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Sun Executive Briefing Center Showcases Real-World IT
iForce Solution Center Offers `Try Before You Buy'
Sun has opened a new Executive Briefing Center and iForce Solution
Center in Menlo Park, CA. The Executive Briefing Center and Sun iForce
Solution Center are a powerful combination providing a truly
interactive experience that gives customers a hands-on experience of
the solutions Sun and its partners can deliver and fuels
innovation by providing a glimpse into other possibilities.
Targasys and Sun
Targasys, a division of the Fiat Auto Group, has created Targa Connect,
a business unit that provides special "infomobility" services to
drivers. The interaction with the customers goes through a contact
center, where Connect ensures the availability of an operator 365 days
per year, 24 hours a day. The services are activated on the dashboard
of cars, on GSM mobiles, intelligent mobile GPRS phones and on PDAs.
Putting Mobile Technology to Work in the Manufacturing Sector
Reducing Down-time, Controlling Inventory and Personnel Costs
Nasser Iravani, group manager, Mobile Wireless Market Development at
Sun, urges manufacturing executives not to let the paperwork frame of
mind bog them down in outmoded processes. Businesses that implement
mobile technology will enjoy the tremendous opportunities for growth
that result from the efficiencies available through adopting mobile
solutions. According to Iravani, a standards-compliant open
infrastructure that can scale and adapt to changing conditions is the
Grid Computing: A New Technology for the Advanced Web
by Wolfgang Gentzsch
According to Wolfgang Gentzsch, director of Grid Computing at Sun, the
Grid, like the Web, will be ubiquitous. It will simply become the basic
IT infrastructure for all markets, where it makes sense. What
hardware/software companies can and will provide is the appropriate
hardware and software stack, the gridware, which helps organizations
meet their IT requirements on top of these grids.
Sun Microsystems Laboratories: Speech Integration Group
Exploration of Speech Technology
The Speech Integration Group from Sun Microsystems Laboratories is
exploring software architectures and design issues for speech
applications and is developing a platform that enables efficient
development and deployment of real-world speech systems.
Sun Open Net Environment in E-Government
Meeting the Need for Services-on-Demand
Governments at all levels are responding to the acute need for better
inter- and intra-departmental collaboration and communication across
agencies. Many have adopted the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE)
architecture and platform to provide an open, flexible, robust, secure,
scalable and manageable framework.
Sun and Altio Offer Enterprise Applications in a Browser
XML-Driven Software Platform For Financial Institutions
Altio, a member of the Sun Developer Connection program,
provides an XML-driven software platform for building and
deploying enterprise applications in a browser, based on Java 2
Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technology. Altio serves
financial institutions seeking to provide browser-based access to
complex financial applications. It aids routing, analysis and
manipulation of a large volume of updates per second, delivering
pricing and market data via a dynamic, visual interface.
The Next Wave: Blade Server Computing
Maximizing Data Center Real Estate
Blade Server computing could provide a solution to many business
challenges such as maximizing precious data center real estate,
utilizing resources to their best advantage, reducing infrastructure
complexity, managing costs in a volatile business environment and
delivering highly available and reliable IT platforms and services. The
18-page white paper, "The Next Wave: Blade Server Computing," discusses
how the technology can be utilized.
Sun Fire V480 Server Architecture White Paper
An In-depth Look at the Server and its Possible Applications
The white paper describes the architecture of the Sun Fire V480 server
in detail, beginning with a system block diagram. It includes a
detailed explanation of the UltraSPARC III Cu processor design, along
with descriptions of the memory subsystem, PCI Bus, standard
interfaces and supported peripherals.
Transition and EOL of Sun Enterprise 3500 and 4500 Server Systems
Last Order Date January 2003; Product Supported Until April 2008
With the introduction of new Sun Fire Midframe UltraSPARC III
processor-based systems now more than a year old, Sun has opened Phase 3 of the
Sun Enterprise 3500-6500 server product line end of life (EOL). Key
components such as system boards, CPUs and memory will continue to be
available. Also being transitioned from the price list are the 250MHz/4MB
UltraSPARC II x-option module microprocessors and the Sun Creator 3D
Horizontal Graphics card.
Sun StorEdge 3300 Series
Extending the Promise of Complete Storage Solutions
The Sun StorEdge 3300 Series products extend Sun's promise of
Complete Storage Solutions by delivering enterprise features into the
workgroup. Available October 15, 2002, the new storage arrays will
enable small to medium businesses do more with less. Open to
heterogeneous environments, these products are ideal for Sun customers
who need compact, ultra-dense, ruggedized disk arrays to simplify
storage planning and management. The first product in the series will
be the Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI array.
Education and Research
Sun Network Academy Program
Teaching UNIX Systems and Solaris Operating Environment
The Learning Portal, part of the Sun Network Academy Program (SNAP) is a
resource for students and instructors concerned with preparation of system
administrators for the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) and
the UNIX system. Other resources include the College Resource and
Instructor Support Program (CRISP) administered by North Lake College in
Dallas, Texas, and the Cisco Networking Academy.
Digital Libraries Consortium
Library and Museum Special Interest Group
The Digital Libraries Consortium aims to keep Sun customers up-to-date
with relevant Sun Technology and open standards initiatives, to provide
support for the user community and to provide a forum to discuss
Basic Technologies Skills Training and IT Workforce Development
Training Programs Available Through Sun Initiatives
The Authorized Sun Education Center - Academic Initiative offers basic
technology skills training. The IT Workforce Development program delivers
basic technology literacy training and technical training on Sun
technologies and provides students and instructors with leading edge
technology solutions from Sun and solution partners.
StarOffice Software Teaching Community of Interest
Training for K-12 Schools Using This Office and Productivity Suite
Sun has created the StarOffice software Teaching Community to serve
primary and secondary schools that have adopted StarOffice, the full
features office and productivity suite from Sun, and are working to
integrate this powerful tool into curricula and instruction.
K-12 E-Learning Community of Interest
Resources for Using Sun Technologies to Support E-learning
E-learning in K-12 is a Sun education community of interest, designed
to connect you to technology, resources and experts. Sun builds and
supports communities of practice, sponsor events and publish high
quality resources to further partnerships with educational
EDUCAUSE 2002 Conference Showcases Sun Technology in Education
Wayne State University, NYU, WGBH and Others Participate
At the recent EDUCAUSE 2002 Conference, Sun shared its booth with
universities and solutions providers to demonstrate how Sun technology
is being applied in administration, infrastructure, digital libraries
and e-learning. Participants included Wayne State University, NYU
"Essential System Administration, 3rd Edition"
Covers DHCP, USB Devices, SNMP and More
"Essential System Administration, 3rd Edition" by Aeleen Frisch is the
definitive guide for UNIX system administration, covering all the
fundamental and essential tasks required to run such divergent UNIX
systems as AIX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris Operating
Environment (Solaris OE), Tru64 and more. "Essential System
Administration" provides a clear, concise, practical guide to the
real-world issues that anyone responsible for a UNIX system faces
From Prentice Hall PTR
Prentice Hall has published two new titles that are written for
developers and programmers who need a hands-on approach to learning
Insights and Innovative Techniques" by Dan Livingston and "The
Web Services Books
Basic and Advanced
Prentice Hall has just published two books on Java technology Web
Services: "Java Web Services for Experienced Programmers" by Harvey M.
Deitel and Paul J. Deitel and "Web Services Explained: Solutions and
Applications for the Real World," by Joe Clabby.
Halting the Hacker: A Practical Guide to Computer Security
Second Edition by HP Security Architect Donald L. Pipkin
Hewlett-Packard security architect Donald L. Pipkin has updated his
book, "Halting the Hacker: A Practical Guide to Computer Security,
Second Edition," to include today's most critical threats, tools and
responses. Pipkin's book offers practical, step-by-step countermeasures
for protecting any HP-UX, Linux or UNIX system.
"Trusted Computing Platforms: TCPA Technology in Context"
edited by Siani Pearson
The Trusted Computing Platform Alliance (TCPA) has delivered a complete
specification, TCPA 1.0, for building trusted computing platforms atop
trusted hardware. In "Trusted Computing Platforms," leaders of the
initiative illuminate TCPA for every systems developer and
decision-maker by placing TCPA in context, outlining its goals,
techniques and powerful implications for the future. The book also
explains how TCPA can be used to protect data, software environments
and user privacy.
"The Streaming Media Handbook" and "The MPEG-4 Book"
Two New Books on Media
Eyal Menin's book, "The Streaming Media Handbook," covers
practical solutions for Webcasts, media-on-demand and private corporate
intranet applications. "The MPEG-4 Book" by Fernando Pereira and
Touradj Ebrahimi provides practical solutions for next-generation
VoiceXML: Introduction to Developing Speech Applications
by James A. Larson
"VoiceXML: Introduction to Developing Speech Applications" by James A.
Larson introduces the process of developing speech-enabled
applications. This text answers fundamental speech user-interface
questions as well as skills, practical steps and pragmatic solutions
for developing user-friendly speech applications.
by Ron Hitchens
In his book "Java NIO," Ron Hitchens explores the new New Input/Output
(NIO) API for the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
version 1.4 in detail, showing developers how to use these features to
greatly improve the efficiency of the code they write.
Developing Multilingual Web Applications
Using JavaServer Pages Technology
Norbert Lindenberg's article, "Developing Multilingual Web Applications
Using JavaServer Pages Technology", starts with a brief introduction to
the JavaServer Pages (JSP) technologies, for a better
understanding how to use them to approach internationalization issues.
His article also discusses several core problems intrinsic to the
development of multilingual Web applications, and describe how to solve
them using JSP technologies: locale determination and localization,
character encodings and formatting and parsing.
WMA 1.0 Final Specification Available for Download
An Optional Package for Java 2 Platform, Mobile Edition
The Wireless Messaging API (WMA) 1.0 final specification (Java
Specification Request 120) is now available for download. The WMA is
an optional package for the Java 2 Platform, Mobile Edition
(J2ME) that provides platform-independent access to wireless
uPortal Source Code
Allows Best Practices of Java Technology Development
Sun evaluated the open source uPortal code to allow best practices
and design patterns of Java technology development, thereby assuring top
performance in heterogeneous university and college IT environments.
With the uPortal framework gaining momentum throughout the education
community, Sun reinforces its support of the JA-SIG to further promote
collaboration and the sharing of applications and best practices among
higher education institutions.
New Product Marketplace
HeyAnita's FreeSpeech Gateway Server 3.0
High-performance Integrated Media Server Software Solution
HeyAnita Inc. has released its FreeSpeech Gateway Server, Version 3.0,
a high-performance, integrated, media server software solution that
empowers companies with flexibility and choice, including support for
most leading operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Solaris
Operating Environment (Solaris OE), Linux and HP-UX.
MigraTEC Signs JB Cubed to Market Application Migration Solutions
To the Federal Government and Major IT Contractors
MigraTEC has selected JB Cubed to act as its sales agent for the
federal sector, marketing MigraTEC's 32Direct and 64Express automated
enterprise application migration solutions in addition to the company's
OS/2 migration services to the federal government and major IT
ADIC StorNext Management Suite 2.1 Adds New Features
For High Performance Data Access
Advanced Digital Information Corporation (ADIC), a provider of
Intelligent Storage solutions for the open systems market, has
announced new high performance features in the latest version of its
StorNext Management Suite (SNMS) data management software for Storage
Area Networks (SANs). The new features will give IT departments
guaranteed service levels for selected applications, as well as
expanding supported media environments to include additional high
performance, enterprise-class tape technologies.