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Vizzavi's Multi-channel Access Portal
Wireless Technology in European Marketplace

Vizzavi NL, based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, is delivering content and services through a multi-channel access portal, clearly demonstrating that the use of wireless technology is receiving widespread acceptance in the European marketplace. Vizzavi NL sought the assistance of the Sun Professional Services program in designing and implementing the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technology-based application architecture for the multi-channel access portal.

Features
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Toshiba America Business Solutions
Portal from Sun and BEA

Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. (TABS) implemented a business-to-business dealer portal, called the FYI Portal. Implementing a portal allowed TABS to consolidate dealer access to all its disparate business applications and allowed it to implement a sophisticated entitlements structure to maintain secure access for the more than 15,000 users. Sun Enterprise 420R servers power the portal.

Nasdaq's New SuperMontage Trading System
Steven Randich, CIO of NASDAQ

The Summer 2002 issue of OpenFinance Magazine features an article titled "Market Forces" by Steven Randich, chief information officer at the Nasdaq Stock Market. Randich explains what the market is hoping to achieve with Nasdaq's new SuperMontage trading system that will aggregate quotes and orders, providing access to more possible trades.

Network Communities
Sun Labs Projects

The Network Communities group is a small research group in Sun Labs focused on understanding the work practices of distributed groups and building technology to support and enhance these practices. Projects include Awarenex Awareness and Communication for Mobile Users, ConNexus Instant Messaging for the Enterprise, CCC Study Report -- "Designing to Support Distributed Collaboration" and Sun SharedShell Multi-User Terminal with Collaboration Features.

Software
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Training and Support for the StarOffice 6.0 Office Suite
StarOffice Kick Start and More

Training and support services from Sun can help you take full advantage of the features offered by the new StarOffice 6.0 Office Suite -- a Sun ONE Software Offering -- or transition from other office productivity tools quickly and easily. StarOffice 6.0 Office Suite training accommodates different learning styles, including Web-based training, low-cost instructor-led classroom training or customized on-site training.

GNOME 2.0 Desktop for the Solaris Operating Environment
Beta 1 Release

The GNOME 2.0 Desktop Beta 1 Release, an advanced user environment for the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE), is now ready for testing and evaluation. This release was built and packaged by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Hardware
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Designing the UltraSPARC III Cu Microprocessor
Backward Compatibility, Scalability, Performance and RAS

Sun designed the UltraSPARC III Cu microprocessor with a focus on backward compatibility, scalability, performance, reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS), creating a product that runs just as effectively on the Sun Blade family of workstations as on the 106-processor Sun Fire 15K enterprise servers. Sun's commitment to the SPARC architecture will continue to be demonstrated by refinements to the UltraSPARC family of processors.

Storage
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Sun StorEdge SAN 4.0
New Components and New Configuration Rules

Sun StorEdge SAN 4.0, featuring new components and new configuration rules has been released. Its new features include 2 Gb switch support, 2 Gb FC Network Adapter (HBA) support and world class SAN diagnostics for resolving problems with minimal customer impact.

Choosing Network Storage Configurations: Sun BluePrints OnLine
Calculating Redundancy and Reliability Factors

"Network Storage Evaluations Using Reliability Calculations," Selim Daoud's Sun BluePrints OnLine article uses a case study to introduce concepts and calculations for systematically comparing redundancy and reliability factors as they apply to network storage configurations.

Developer
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Memory Allocation and System Limits
Ultra Workstations and Memory Allocation

This article contains information on how address space is allocated and used. There is also a summary of memory allocations which the developer may have some control over, and how the different allocations fill the process address space. Topics covered include the pmap, stack and ulimit, and heap and malloc.

Building Fast Code on UltraSPARC Processor-based Solaris OE
Using Sun C++ Software Compilers

Engineer M. Amjad Khan presents some of the best options for optimizing application performance on UltraSPARC technology-based machines running the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE). Kahn provides guidelines for using the most effective Sun C++ software compiler options to build fast code on UltraSPARC processor-based Solaris OE.

ONC+ Developer's Guide
Programming Interfaces Guide and SPARC Assembly Language Reference Manual

The ONC+ Developer's Guide describes the programming interfaces to remote procedure call (RPC) and the network name service (NIS+) and assists you in developing and implementing distributed applications. The Programming Interfaces Guide describes the SunOS software 5.9 network and system interfaces used by application developers. The SPARC Assembly Language Reference Manual describes the language in which the source files must be written and includes descriptions of the pseudo operations that allow control over the object file.

Getting Started in Services on Demand
With Sun Open Net Environment

An 18 page white paper titled "A Field Guide to Services On Demand and Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE)" describes the features and benefits of using Services on Demand, as well as a high-level design overview of the various components and technologies used in creating them. Sun uses the term Services on Demand to describe local applications, client/server applications, Web applications and Web Services.

Publications
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"Java and XML Data Binding"
By Brett McLaughlin

"Java and XML Data Binding," author Brett McLaughlin's latest book, promises relief to the legions of programmers with a need to work in XML but who lack the time to become experts. Data binding, according to McLaughlin, will find enthusiasts among those developers whose priorities are business-driven, those who need to work with people, names, addresses and phone numbers rather than elements and attributes.

Java Technology
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Registration and Discovery of Web Services
Using JAXR with XML Registries

A recent article on the Java technology Web site was titled "Registration and Discovery of Web Services Using JAXR with XML Registries such as UDDI and ebXML" by Qusay H. Mahmoud. Mahmoud's comprehensive article demonstrates how to use the Java API for XML Registries (JAXR) to publish Web Services in XML-based registries and query the registries.

Sun and Google
Building New Search Capability for Java Technology Web Sites

Sun and Google have built a new search capability for Sun's Java technology Web sites. Currently in public Beta testing, the service makes it extremely easy to locate the most sought-after content on java.sun.com, as well as search the entire contents of Sun's Java technology Web sites.

Security
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"Network Security with OpenSSL"
By John Viega, Matt Messier and Pravir Chandra

According to John Viega, Matt Messier and Pravir Chandra, authors of "Network Security with OpenSSL," the Internet is a more dangerous place than most people realize. "Many technical people know that it's possible to intercept and modify data on the wire, but few realize how easy it actually is. If an application doesn't properly protect data when it travels an untrusted network, the application is a security disaster waiting to happen," says Viega. The only book to thoroughly document this important security technology is "Network Security with OpenSSL."

Wireless Security Services from Sun
Sun Professional Services Program

The Sun Professional Services program works with key wireless service providers and enterprise customers to deliver architectural solutions that can help enterprises understand a variety of models for bridging their enterprises to the wireless world. Specific focuses of the program include wireless standards, security assessment, security architecture and security implementation.

New Product Marketplace
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Mount Clemens General Hospital Selects QuadraMed Affinity
For Patient Revenue Cycle Management

Mount Clemens General Hospital (MCGH) in Mount Clemens, Michigan, has chosen QuadraMed Corporations's Affinity, Quantim and Chancellor software products to manage its complete patient revenue cycle. The multi-year license agreement, which includes patient registration, master patient index, patient accounting, coding, medical record abstracting, utilization management, contract management, document management and electronic data interchange products, represents a multi-million dollar investment for the 288-bed acute care osteopathic hospital.

Opsware System 3 from Loudcloud
Automates Critical IT Services

Opsware System 3 software automates critical IT services associated with managing servers and business applications. It also lowers costs, improves quality and eases management of complex application environments. Opsware is designed for companies in several industry groups with 100 or more servers under active management. Opsware System 3 offers IT automation in four key areas through Opsware's Service Automation Modules (SAM's).

AmmoCore Debuts Breakthrough Chip Implementation Solution

Enables Rapid Timing and Design Closure

AmmoCore Technology has introduced the Silicon Fabrix design platform, which includes a patent-pending physical implementation architecture and complete netlist to GDSII methodology. The unique combination of architecture and methodology enables a highly automated implementation flow that offers very accurate early predictability and a unique feed forward flow that assures initial predictions will be met in the final design without multiple iterations.

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