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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:
Jose Campana wrote:What is your opinion about someone pursuing the SCEA 5 certification? Is it still viable or would it be better to get certified on some IBM product like WebSphere Integration Developer, or Message Broker or RAD, etc ?

The topics of these certifications are so different that it's hard to imagine a situation where one could be substituted for the other. Java will be around for a good long time, regardless of whether Sun will be. So whatever perceived or real value a Sun certification had before these rumors started, it will have just about the same value next year.

What Ulf said. The IBM certs are still IBM specific. SCEA is not.


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Billy Tsai wrote:Remeber what happened to Compaq's Alpha Assembly after Compaq was Merged by HP

You mean what happened to DEC's Alpha after DEC was sold to Compaq and Compaq was sold to HP?

That really was a bit of a different case, as HP had a lot invested in the Itanium chips which were a direct competitor to the Alpha chips.

Today's rumor is that IBM will do the deal, buying Sun for $9.50 a share.
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Pat Farrell wrote:
Billy Tsai wrote:Remeber what happened to Compaq's Alpha Assembly after Compaq was Merged by HP

You mean what happened to DEC's Alpha after DEC was sold to Compaq and Compaq was sold to HP?

That really was a bit of a different case, as HP had a lot invested in the Itanium chips which were a direct competitor to the Alpha chips.

Today's rumor is that IBM will do the deal, buying Sun for $9.50 a share.


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Will Oracle consider buying Sun? Oracle doesn’t have OS, Programming Language / Platform and Server Hardware in their portfolio. Buying Sun will add all three things to Oracle portfolio.


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Chetan Parekh wrote:Oracle doesn’t have OS, Programming Language / Platform and Server Hardware in their portfolio. Buying Sun will add all three things to Oracle portfolio.

Solaris is a big money-loser for Sun, and their Sparc-based hardware is fast losing its appeal, so that would not be a good move. Plus, Oracle already has a JVM, so that would have limited value, too.


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Ulf Dittmer wrote:
Chetan Parekh wrote:Oracle doesn’t have OS, Programming Language / Platform and Server Hardware in their portfolio. Buying Sun will add all three things to Oracle portfolio.

Solaris is a big money-loser for Sun, and their Sparc-based hardware is fast losing its appeal, so that would not be a good move.


I am not aware of market share of Sun products, but if above is the case then it will take time for Sun to get suitor.
 
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