - it stands for "Stanford University Network Workstation," and heralds back to Sun's cherished roots (in academia). Granted, lots of folks on Wall Street know SUNW, given its status as among the most highly traded stocks in the world (the SUNW symbol shows up daily in the listings of most highly traded securities).

But SUNW represents the past, and its not without a nostalgic nod that we've decided to look ahead.

JAVA is a technology whose value is near infinite to the internet, and a brand that's inseparably a part of Sun (and our profitability). And so next week, we're going to embrace that reality by changing our trading symbol, from SUNW to JAVA. This is a big change for us, capitalizing on the extraordinary affinity our teams have invested to build, introducing Sun to new investors, developers and consumers. Most know Java, few know Sun - we can bring the two one step closer.

To be very clear, this isn't about changing the company name or focus - we are Sun, we are a systems company, and we will always be a derivative of the students that created us, Stanford University Network is here to stay. But we are no longer simply a workstation company, nor a company whose products can be limited by one category - and Java does a better job of capturing exactly that sentiment than any other four letter symbol. Java means limitless opportunity - for our software, systems, storage, service and microelectronics businesses. And for the open source communities we shepherd. What a perfect ticker.

And if you wondered why we picked eight strokes for the Java logo, now you know one reason...

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

August 29th, 2007

Sun’s Jonathan Schwartz: Consumers, not IT, driving markets

Posted by Dan Farber @ 12:41 pm Categories: IT Management, Datacenter, Sun, Enterprise 2.0 Tags: Phone, Information Technology, Java, Sun Microsystems Inc., Jonathan Schwartz, Dan Farber
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Sun is holding an Emerging Markets Summit on its Menlo Park, CA campus. CEO Jonathan Schwartz led off the event with this statement: “The Internet is the most powerful social utility the world has ever seen.”

The “social utility” phrase is part of Sun’s new view of the market, which Schwartz said will be defined by the consuming public rather than traditional IT decision makers.

“A gravitational shift in influence is underway, from enterprises to consumers,” he explained. “It is an epoch shift that we are trying to amplify and leverage in our business.” It’s also a shift to emerging markets, which over the next few decades will be larger than the existing established market

Sun’s goal is to provide the “technology utility” solutions to deliver the consuming public services across the Internet.

Schwartz gave an example of consumers driving markets in a financial institution in Africa that was growing banking accounts by passing out phones. The phone allows the value to be stored in the network, which helps bring more efficiency to markets, he said. The phone, and the Internet, is a utility to enable progress. “The Internet is a back channel for the marketplace,” Schwartz proclaimed.

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The shift in populations from rural to technology-enabled, urban areas, and the number of cities of 10 million or more, is where Sun sees a source of the most significant business opportunity, Schwartz said. The majority of those cities are in emerging markets–Sao Paolo – 18M; Mumbai – 17M; Delhi – 14M; Calcutta – 14M; Rio de Janeiro 11M; Beijing – 11M; Moscow – 11M.

And factoid Schwartz offered is that the bottom 72 percent of the world’s population represents $5 trillion in spending power.

By 2050, BRICA (Brazil, Russia, India, China and Africa) countries will represent 44 percent of global GDP, according to Grant Thornton’s International Business Report 2007. BRIC countries will grow their IT spend in 2007: Brazil (12.5%), China (16%), Russia (18.7%) and India (21%) respectively (IDC Worldwide Black Book, V. Q2, July 2007).

Supporting the spending habits of the world’s population by providing computing infrastructure to the companies providing the products and services consumed is where Sun hopes to break out of the pack.

Sun is banking that whenever the consuming public opens a bank account, sends an email, create a business or makes a video, its products and services will providing the computing power.

“There are two sides to our business, like the carriers and Google,” Schwartz said. “Google gives search away for free and monetizes through advertisers. Our business is identical. Financial institutions give free checking and make money on services down the road. We define the technology, brand and standards to bring as many people on line in the most affordable way.”

Sun is also banking that its free and open source software strategy will accelerate its growth. “Market share gain in revenue will be a market share gain in adoption,” Schwartz said, citing Java, GlassFish and OpenSolaris as Trojan horses. “[Growth] doesn’t happen day you pick up the OS. It happens more over time. If look at comparison of adoption metrics, Red Hat or JBoss, it would be interesting,” noting that it took those open source companies several years to gain what could be considered market success.

The big question for Sun is when the company will show the kind of growth in revenue that it experienced in the first wave of the Internet? Sun won’t be alone in seeing the opportunity in emerging markets and the increasing dependence on technology as a way of life.

Schwartz said that Sun’s focus on free software and open source software, like OpenSolaris and Java, and free services, such as what Google and Yahoo offer, are most impactful in defining how consumers experience the world, and that the handset and mobile devices is how most people on the planet will experience the Internet.

Sun, which just changed its ticker symbol from SUNW to JAVA, touts the adoption of Java–more than 4 billion Java devices (1.2B+ Java powered phones, 2B+ Java Card objects, 800M PCs, 6M settop boxes)–as an example of its prowess.

With technologies like Java, Schwartz believes that Sun is in an advantageous position relative to competitors because of its shift to open source and focus on standards-based computing and innovation.

“It’s not a guarantee, since we offer free and open products, and we do a lot of what looks like non-economic activity to get more people to join the net.,” Schwartz said. But at some point they will drive the adoption of technology, he said, and Sun expects to intercept the its share of the insatiable demand.

Sun is building up its relationships with governments that favor open source. “When we have dialogs with governments, all of the sudden we are talking the same language. Governments have figured out that technology has become a social utility. You don’t want to be locked into proprietary technology and they want to have the next Google come out of their nations,” Schwartz said.

Schwartz is taking the long view at a time when speed and volume of growth are what get rewarded. “At the end of the day, we are attempting to focus in the next wave of developers, students, research and economic development so we can best position Sun for growth in next decade, not in next quarter or few weeks,” Schwartz said.

As long as Sun shareholders and board members are willing to be patient, Schwartz has the right vision of the future. Now he has to prove that Sun has the muscle to intercept the massive demand on the horizon.