Sun Microsystems Appoints
New U.S. Reseller Council President

The Allied Group Inc.'s Irv Miglietta Takes the Helm


PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 1998--Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced today that Irv Miglietta, president of The Allied Group, an information technologies integrator and a 10 year Sun Authorized Reseller, has been named president of Sun's Reseller Council.

The Reseller Council, comprised of core executives from Sun's Authorized Reseller companies, is an integral part of Sun's reseller initiatives and solidifies the commitment and importance Sun places on its channel.

The Sun Reseller Council was formed in an effort to continue to service and understand its reseller's needs. The Reseller Council serves as an advisory board to both Sun's reseller and geographic sales market area and is one of Sun's key channel programs. Sun relies on the council to provide feedback on issues relating to the channel and developing a broad range of initiatives to support its value-added reseller channel.

"Sun's Reseller area is excited to have Irv Miglietta oversee the Reseller Council. His extensive knowledge of Sun products, channel issues and customer needs will be a great asset to Sun and to all of our resellers." said Dick Bowman, vice president, U.S. reseller channel at Sun Microsystems, Inc.. "By empowering Sun's value-added resellers and enlisting their advice and opinions, we will continue to build and maintain channel health and deliver a strong business proposition to our channel."

"I am pleased to be appointed to this very important position on behalf of The Allied Group and all Sun resellers," said Miglietta. "The Reseller Council is one of the most important programs Sun has developed in support of its resellers and truly shows the value Sun places on its resellers and the feedback they can provide. It's an ideal forum to creatively develop initiatives that serve to benefit Sun resellers."

The Allied Group Inc., headquartered in Glastonbury, Connecticut, provides advanced cutting-edge interactive technology, solutions integration, and data management services to Fortune 1000 companies both nationally and internationally for major corporations looking to solve their business problems through new communication mediums. The company has over 15 years of experience in the industry and a successful track record. The Allied Group's strengths reach beyond technology to embrace clients' business strategies and focus on understanding and protecting the clients' existing investments in technology.

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