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NEW SUN ENTERPRISE LEARNING SOLUTION TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
Globalized Learning Technologies
Build on Sun's International Training Expertise to Deliver Enterprise Solutions
SANTA CLARA, Calif.-October 2, 2002 -- Building on its
experience as one of the top IT training companies in the world and a leading
provider of organizational learning, Sun Microsystems, Inc., announced today the
rollout of its new worldwide enterprise learning solutions, anchored by its
globalized Sun(tm) Enterprise Learning Platform. The globalized platform
combines with Sun's worldwide education consulting services and continually
expanding learning content and delivery options to provide richer learning
experiences to globally diverse student populations. For the enterprise, this
can mean reduced training costs, better managed skill development for a more
competitive workforce, improved organizational performance, and a more effective
way to help meet regulatory requirements and deploy new products and services.
Furthermore, the new enterprise learning solution will prove even more valuable
to multinational organizations in delivering training to employees in different
The new Sun Enterprise Learning Platform now provides
significantly greater functionality for French, German, Korean, Japanese and
simplified Chinese language users who can now enter data using their specific
language and cultural conventions. Key features for the globalized learning
platform will allow for greater localization of data, messages and system
labels, for example, and customers will be better able to meet organizational,
professional, and cultural requirements, promoting ease of use and a more
satisfying learning experience.
This new globalized technology platform will be backed up
by Sun's worldwide education consulting staff with its years of experience in
working with the training needs of organizations around the globe. Education
consultants help companies plan, deploy and manage learning solutions by
starting with an organization's business goals, and focusing on learning
strategy, learning management and learning content as appropriate.
Sun also has been constantly expanding its learning
curriculum to meet enterprise customers' needs. It has complemented its own
extensive IT technology training with other business curriculums including
subjects such as soft skills, sales training and technology content from other
Furthermore, Sun is already delivering this rich content
through the Web and in classrooms at over 400 Sun and authorized locations in
over 60 countries.
As an important part of Sun's enterprise learning solutions
strategy, Sun works with other providers of learning technologies and curriculum
content to provide a best-in-class approach in helping companies effectively
manage their organizational talent. This collaboration allows Sun to fully
exploit open learning standards-based solutions for its customers.
"With its worldwide infrastructure, presence, learning
methodologies, and consulting services, coupled with the new globalized
platform, Sun has created a truly unique capability for meeting international
enterprise learning needs," said Terry Erdle, vice president of Sun
Educational Services, the Sun Services training group. "This enhancement
gives Sun's enterprise learning solutions an edge in an increasingly global
Please visit www.sun.com/training and click on the country
of choice for more information on learning solutions for each location.
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position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and
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