Sun's McNealy to focus on e-government
- By David Hubler
- May 02, 2006
Dressed in a hockey jersey and shooting pucks into the audience, Sun Microsystems chairman Scott McNealy said “the biggest [business] opportunity today is in e-government.”
McNealy, who recently stepped down as Sun’s CEO, is now the self-appointed head of Sun Federal Systems. He said today he expects to be spending a lot of time in Washington, D.C., where he wants to be involved in “migrating the old world to the new.”
McNealy said the federal government needs to rid itself of a best-of-breed mentality and overcome resistance to phasing out old architectures. He said he doesn't envy the public sector’s purchasing process and acknowledged that his sales efforts will not be pain-free.
McNealy was in Washington to unveil Sun’s new line of servers.
David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.