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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.

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    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 mobility engine.

    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.

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    Solaris 9 12/02 Operating Environment (Intel Platform Edition) Release
    Runs on 32 bit PC Systems Based on x86 Compatible Processors

    Beginning with the Solaris 9 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) update release 12/02, Sun is introducing support of the x86 platform (Intel Platform Edition). New features in the Solaris 9 12/02 OE are password management framework for LDAP, UFS Logging performance enhancements and Network Cache Accelerator (NCA) multiple instance server support.

    Project JXTA Brings Maturity to Peer-to-Peer Solutions
    Opens New Possibilities for Business Case Applications

    Daniel Brookshier, Sing Li and Brendon Wilson explain how Project JXTA can be used for P2P solutions and assert a business proposition for it. They also examine the role of server-side functionality and whether or not P2P can replace a server and the expected market for P2P in the next few years.

    Marix Integrates AppLink Technology With StarOffice 6.0 Software
    Remote and Local Users Can Alter Documents That Stay on Secure Server

    Marix Technologies Inc. has reached a licensing agreement with Sun Microsystems Inc. to integrate StarOffice 6.0 software into Marix's technology. This agreement, which integrates StarOffice 6.0 software with Marix's AppLink and permits central hosting for StarOffice, will enable remote and local users to securely edit and return changes to StarOffice documents without those documents leaving the secure server.

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    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 XML developers.

    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.

    CERAWeek 2003
    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.

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    On the Market: Sun StorEdge SDLT 320 Desktop Tape Drive
    Ideal for Workstations, Small and Mid-range Servers, Manual Backup

    The Sun StorEdge SDLT 320 desktop tape drive, with its 160 GB single cartridge capacity and 16 MB/second throughput speed, is the ideal product for non-automatic backup operations, for workstations and for small and mid-range servers. With the introduction to the market of this drive, Sun is also lowering the price of the Sun StorEdge DLT8000 tape drive.

    Sun StorEdge L5500 and L6000 Tape Libraries Get New Part Numbers
    Sun Services Program Installation Now Included as Bundle

    Sun Services program installation of the Sun StorEdge L5500 and L6000 tape libraries is now available as a bundle. At the same time, Sun is transitioning the Sun StorEdge L5500 and L6000 tape libraries without installation from its price list.

      Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Software License Transfer Offer Now Worldwide
      Offer Now Includes Asia-Pacific (APAC) Market

      The Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Software License Transfer (SLT) offering, previously available only for the Americas and EMEA, is now available in the Asia Pacific (APAC) market.

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      Resources for Migration From HP MPE/iX to the Solaris Operating Environment
      HP MPE/iX Intrinsics

      The kit for migrating from HP MPE/iX to the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) contains resources, tools and knowledge from Sun and its migration consultants. HP MPE/iX Intrinsics is one of the technologies discussed on the HP MPE/iX page.

      SVG- 1.1 and Mobile SVG as W3C Recommendations
      Language has Changed

      The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has issued Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 and Mobile SVG Profiles as W3C Recommendations. SVG 1.1 separates SVG capabilities into reusable building blocks, and SVG Mobile re-combines them in a way optimized for mobile devices.

        Solaris Operating Environment Analyzer for C/C++ and Cobol Source Code
        Version 1.2 Upgrades

        The Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) Analyzer for C/C++ and Cobol Source Code is an application based on Java technology that is used to identify porting issues in C/C++ and Cobol source code files. Version 1.2 has now been upgraded to support the Cobol language.

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