Services Briefs: Lightsource, Sun

Services Briefs: Lightsource, Sun

Lightsource becomes Sigaba partner

Canberra-based IT services company, Lightsource Technologies, has been appointed Premium Partner of Sigaba for the Asia-Pacific region and has added the vendor’s range of secure message management solutions to its product line. Lightsource provides the Sigaba secure messaging suite as a managed service through its LightsourceNET Data Centre. “We believe Sigaba is the most significant single advance in the secure commercial communications market,” general manager of Lightsource, Vic Beacham, said. “Organisations now have the ability to harness the ubiquity of email to derive great benefits from its cost effectiveness and reach, with the assurance of security and privacy. Sigaba has stripped away the three major reasons for customer rejection to electronic communications — auditable confidentiality, ease of use, and no installation or maintenance requirements for clients.”

Sun posts net loss of $US125m Sun Microsystems has reported a net loss of $US125 million for the second quarter of its 2004 fiscal year. The loss came on the back of revenue of $US2.89 billion for the quarter, a decline of 1 per cent from its revenue of $US2.92 billion last year. New initiatives, such as Sun’s recent alliance with Advanced Micro Devices, have put Sun in a strong position to use industry economics to deliver extreme performance at compelling price points Sun’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, Scott McNealy, said. He referred to the quarter, ending December 23, as a quarter of progress, despite the fact that revenue dropped from $US2.01 billion for the same quarter last year to $US1.94 billion.

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