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c11n vs. c9n

12.22.05 | Comment?

Well, here we are before the holiday break….a topic that’s been high on my list of things to communicate is reflected in the title, c11n vs. c9n.

By now, you’re wondering what the heck I’m talking about. That’s fair. We’ve got s12y (serviceability) as a clue. Now I know my CNS folks don’t relish word games, so let’s get down to it.

c9n is cooperation. What exactly is cooperation? It is “the act of operating jointly.” This implies that we’ll interact, but are still separate in our structure and approach.

c11n is collaboration. What exactly is collaboration? It is “the act of working jointly.” This implies each party has skin in the game and will be harmed if the outcome of the act of collaboration is not successful. In an earlier blog I talked about tribalism – collaboration is the opposite of that.

So the point of this entry is this:

  • Cooperation is good, collaboration is better.
  • Collaboration across CNS and Sun is expected. We’ve got one stock ticker, SUNW. That is the measure of our success. If we don’t collaborate, we are all hurt.
  • With that, please have a great holiday season and we’ll see you next year!

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