Sun Offers Customers New eLearning Program

2/26/2003 - Sun Microsystems announced its new High-Performance eLearning Program, designed to help enterprises realize greater value from their learning investments. The program offers customers new features based on the standards-based Sun[tm] Enterprise Learning Platform. In addition, the program offers the new Performance Metrics and Return-on-Learning-Investment Service and eLearning Content Vendor services combined with Sunís global education consulting and an extensive curriculum. These new features allows customers to better minimize risk and lower the cost of implementing an enterprise eLearning system.

The Performance Metrics and Return-on-Learning-Investment tool helps learning executives, such as Chief Learning Officers and HR Managers, to lower risks and assure better learning program results by:

The new eLearning Content Vendor program is designed to help eContent providers achieve standards-based interoperability with the Sun Enterprise Learning Platform. By working with Sun to validate content offerings, providers can promote their Sun ELP-Ready curriculum to enterprises. Moreover, customers can have easy access to a broader range of courses.

"Implementing an enterprise-wide eLearning program requires the commitment of extensive resources by an organization," stated Terry Erdle, vice president of Sun Educational Services. "Todayís learning executives are demanding sophisticated solutions and measurable results that have often eluded them in the past. The new Sun High Performance eLearning Program brings together the expertise, curriculum and technical resources that can help maximize ROI and decrease the complexities and risks associated with deploying a large-scale eLearning program."

The new Sun High Performance eLearning Program is available as either a licensed or hosted version. The licensed version is available in 6 languages and allows customers to install and manage the learning platform behind its firewall and integrate off-the-shelf or custom curriculum from Sun and interoperable third-party vendors. The hosted version, powered by the Sun Enterprise Learning Platform, provides pay-as-you-go pricing model, and includes more than 1,500 courses from Sun and other top learning vendors that are tested for interoperability and is offered, managed, and maintained by Sun.

Each year, Sun trains more than 250,000 students through the Web and at Sun and authorized training locations worldwide. The new Sun High Performance eLearning Program is available in key areas worldwide. Please visit for more information.

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