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New Programs for iForce Channel Partners
Sun Streamlines Channel Structure, Targets Partner Profitability
Sun has enhanced its iForce Partner Program model for channel
partners and improved associated partner support programs. Sun has
established eight new incentive programs to reward and recognize any
title transfer partners who have invested heavily in Sun's business;
have a unique value-add; lead with their own application solution on
the Sun platform; or can move the team into new accounts to which Sun
has not previously had access.
iForce Solution from Sun and Infosys Technologies
Retail Banking Reference Architecture
Sun and Infosys Technologies Ltd. have unveiled a new iForce solution
based on the Retail Banking Reference Architecture. Based on a
Web-based architecture, the Retail Banking Reference Architecture has
been documented through implementation and sizing guides to help banks
accelerate the delivery of Web-based, end-to-end banking solutions.
Sun and Core Banking Systems
Retail Banks Worldwide Seeing Benefits from Sun Technologies
Sun is expanding its initiatives in financial services. In the past,
Sun's focus on Securities and Capitals market has led to considerable
success by helping Wall Street build today's robust infrastructure for
financial institutions. After significant success in Retail Banking,
Sun has broadened its footprint into Core Banking Systems.
UNIX Systems Myths and Mysteries
Compatibility and Cost Issues for Solaris OE vs NT
Sun Microsystems has listed five myths regarding the Solaris Operating
Environment (Solaris OE) versus Windows NT solutions. One of them is that
Solaris OE doesn't
run in an NT environment. In fact, Sun says Windows desktops and
servers coexist with Sun workstations and servers frequently. For the other
four myths, check out the Web version of this article.
RiboTargets Runs Drug Discovery Platform on Sun Compute Farm
Screens More Than 20 Million Chemical Compounds
RiboTargets Ltd., a privately owned pharmaceutical company that
specializes in anti-infective research and development, has developed a
unique computational screening platform technology, RiboDock, that
supports the rapid and effective generation of lead compounds from
target structures. RiboDock is run on a Sun compute farm that has
enabled the researcher to burn through more than 400,000 processor
hours in the study of the bacterial ribosome.
Improved Return of Material Authorization (RMA) Process
Sun is offering a new and improved Return of Material
Authorization (RMA) process -- SunReturns. SunReturns is a new
Web site designed to help customers return old Sun and other
systems tied to their new system purchase using Sun's Upgrade Allowance
Program. It offers a simplified six-step process.
Implementation Service for the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series
Offers Project Management, Consulting
Sun has added a Sun StorEdge 9900 series Implementation Service to
provide project management and consulting services to complement the
existing Sun StorEdge 9900 Installation Service. Implementation Service
customers get a site audit, build specifications, project management and
testing. Both installation and implementation services are offered together.
SunSpectrum Instant Upgrade Parts
For Sun StorEdge L180 and Sun StorEdge L700 Tape Libraries
There are new Sun StorEdge SDLT 320 tape drive SunSpectrum
Instant Upgrade (SUI) parts for Sun StorEdge L180 tape libraries and Sun
StorEdge L700 tape libraries. Benefits of the SUI program include
ease of ordering and increased customer satisfaction.
Sun StorEdge 12-month Availability Suite Consulting License
Good for Migration, Consolidation Services
A new 12-month consulting license for the Sun StorEdge Availability
Suite software gives consultants, resellers and integrators the right
to use the software to perform services such as migration or
consolidation between heterogeneous storage devices for their customers.
The license can be installed at an end user customer site for up to 45
days per engagement. After that point it will need to be re-installed
for the next 45 days as needed until the 12-month expiration.
"Linux System Security: The Administrator's Guide to Open Source Security Tools"
The second edition of "Linux System Security: The Administrator's
Guide to Open Source Security Tools" by Scott Mann, Ellen L. Mitchell
and Mitchell Krell covers firewalls, intrusion detection,
authentication, secure Web Services, VPNs and much more. This new
edition includes coverage of Bastille and OpenSSH, plus key tools such as
sudo, portmap, xinetd, tiger, tripwire, ipchains, pam and crack. The
authors show how to prepare systems for production environments,
prevent common attacks, even protect mixed Linux/UNIX environments.
"J2EE and JAX: Developing Web Applications and Web Services
Author Transforms Standalone Program into Web-enabled Application
Michael Yawn's new book, "J2EE and JAX: Developing Web Applications and
Web Services," is the first to cover the Java 2 Platform,
Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and Java APIs for XML (JAX) in a
A New Guide to Dealing with Identity Theft
Prevention, Detection, Investigation and Recovery
John R. Vacca has written a definitive guide to dealing with the
fastest growing crime in America, identity theft. "Identity Theft" was
written for technology professionals, security specialists, law
enforcement professionals and technologically-aware laypeople.
"The Business and Economics of Linux and Open Source"
New Book Outlines Ways to Improve Competitive Advantage
Thousands of enterprises are cutting costs, gaining flexibility and
discovering powerful new sources of business value through the use of
Linux and open source. Now, the task has been made easier with the
publication of Martin Fink's new book, "The Business and Economics of
Linux and Open Source."
New Product Marketplace
Borland InterBase 7 Accelerates Application Development Lifecycle
High-Performance Embedded Database Offers Fast, Affordable Deployment
Borland Software Corporation has released InterBase 7, a
high-performance, embedded database designed to strengthen Borland's
deployment arm, improve developer productivity and enhance application
performance. Unlike most databases, InterBase requires little to no
administration, is relatively quick to install and is designed to lower
DataFlux Introduces Version 5.0 for Extensible Data Quality Management
<li>EDQM -; Bringing Data Quality to the Enterprise: Anywhere, by Anyone,
at Anytime, on Any Data
Offers Re-engineered, Integrated Product Set
DataFlux Corporation has introduced the Version 5.0 release
for dfPower Studio, Blue Fusion SDK, and dfIntelliServer
(formerly called Blue Fusion CS). Version 5.0 from DataFlux allows
customers to apply data quality to all
data types and link data together seamlessly and effortlessly from any
location/line of business within an organization.
Audium 3.1 VoiceXML Software Eases Voice Application Management
New Release Cuts Programming Requirements, Adds OA&M Capabilities
Audium delivers complete voice solutions to leading businesses across
market sectors. The provider of VoiceXML applications has now released
Audium 3.1, which gives businesses more choices when deploying VoiceXML
applications with support for the Sun Solaris Operating Environment
(Solaris OE) platform and the latest version of Nuance ASR.