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September 30, 1999
Sun to focus on government jobs in IndiaPrakash Chawla in New Delhi
Last week, Sun Microsystems unveiled a zero-administration desktop technology in the country. The company has a full-fledged division called 'Sun Federal' with an objective to do business with governments across the world.
"We can bring in the Sun Federal resources here anytime depending on the requirement," Pramanik assures.
In a country where computing in the government machinery is negligible, Sun Microsystems sees a big business opportunity.
Over the last few years, Sun Microsystems has in India established its network of business partners and marketing channels.
It has grown in the server segment by about 60 per cent and hopes to continue the trend. (Sun Microsystems has a policy to not disclose the absolute business numbers for a specific country). "We give only global revenue," Pramanik says.
The company is expanding its engineering development centre in Bangalore. Sun Microsystems had a choice between Bangalore and Hyderabad to set up the centre. Bangalore won. "It was a hard choice for us," Pramanik says. Sun Microsystems has also set up a Centre of Competence and an educational centre at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bangalore.
Besides the government sector, other focus areas for Sun include energy, manufacturing and banking. "We work with partners like Oracle, PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG in all these areas," Pramanik claims.
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