HP and IBM are at 5 year highs...Sun...12 year low
Sun's SPARC products are end of life
Sun is trying to get their customers to buy Fujitsu SPARC
Sun is holding onto the "Open Source" Nirvana message and customers are looking to reduce costs
Sun is talking virtualization but does not have a good virtualization product
Sun spent a "cool billion" on MySQL ... I bet they could have gotten it for $250M...or better yet resolved their Oracle relationship problem
I guess after 5 years of begging them to let Sun buy them the price went up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3mSvARJsTg
Anyone on Sun gear from the dot com boom is either looking to get off of SPARC or but cheap Sun stuff until they can move.
Sun bought STK for $2B and the combined revenue is negative....some naive press look at Sun's revenue from 2004 to today and see compound growth and forget they bought STK and they are both treading water.
Sun's optimism is a broken record
KKR will either buy them or dump them....
Sun is no longer a "large cap" stock....the selling has just begun
Sun wasted $3B in the last 6 months buying stock trying to get the stock to go up...and it is at a 12year low...now they play to buy $1B more
The only smart people are dumping Sun or shorting the stock....the stock short is Unreal
It does not help when every employee wants their CEO fired...and you have McNealy engaged again trying to help his successor who is failing
The "chairman of the board" is the lead sales rep
"70% of the world data resides on a Sun platform"
McNealy is smoking dope in his retirement...he is not even playing hockey any more.....and apparently he broke his leg so his golf game is gone.
Scott...you told the board they need a new basketball coach...and they begged you to stay...the time is now to get a new CEO and Chairman...be a man...don't let friendship and emotions kill your baby.