Web Services Application from AfterBOT Inc. -- ReceiptsPLUS
Sun Technology Delivers Digital Receipts Using In-store POS Data
AfterBOT Inc. has developed ReceiptsPLUS, an XML-based database of
customer transactions that, according to Jim Nadler, senior vice
president, "...is easily integrated with other applications and...that
can be easily accessed and leveraged across other applications. By
leveraging open standards, our customers can upgrade their systems
quickly and easily while at the same time integrate applications like
ReceiptsPLUS with other business applications."
EPL Shifts Technology to Meet Changing Credit Union Marketplace
Software ISV/ASP Moves from UNISYS to Sun Open Net Environment
Hoping to capitalize on the movement toward consolidation among credit
unions, EPL has determined to shift its software products for in-house
use by credit unions away from a UNISYS mainframe to the Solaris
Operating Environment (Solaris OE) running an Oracle database. EPL will
develop new systems on the Java2 Platform, Enterprise Edition
(J2EE) with the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE)
Convergys Turns to Sun for High Availability CRM Solutions
Sun Enterprise Servers, SunSpectrum Program Fill the Bill
To characterize the nature of operations at Convergys as
"mission-critical" is something of an understatement. With clients such
as Sprint, Toys 'R Us, Pfizer and Telewest Communications who have
turned over their wireless billing and customer care support
operations to Convergys, Convergys has a mandate to keep its IT systems up and
running. They turned to Sun for a reliable technology solution.
French Retailer Kiabi Picks Sun Technology for ERP Infrastructure
Sun Fire Server Domain Allocation Solves Capacity Problem
Kiabi has modernized its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
capabilities by selecting technology from Sun Microsystems. The second
largest clothing retailer in France, Kiabi uses a Sun Fire 6800
server equipped with Sun StorEdge T3 disk arrays to power its Retek
application and human resources software from HR Access. The resulting
improvements in productivity and added sales convince Kiabi that it
will recover its costs in short order.
Nominees Sought for Jini Technology Technical Oversight Committee
Three Individual Seats Open
Nominations are now being accepted for three General House members for
the Jini technology Technical Oversight Committee (TOC). The Jini
technology TOC is an
oversight body for the Jini Community program, made up equally of three
individuals (General House), three commercial licensees (Commercial
House) and three representatives from the original contributor, Sun.
Nominations are being accepted through January 31, 2003.
The Three Layers of I-Fabric Architecture
Creating Server Farms and Supporting N1
I-Fabric (Infrastructure Fabric) software from Terraspring consists of
three layers that create server farms within the I-Fabric. The server
farms are managed by Terraspring software. Farm Mark-up Language (FML)
is a Terraspring-developed XML dialect used to represent the logical
blueprint of a server farm. This all works together to support and
enhance Sun's N1 strategy and architecture.
Sun Ray Server Software 2.0 Download Available
Now Deploys on Existing LANs
Sun Ray server appliance software 2.0 is available for download.
Sun Ray server appliance software authenticates users, can redirect
input and output to the Sun Ray thin clients, and includes
administrative functions such as managing authentication policies. New
features of version 2.0 include the ability to deploy Sun Ray thin
clients on existing Local Area Network infrastructure.
Net Talks on Identity Management and Web Services
Join Jonathan Schwartz, Mark Tolliver, Hal Stern and Others
Upcoming Net Talks in January and February include topics of Identity
Management, how Network Identity makes buisness sense, Web Services and
more. Speakers include Mark Tolliver, Jonathan Schwartz and Gary
AFCOM's Spring Conference and Expo
March 23-27, Las Vegas, NV
Sun will be participating in the AFCOM Spring Conference and Expo to be
held in Las Vegas, NV, from March 23 to March 27, 2003. Topics include
mainframe rehosting. An optional data center tour will be available for
MicroStrategy World 2003
February 3-6 in Las Vegas
The MicroStrategy World 2003 event in Las Vegas on February 3-6 takes a
look at the latest developments and trends in business intelligence
(BI). Topics presented will cover enterprise-deployments, advanced
analytics, event-driven reporting with Narrowcast Server, and building
extranet applications with MicroStrategy technology.
Retail Finance Asia-Pacific 2003 Conference and Expo
March 12-14 in Singapore
Retail Finance Asia-Pacific 2003 Conference and Expo will be held in
Singapore on March 12-14. Plenary sessions will focus on defining the
market for retail financial services and understanding segments of
deposit gathering, consumer and mortgage lending and card products.
New Product Marketplace
Tech Source's Raptor 9200 Flat Panel Subsystem
Now Available for Sun Platforms
Tech Source's Raptor 9200 Flat Panel Subsystem (FPS) is now available
with support for Linux and Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris
OE). The Raptor 9200 is capable of on-screen resolutions of 3840 x 2400
pixels and includes a PCI graphics card, color LCD display and software
drivers for Linux and Solaris OE 7, 8 and 9.
Solaris Operating Environment Version of BioAPI Beta
RI Ports Existing Windows Implementations
The beta version of the BioAPI Linux/UNIX Reference Implementation
software from BioAPI will undergo testing, then be available to the
general public. The existing Windows (Win32) implementation was ported
to execute on either Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) or
Linux platforms so that more biometric applications can run on more
systems, as per Homeland Security legislation.
BusinessObjects Data Integrator 6.0
Enhanced Native Support of Relational Database and XML Schemas
The real-time and batch data integration tool, BusinessObjects Data
Integrator 6.0, simplifies and accelerates data movement and data
sharing across the enterprise. It combines enterprise-class extraction,
transformation and loading (ETL) with leading business intelligence
(BI) capabilities. BusinessObjects Data Integrator 6.0 includes enhanced
native support of relational database and XML schemas, and leverages open
standards such as CWM and XML metadata interchange (XMI).