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Sun Microsystems Enhances Web Ordering Process

Sun Microsystems Inc. rolled out an enhanced Web-based ordering service for its new Darwin workstations, and a custom integration service for its more complex high-end workstation and low-end server products.

"Our ultimate goal is to make the Web the primary desktop access for all customers, including resellers, to do business with us, and we will continue to expand our Web-based services toward that end," said Al Ormiston, vice president and general manager of the companys SunExpress Business Group.

Customers in the U.S. can order Sun's new Ultra 5 and Ultra 10 workstations online at SunExpress, where they can select system configurations, obtain a corporate discount, place orders, and view the status of their orders.

Sun's Configure-to-Order program is a new service that delivers custom hardware configurations of the company's midrange and high-end workstation products and Sun Enterprise 1 and Sun Enterprise 2 servers at no additional charge. Customers indicate the systems they need, then select options from a list of available hardware additions.