Speaking in Shanghai, Sun Microsystems chairman, president and CEO
Scott McNealy announced the new region-wide alliance dedicated to
JavaTM technology. This new alliance follows on the recently
dedicated Java Center of Excellence (JCOE) program, also designed to
foster interest in and use of Java programming language and
architecture in the Chinese market.
Among the dozen partners from the region also in attendance were Hong
Kong partners Global Network Solutions Asia Limited, Automated Systems
(Hong Kong) Limited and Excel Technology International (Hong Kong)
Limited, as well as Taiwan partners Cradle Technology, Stark
Technology, Everlite Technology and China partners Modern Devices, BJ
Teamsun, UFSoft, NEUSoft and Digital China.
This new effort on the part of Sun is grounded in the expectation that
the software industry in China, which grew by 40 percent in 2002 for
revenues of US$13.3 billion, will continue growing at a 30-35 percent
rate in the future. This expectation is coupled with the fact that
domestically developed software accounts for less than a third of the
Chinese market and less than two percent on the global scale.
In order to promote the development of the Chinese software industry,
which is seen as having the potential to rival region-leader India
within a matter of years, Sun is delivering such products as
NetBeansTM 3.5.1 and SunTM ONE Studio 5, Standard Edition in the
simplified Chinese language. Sun is also making the NetBeans integrated
development environment (IDE) available for free download in Chinese.
(The URL is at the end of this article.)
The Sun ONE Studio product is a commercially available Java technology-based IDE
for the SolarisTM Operating System (Solaris OS), Linux and Windows,
designed for use by enterprise developers creating and deploying
two-tier, Java technology-based Web applications and n-tier JavaTM 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EETM) applications.
"Java is a tremendous platform that can reduce overall application
development costs for internal and external projects. Fundamentally,
Java technology can improve the quality of the application development
processes, shorten application development schedules and dramatically
improve time-to-market," said Xie Yun, vice president of Digital China
Ltd at the inauguration ceremony.
"As a founding member of the Greater China Alliance on Java technology, our goal is to spread that message so that companies and the region as a whole can reap the productivity and economic benefits that Java can make possible," Xie said.
Sun plans to open membership in the alliance to JCOE partners that have
built certified Java expertise. Alliance members should appreciate
immediate returns from such an endorsement in the form of a significant
competitive edge when it comes to providing more advanced, higher
revenue and higher margin services to Sun's extensive customer base in
greater China as well as to other potential customers.
"Java's key strengths include helping organizations create reusable
enterprise technology assets, simplifying operational support and
enabling businesses to follow the same process and standards
company-wide," said Walter Fang, chief technical officer of Neusoft
Group Ltd. "These are compelling benefits that can transform the IT
infrastructure of companies and countries."
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