Sun Loses 6,000 Watts of Employee Power
Sun Microsystems, one of the few tech companies with true spunk, is pink-slipping
some 6,000 workers
. That's almost the entire population of the small Massachusetts
town I live in.
Sun has been going through a difficult transition. Ten years ago it was like
Apple; almost all of its technology -- SunRay, SPARC and Solaris -- were entirely
its own. It's transitioning to a dual strategy, hanging on to its unique technology
while embracing other technologies (hint: like Windows!).
The Sun layoffs are a pre-emptive strike. It expects business to slump and
customers to delay buys, and wants to get ahead of the problem. Every smart
business person I know is doing the same. What about you? How are you preparing
for what could be an economic tsunami? Give us advice we can use at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on 11/17/2008 at 1:16 PM