After reading the latest on the proposed SUN and IBM hookup last week, and the most recent delay, it got me thinking about the impact this would have on the healthcare parts of their business. Although both companies have some good traction in this space (both in Canada and the US) the average Joe doesn’t often hear about them and neither company seems to trumpet healthcare above other verticals. From an eHealth perspective both companies seem to focus primarily on selling infrastructure software, services and hardware at the acute care or Ministry of Health/Medicare level.
Mike – Do you see a good fit or simply a lot of overlap in the Canadian and/or US markets? Will this even work considering that James Gosling (the father of Java itself) says there would “Definitely be a culture clash”