Sun Microsystems company
Sun Microsystems has also been involved in the social and cultural environment of the society. Recently in August, the company had released a new social networking game for Face book, a social networking site. This game has enabled the fans of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Games to compete online. The game is for predicting the medal winners of the games in the Olympics. The game application is called MyPicks Beijing 2008.
It enables the contestant to pick either gold, silver or bronze winners for each event during the Olympics after which they will win points for their country if the predictions were correct and after the end of the Olympics games, the country that has the highest points in that game application is declared the winner of the MyPicks Beijing 2008 game. This application was developed by Pramati Technologies.
The development environment used in the creation of the application was the zembly which was released in private beta in June 2008 and is a Sun’s browser-based social application development environment that is used for creating and hosting social applications. The game application is available on the Face book social platform website (Telecomworldwire, 2008). The business culture at the Sun Microsystems is that the people in the company dress in business casual and is generally relaxed.
The Company also treats their employees in great way since the working atmosphere is great. Working environment at Sun is very flexible and the employees in the company are encouraged to work at home. The company pays their employees well and it also gives the employees excellent benefits. The company gives their employees tuition, health fees refunds when they go to universities and health clubs. The working hours are also flexible and the employees in the company believe that the company takes good care of them and their feelings (Indeed.
com, 2008). Demographic factors One of the factors affecting an organization is the demographic factors. From the case study revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 decreased as compared with the first quarter of 2008. On the first highlights Sun reported 83% year- over-year billings growth in its Solaris-based Chip Multi-Threading systems as customers continued to demand nearly 10,000 applications available for Solaris 10, while enjoying the unlimited power efficiency (Clara, 2008).
It reported over a year revenue growth by 12% in the emerging market region with India, Latin America, and a combined Russia, Middle East and Africa. Based on several factors, the sun’s operating results and a constant decline in the sun’s market capitalization, the company decided that there were sufficient indicators to require Sun to perform an interim goodwill impaired analysis (Clara, 2008).
Recently the company has recorded a $1. 445 billion of non-cash goodwill impairment charge during the first quarter of fiscal 2009. Acording to a press release, it said that concerning the forward looking statements regarding the future results and performance of Sun Microsystems involved some risks, uncertainties could differ from those predicted in any such forward-looking statements (Clara, 2008).
Factors that could cause Sun’s actual results to differ from those predicted in forward-looking statements include the changes in estimates or judgments related to the goodwill impaired analysis; competition from other established companies, pricing pressures whereby they are forced to lower the prices in order to be able to compete in the market effectively, the complexity of sun’s products and the importance of rapidly and successfully developing and introducing new products; Sun’s dependence on significant customers, specific industries and geographies; delays in product development or customer acceptance and implementation of new products and technologies and Sun’s ability to implement a new enterprise resource planning system (Clara, 2008). The Sun Microsystems work is to develop the technologies that power the global market place. It drives the network participation through the shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. The Sun Microsystems trade mark is the Network Is the Computer, they include the Sun logo, Java, Solaris, Open Solaris, MySQL, xVM, Virtual Box and Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All SPARC trademarks are based on the architecture developed by the Sun Microsystems (Clara, 2008).