Sun s McNealy to focus on e-government

Dressed in a hockey jersey and shooting pucks into the audience, Sun Microsystems chairman Scott McNealy said 'the biggest [business] opportunity today is in e-government.'

McNealy, who recently stepped down as Sun CEO, is now the self-appointed head of Sun's Federal Systems. He said he expects to be spending much time in Washington, D.C., where he wants to be involved in 'migrating the old world to the new.'

McNealy said the federal government needs to rid itself of the best-of-breed mentality and to break down resistance to getting rid of old architectures. He said he doesn't envy the public sector's purchasing process and acknowledged that his sales efforts will not be pain free.

McNealy was in Washington Tuesday to unveil Sun's new line of servers.

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