April 4, 2001

A hard look at Sun's future

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes "One day at work we were chatting about the future of the high-tech economy, and a co-worker asked who we thought would still be around in 30 years. I mentioned big companies like IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and Oracle -- but not Sun Microsystems. Why not Sun? While Sun leads the high-end UNIX market, Sun is still a small company that specializes in servers and workstations. Its competitors, IBM and HP, are much larger companies with highly diversified product lines, and they are not dependent on UNIX sales for survival. While IBM and HP can have poor server sales for the next 30 years and still survive, Sun cannot."

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