Sun iForce Partner Excellence Award Adds Three New Categories
Three New Categories
There are now three new categories in the 2003 iForce Partner
Excellence Awards, which Sun Microsystems and its co-sponsor,
Computerworld, have added to recognize U.S. iForce Partners for notable
success in leveraging the iForce initiative to promote customer
success.Partners and customers may submit entries online until February 10, 2003.
New Sun Open Net Environment Offerings on Linux
Highlights from Sun's Announcements at LinuxWorld
Sun's announcements at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo include
new offerings of the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) on Linux,
a joint solution with Ximian and other products that support
Sun's expansion into the Intel (x86) server marketplace.
Web Services Reliability Specification Promotes SOAP-based Messaging
Working Draft Designed to Encourage Wider Web Services Use
In an effort to promote wider adoption of Web Services, a group of IT
vendors that includes Fujitsu Ltd., Hitachi Ltd., NEC, Oracle, Sonic
Software and Sun have completed and circulated a working draft of the
Web Services Reliability (WS-Reliability) specification.
Oracle-on-Sun Solutions Result in Improved Profits, Business Processes
Restaurant Chain, Tech Firms, University Benefit from Adoption
Four success stories were presented at the recent Oracle AppsWorld event
in San Diego. Darden Restaurants, PaeTec Communications, Telmar Network
Technology and the University of Northern Iowa all reported on their
selection of the Oracle E-Business Suite running on the Solaris
Operating Environment (Solaris OE), which is an important element in the
Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE).
Sun, Ximian Produce Sun ONE Connector for Ximian Evolution
Integrates Sun Open Net Environment and Linux Desktops to Evolution Email, Calendering
At the recent LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in New York, Ximian Inc.
and Sun Microsystems announced the pending availability of the Sun
ONE Connector for Ximian Evolution, a new product that will provide
complete integration for Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) users
with Linux and Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) desktops to
the Evolution email and calendaring workgroup information client.
Sun Contributes Integration Code to Grid Engine Project
Also Offers Source Code to Jini Network Technology JAM Project
Sun, a long-time proponent of grid computing, has advanced the cause by
contributing integration code to the Grid Engine Project in the form of
Grid Engine Portal portlet technology. The portlet integrates Sun
ONE Grid Engine software with Sun ONE Portal Server (formerly the
iPlanet Portal Server) technology, providing secure access to grid
resources from both inside and outside the firewall to commercial
enterprises and research institutions.
Web Services Offerings: Employee Portal and Identity Management
Burntsand Inc. and Sun of Canada Alliance
Sun Microsystems of Canada and the e-business solutions provider,
Burntsand Inc., have entered into a strategic alliance to provide joint
delivery of Web Services solutions in Canada based on the Sun Open
Network Environment (Sun ONE). The first two offerings will be an
Employee Community Portal and an Identity Management (iM) solution.
Carolina Hurricanes Launch First NHL Wireless Service
Powered by Sun Cobalt RaQ 4 Servers and OceanLake's mScope
As the first NHL franchise to launch a wireless interactive game, the
Carolina Hurricanes declared itself The Home of Wireless Hockey. The
official wireless Web site of the Carolina Hurricanes is powered by Sun
Cobalt RaQ 4 servers and OceanLake's SunTone Certified mScope
Schneider National Ramps Up Service Online and Over the Road
Using Sun RAS Profile Service Increases Uptime, Fulfillment
The orange trucks of Schneider National Inc. are a familiar sight to
the company's customers, who include two-thirds of the Fortune 500, as
well as businesses in Europe, Latin America and Asia. Less visible but
equally critical to Schneider's success are the strides the company has
made in developing Java technology-based transportation and
logistics solutions and implementing them on Sun IT infrastructure to
aid its customers in managing their enterprises.
"Transforming the Economics of Computing" -- White Paper
Using N1 and Terraspring Software to Turn Data Centers into Server Farms
"Transforming the Economics of Computing: Optimizing IT Infrastructure
Utilization," a 14-page white paper, assesses current data center
management practices and makes recommendations toward their reform that
would allow optimal response to business initiatives within the
confines of an increasingly restrictive bottom line. Toward that end,
the white paper recommends adoption of N1, Sun's new unitary vision,
architecture and products for the data center of the future.
Wall Street and Technology Brochure
Scott McNealy Discusses the Importance of Return on Investment
The Wall Street and Technology brochure features Scott McNealy,
chairman, president and CEO of Sun, discussing the importance of return
on investment (ROI) in the financial services industry. Sun recently
launched the eSolutions for STP initiative. The brochure also covers
concepts driving (straight-through processing) STP, lists iForce
partners and examples from the real world of finance.
Web Services Edge 2003 East Conference & Expo
March 18-20 in Boston, MA
Web Services Edge 2003 East conference and expo is the largest
independent event for Web Services, Java technology, .NET and XML.
There will be educational opportunities from the Java University
program, an all-day Mobile .NET workshop and fast path certification for
CTIA Wireless 2003
March 17 - 19 in New Orleans
CTIA Wireless 2003 is a gathering place for network
providers, carriers and manufacturers and users of wireless technology
such as those in the healthcare, government, military and automotive
markets. Special interest seminars will cover mobile wireless
technologies for persons with disabilites.
February 10-14, Houston, TX
Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) will host CERAWEEK 2003,
the annual executive conference for the energy industry. The theme
is Restoring Confidence: Leadership Strategies for
the Energy Future. Speakers scheduled include Daniel Yergin, CERA
chairman; the Hon. Donald L. Evans, U.S. Secretary of Commerce; and
Robert Klein, Senior Vice President, PacifiCorp.
Digital Media Universe 2003
March 4-5, Los Angeles
The Digital Media Universe 2003 conference for media and entertainment
executives (DMU 2003) is being sponsored by Sun. This invitation-only
event will address the opportunities, challenges and solutions in the
digital age. Scott McNealy, CEO of Sun, will deliver the keynote.