Sun Microsystems has reorganised itself into seven divisions to focus on specific technology and services markets to improve time to market and product development.
The move means the end of JavaSoft and SunSoft as autonomous companies, although their products remain in two of the recently created divisions.
Previously divided into five separate operating companies, Sun has appointed a divisional who will report to chief technology officer, Greg Papadopoulos, and chief operating officer, Ed Zander.
Zander said: 'Our goal is to align the organisation more tightly and streamline internal processes so we achieve greater operational efficiency and provide a unified face to the customer.'
Two additional divisions were also created to target the networked storage and consumer Java products. Other divisions include: computer systems, microelectronics, Solaris software, Java software, and customer services.
The move was seen as a response to criticism over slow development of key products, particularly network computers, Java operating systems and clustering software for servers.
The reorganisation will help alleviate problems caused by the independent approach divisions took to the market - particularly with regard to Java developments.
Sun was at the centre of speculation last week that it was looking to buy Netscape. Jim Barksdale, Netscape CEO, attempted to distance the company from any links.
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