With much fanfare last week, Sun Microsystems Computer Corp. introduced its Ultra Enterprise line of server computers. Attacking companies like IBM and Hewlett-Packard that have deeper roots in the business market, Sun claimed its cost-performance advances should speed the transition of banks and other companies from old mainframe systems to Sun's brand of network computing.

Shortly after the announcement, American Banker senior editor Jeffrey Kutler talked with Sun president Edward J. Zander about his approach to the financial services market. Mr. Zander joined Mountain View, Calif.-based Sun Microsystems Inc. in 1987 as vice president of corporate marketing and more recently was president of its SunSoft Inc. subsidiary.

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