3GSM World Congress
Feb. 17-21, Cannes, France
The 3GSM World Congress, scheduled for Cannes, France during February
17-21, 2003, features an accommodating agenda that allows
participants to register for sessions of interest in a compact
format. There is a 2-day Technical Congress, a 2-day Content & Service
Congress and a 1-day Mobile Enterprise and Wireless Ventures Session.
The more than 600 exhibitor stands include a new Gaming Zone and
Content Zone. A variety of admissions prices are available to cater to
the interests of all registrants.
2003 Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition
Feb. 9-13, San Diego, CA
The 2003 Annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
(HIMSS) Conference and Exhibition is set for February 9-13 at the San
Diego Convention Center. This year's Conference and Exhibition features
the newest developments and innovations in the healthcare industry,
along with information, government regulations, technology mandates,
new system developments and much more. Sun will be present in a
variety of partner booths and space will be available for customer
Training 2003 Conference and Expo
Feb. 24-26, Atlanta, GA
Training Magazine's 26th Annual Training Conference and Expo, scheduled for February 24-26 in Atlanta, GA
and co-located with Presentations Conference and Expo and Online Learning
Spring, represents an annual convergence of the world's leading
corporate, government and non-profit executives and front-line managers
in the training, presentations and e-learning sectors.
Mass eComm Association Forum: Auto-ID Adoption
Industry Leaders Share Experiences and Projections
The Mass eComm association presents a space-limited forum on Friday,
January 17, 7:30 a.m. to Noon, in Burlington, MA, on the advantages of
using Auto-ID, chips with a radio frequency, to track products instead
of the bar code. Presenters from Sun, Gillette and CVS Pharmacy are
Entry Level Servers
New PCI Cards Introduced for the Netra 20 Servers
Sun XVR-500 Graphics Accelerator, GB Ethernet Network Interface Cards
The Netra 20 servers support two new PCI cards: a Sun XVR-500 graphics
accelerator and a Gigabit Ethernet network interface card. The Sun XVR-500
graphics accelerator provides 24-bit color, high-resolution 2D and 3D
graphics, with 32 MB graphics memory and 16 MB texture. The other card
is a high-performance adapter designed to maximize the performance of
Sun servers and workstations.
Three PCI Cards and Storage Options
Sun Fire V120 Server, Netra 120 Platform Targeted
Three new Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) cards are being
offered as X options on the Sun Fire V120 server: the Sun GigaSwift
Ethernet UTP, the Sun GigaSwift Ethernet MMF and the PCI dual-channel
Ultra-3 differential SCSI host adapter. Also, the Sun StorEdge D2
array is now supported on the Sun Fire V120 server and Netra 120 platforms.
Understanding Solaris 9 Operating Environment Directory Services
Secured LDAP Client Directory Server Requirements
Tom Bialaski, senior staff engineer of the Sun Integrated Products
Group, wrote an article in the December Sun BluePrints OnLine
examining the differences between the Solaris 8 Operating
Environment (Solaris OE) Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
Client and the Solaris 9 OE Secured LDAP Client. Bialaski also
explains how to support them on the same directory server. In addition,
he details troubleshooting tips for common implementation problems.
Performance Oriented System Administration
Relying on the Default Configuration
According to Bob Larson, writing in the December 2002 Sun
BluePrints OnLine, using the default configuration for an operating
system helps ensure that cascading effects don't overly complicate
system tuning and maintenance. In some cases, however, you might need
to tune a system. When making important trade-offs (for example, of
speed over space efficiency), you might need to tune an OS algorithm or
data structure. Larson's article explains the algorithms and
heuristics surrounding the most important tunables and describes
several kernel tunables and the algorithms behind them.
Cross-Platform UNIX Systems Software Packaging with OpenPKG
Leverages Red Hat Reports Package Manager for Bootstrapping
OpenPKG is a software development and packaging project initiated by
Cable & Wireless, an international Internet Service Provider (ISP). The
project aims to create a modular and flexible UNIX subsystem for
cross-platform software packaging and installation. The intended target
community consists of systems administrators faced with a large and
diverse set of UNIX system servers.
"Information Security Policies Made Easy, Version 9"
The Complete Guide to Corporate Information Security
NetIQ (formerly PentaSafe Security Technologies) has released the most
comprehensive set of information security policies available:
"Information Security Policies Made Easy v.9," by Charles Cresson
Wood. The book contains a completely revised text, policies organized
in ISO 17799 format and a Web-based CD-ROM version, which is fully
linked and searchable.
Books on Java Foundation Classes/Swing API, Jess Introduced
"Swing" Updates for J2SE 1.4; "Jess In Action" Covers Rule-Based Programming
Manning Publications has introduced two new books. The new second
edition of "Swing" by Matthew Robinson and Pavel Vorobiev updates its
coverage of the Java Foundation Classes/Swing (JFC/Swing) library
for the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.4. The
second book is "Jess In Action: Java Rule-Based Systems," a handbook
for programming rule-based systems.
Covers XML Development Environment
"The XMLSPY Handbook" reviews XMLSPY 5, the XML development environment
used by more than one million users. Author Larry Kim,
technical director at Altova Inc., shows how to create and validate
documents, design XML schemas and
WSDL files, and build and debug XSLT stylesheets.
"Storage Security: Protecting SANs, NAS and DAS"
Author of "Hack Attacks" Focuses on Storage Systems
"Storage Security: Protecting SANs, NAS and DAS" is a 408-page handbook
from security expert and "Hack Attacks" author John Chirillo. Chirillo
and co-author Scott Blaul analyze
storage area networks (SAN), direct-attached storage (DAS) and
network-attached storage (NAS). They examine strengths and weaknesses,
describe architectural security concerns and considerations, and
identify ways to implement and design more secure storage systems.
Security+ Certification from CompTIA
Skills List, Training and Exam Information
The CompTIA Security+ certification exam was developed by leading
industry experts from all sectors of the IT industry, including training
and academia, consulting firms, government and other affiliated
associations. The technology community has identified Security+ as the way
to validate knowledge of information security.
Sun Enterprise Network Security Service
Early Access Release Available
Sun has made available an early access release of Sun Enterprise
Network Security Service (SENSS). Source code
is available for download and is licensed under the Sun Community
Source-Code License. Sun Enterprise Network Security Service is a
Java technology-based security tool that enables organizations to
audit and secure their systems and networks in modern corporate intranets.
Vulnerability in Sun Cobalt RaQ 4 Server Appliances
With Security Hardening Package Installed
The CERT Coordination Center has issued a security advisory concerning
a vulnerability in Sun Cobalt RaQ 4 server appliances running Sun's
Security Hardening Package (SHP). The vulnerability allows remote
attackers to execute arbitrary code with root privileges. Patches and
workarounds are available.
New Product Marketplace
ILE-Capable AS/400 Rehosting Tool
Enables One Source Code for Multiple Platforms
California Software has released its RPG ILE version of its
AS/400 rehosting tool. End users and independent software vendors can
now utilize California Software's Integrated Language Environment (ILE)
capabilities to rehost native AS/400 applications. This means that the
developer or end user can migrate to a multi-platform version of their
AS/400-based software without having to rewrite it.
CrossOver Office Server Edition 1.3.1
Allows Operation of Windows in Distributed Thin-Client Environments
CodeWeavers Inc. has unveiled CrossOver Office Server Edition, which allows
enterprise users to operate popular Windows software in a distributed
thin-client environment for both Linux and Solaris Operating
Environment (Solaris OE). CrossOver Office Server Edition 1.3.1 also
offers a simplified, less expensive licensing setup based on concurrent users.
TeamShare Integrates TeamTrack into Serena ChangeMan DS
Automated, Comprehensive Change-Management Solution
TeamShare has integrated its TeamTrack defect and issue-management
solution with Serena Software's Serena ChangeMan DS, the software
change manager for distributed systems. The integration enables
development teams using TeamTrack to manage changes to multi-level,
multi-platform software applications and maintain a version control
history throughout the application lifecycle.