Sun and Palm Computing Announce Sun Services to Dot-Com Palm Devices for the Enterprise

Sun Professional Services Extends The Enterprise to 3Com's Palm Computing® Platform Products

SunMicrosystems, Inc. [Nasdaq: SUNW] and Palm Computing, Inc, a 3Com company (Nasdaq: COMS) today announced the availability of Sun's consulting services to help deliver enterprise applications and capabilities for handheld computers based on the Palm Computing® platform through the newly formed Sun .Com Consulting practice.

"Enterprise CIOs are seeking to extend their corporate data to handheld and wireless products," said Mark Bercow, vice- president of strategic alliances and platform development for Palm Computing. "With their unique capabilities in delivering enterprise technologies, Sun .Com Consulting is in a leading position to empower mobile professionals by providing them with access to decision-making information anywhere, anytime, on Palm Computing platform products."

"Sun is delivering on our promise of computing for 'Anytime, Anywhere, On Any Device.' The wide acceptance of the Palm Computing platform will make it a primary choice platform for delivering the convenience and availability of enterprise computing to a mobile workforce," said Mark Bauhaus, vice president of Sun .Com Consulting, "with this ultra distributed enterprise environment the opportunities are endless."

Sun .Com Consulting is leveraging deep expertise and enterprise tools like Java® and Jini® technologies to help Palm Computing platorm users realize the power of revolutionary applications in customer relationship management, supply chain management, portal, eBusiness, and other applications.

Sun .Com Consulting practice works with customers or their preferred system integrators to mobilize new and legacy enterprise applications, providing secure, wired and wireless access to internal systems from handheld devices. Sun .Com Consulting services are launching customers into the new era of mobile enterprise computing.

Sun is showing the latest developments in its Java 2 Platform Micro Edition (J2ME), a small footprint Java technology environment that enables secure, dynamic downloading for the PalmOS® software at the PalmSource'99® Conference in Santa Clara. Sun and Palm showed an early version at Sun's JavaOne(SM) Conference in mid-June this year and sponsored an application contest to see unique programs developed during three days. "Making Java technology available for the Palm Computing® platform will be a major bonus for our development community," said Mike Clary, vice president and general manager, Consumer and Embedded, Sun Microsystems, Inc, "and will be a big step forward in solidifying Java technology as the end-to-end enterprise application environment."

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