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Sun Wins Motions for Preliminary Injunctions
Microsoft Expected to Appeal

In a ruling handed down on December 23, 2002, U.S. District Court Judge J. Frederick Motz ruled in favor of Sun's motions for preliminary injunction against Microsoft seeking both damages and to require Microsoft to carry the latest Java technology software in its Windows releases.

Nanyang Technological University and Sun Join Forces
Create Centre for Supercomputing and Visualization

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has signed a three-year Singapore $10 million research collaboration with Sun Microsystems to advance research and development in the Nanyang Centre for Supercomputing and Visualization (NCSV), which is affiliated to NTU's School of Mechanical and Production Engineering.

Leasing Business Doubles in FY02 for Sun Australia
Universities and Others Reducing their Costs

Sun Rentals, the financing division of Sun Australia, has seen a 50 percent growth in business in 2002. Customers such as Crane Group Limited, Macquarie University and Charles Sturt University are experiencing cost savings. The leasing program also allows organizations to implement an ongoing technology refresh plan without any increase in their payments.

Sun Canada Opens State-of-the-art Office in Markham, Ontario
Features iWork Technology Model

On December 17, 2002, Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc. officially opened its new 90,000 sq. ft. facility in Markham, Ontario, featuring the iWork model. The iWork Office initiative is based on the hoteling model with unique Sun components such as a Web-based reservation system. Employees use Sun Ray appliance thin clients enabled with smart cards and have access to online resources that allow them to be flexible, not only about where they need to work, but also with the technology tools they need.

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Moving Forward with N1
Terraspring, Pirus Network Acquisitions Bring New Technologies to N1 Vision

Only three months after first laying out the roadmap for the revolutionary IT architecture called N1, Sun has acquired two companies, Terraspring and Pirus Networks. With Terraspring, Sun gains virtualization and infrastructure provisioning technology. Pirus Networks's virtual storage technology allows Sun to deliver a key component of the N1 vision--an open, easily managed storage infrastructure.

Sun Environmental Services Program
Assesses Datacenter Environment to Optimize Availability, ROI

Sun Environmental Services is a tiered suite of integrated global services designed to increase system availability, increase customer satisfaction and reduce service calls by evaluating the customer's physical environment in the datacenter. These services assess physical system layout, air quality and temperature/humidity. Each inspection and/or assessment will comply with Sun Datacenter Best Practices. The intended target market is every Sun Service program maintenance customer.

    Sun to Integrate Sun ONE Software Stack into Solaris Operating Environment
    Pricing Structure Changes from Standalone-per-Buy to per Usage

    Writing in eWeek, Peter Galli comments on the Sun initiative to incorporate all its Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) software components into the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE). Galli includes information on a change in the Sun pricing structure as well, which is moving from stand-alone per product to pricing based on usage.

    Chutney Apptimizer Speeds Up Web Site
    Stores Output of Common Requests on Sun ONE Application Server

    A major investment bank deployed the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) and Chutney Technologies Apptimizer to speed up its Web-based applications and Web site. Chutney Apptimizer assisted the Sun ONE Application Server (formerly iPlanet Application Server) by storing the output of common requests instead of regenerating them for each subsequent request.

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    IP Storage Networks at Work User Symposium
    February 4 - 6, 2003

    The SNIA IP Storage Forum's IP Storage Networks at Work User Symposium takes place February 4-6 at the SNIA Technology Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is the first educational event and demonstration dedicated to bringing together IP storage networking industry expertise and working end-user solutions.

    Free ROI Seminar at Sun in Santa Clara and McLean
    Two January Dates

    David Hadden, President and CTO, New Course Analytics, will present a complimentary seminar at Sun in Santa Clara, CA, on January 15 and in McLean, VA, on January 28, titled "Beyond ROI: Measuring and Optimizing the True Impact of Training, IT, and Other Interventions on the Enterprise."

    FinExpo 2003: Shaping the Financial Landscape of the Future
    Free Seminar Set for January 29, 2003, in London

    With a theme of "Shaping the Financial Landscape of the Future," the free FinExpo 2003 exhibition and seminar opens up January 29, 2003, at the Cabot Hall, Canary Wharf, London. FinExpo 2003 will feature presentations on Web Services, next-generation trading systems, STP, business process outsourcing and risk management.

    Java Developer Connection Online Chats
    Topics: J2ME Wireless Toolkit 2.0, High-Performance GUIs

    Two Java Developer Connection online chats are slated for January. On January 7, 2003 at 9 a.m. PST, there will be a discussion of the Java 2 Platform, Mobile Edition (J2ME) Wireless Toolkit 2.0. On January 21, at 11 a.m. PST, there will be an online discussion on High Performance GUIs with the Java Foundation Classes (J.F.C./Swing) API.

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