iForce Competency Center for Oracle
Sizing Recommendations, Migration Help and More
The iForce Competency Center for Oracle is a collaborative effort
between Sun and Oracle with the goal of delivering proven performance
and sizing recommendations to customers considering or using Sun and
Oracle Applications. The center can provide you with solutions such as
ERP, decision support, help with migration projects, data warehousing,
Oracle supply chain and CRM products.
Upgrading to Oracle Applications Release 11i White Paper
Choosing a Partner, Planning the Migration
"Upgrading to Oracle Applications Release 11i," a 22-page white paper,
discusses Oracle Applications Release 11i, which includes 50 integrated
applications designed to help transform traditional companies into
e-businesses and to put them in a position to capitalize on the advantages of
Reducing Failover for a European Communications Company
With Oracle9i Real Application Clusters and Sun Fire 4800 Servers
To gain a high degree of uptime and availability, the European
communications company, BT, chose the Oracle9i Real Application
Clusters (RAC), Sun Fire 4800 servers and clustering technology
from Sun. BT wanted to offer its customers reduced failover time and
uninterrupted service for their users. They cut the failover time
Benefits of Upgrading to Oracle 11i for ViewSonic
Real-time, Global View of Operations
ViewSonic, the visual display technology equipment provider, upgraded
to Oracle's version 11i to take advantage of the new functionality in
Oracle Order Management and Financials which provides them with more
consistent reporting and a real-time view of business processes.
NetManage Joins Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I)
Deployment of Legacy Applications as Web Services will Benefit
NetManage now brings its expertise in host access and integration
solutions to the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I). Its
years of experience helping organizations unlock value from existing
legacy systems through the use of open-standards technologies and its
knowledge of interoperability issues associated with host integration
are predicted to enrich the deliberations of WS-I.
Swedbank Markets Adopts Java Technology as Risk Management Platform
Algo Market and Algo Credit Run on Solaris OE, Sun Fire V880 Server
When Swedbank's investment and merchant banking unit, Swedbank Markets,
which handles institutional and large corporate customers who trade
in securities and derivatives in the equity, fixed income and currency
markets, needed to integrate its trading systems with the risk
management solution Algo Market from Algorithmics, it implemented
Java technology for its integration and data transformation
Helping Reduce Downtime with Sun Fire Servers
Dynamic Reconfiguration, Sun Remote Services Net Connect and More
Live System Upgrade capabilities from Sun are a suite of technologies
that include full hardware redundancy and the Solaris Operating
Environment (Solaris OE). Combining Live System Upgrade capabilities
with Sun Fire servers and the Sun Remote Services (SRS) Net
Connect can minimize downtime.
Boise Cascade Office Products Wins Gartner CRM Excellence Award
Shares Credit with Sun iForce Solution Center
Boise Cascade Office Products has become a multinational leader in the
fields of office supplies and furniture, paper and technology products,
customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence systems,
data warehousing and B2B e-commerce. Boise's achievements in the CRM
field were recently validated when Gartner named the company the first
winner of its CRM Excellence Award.
How to Become Your CFO's Best Friend: An Executive Net Talk
Wednesday, February 5
Mark Tolliver and Hal Stern of Sun will present an interactive
discussion of how Sun's relentless focus on network computing can
increase ROI throughout your organization. Bring your questions on
Wednesday, February 5, 2003, 9-10 a.m. PT (12-1 p.m. ET).
Live Broadcast: Network Computing 3.0
February 10 at 9:30 a.m. PST
Don't miss Sun's all-out assault on computing costs and complexity.
Scott McNealy and other top Sun technologists will be there. Will you
be there? See firsthand, via live streaming video, Sun's vision for
network computing -- from the data center to the network edge. It's an
all-out assault on computing costs and complexity, and you don't want
to miss it: February 10.
What You Aren't Being Told About Web Services: An Executive Net Talk
Jonathan Schwartz and Hal Stern
Jonathan Schwartz and Hal Stern of Sun will present "What You Aren't
Being Told About Web Services" on February 12, 2003, to give you the
opportunity to learn about the impact that Web Services will have on
your IT organization and your network and the management issues that
you should be thinking about and planning for today.
Sun Security Summit
March 4-5 in Washington D.C.
The Sun Security Summit on March 4-5 in Washington, D.C. will feature
Jonathan Schwartz and Whitfield Diffie of Sun, and other key executives
and security experts will present strategies for the challenges of
BMC Software Free Webinar Series
On Backups, SQL Development and More
BMC Software is inviting IT professionals to its Enterprise Data
Management Webinar Series ongoing through February. These 45-minute
sessions with a BMC expert will cover topics such as managing database
performance, backups, SQL development and optimizing space.
Learning and Training Week 2003 Conference and Expo
April 28 - May 1, Washington, D.C.
The Learning and Training Week in Washington D.C. has been expanded to
cover corporate, government and higher education. The expo has also
been expanded to offer more technology and non-technology learning
solutions. The programs will include keynote sessions, workshops,
general sessions, panels and tutorials.
Transamerica Life Canada Web Seminar
February 27, 9:00 a.m. PST
Sun and Transamerica Life Canada present a free, one-hour Web seminar
on how Transamerica dramatically reduced its mainframe costs by more
than 50 percent in ten weeks by rehosting mainframe applications onto
more cost-effective, standards-based Sun systems. The Web seminar will
be Thursday, February 27, 2003, at 9:00 a.m. PST.
CRM Technology Decisions 2003
February 12-14 in Atlanta, GA
The CRM Technology Decisions conference is free to qualified CRM
professionals. The event is in Atlanta, GA, on February 12 through the
14th. This conference presents an opportunity to meet with your peers
who are facing similar CRM challenges.
Free and Open Source S/W
Solaris Software Companion CD
Download for the Solaris 9 Operating Environment
The Solaris Software Companion CD includes hundreds of Linux and
other Open Source applications, tools and commands built and packaged
for the Solaris 9 Operating Environment (Solaris OE). The software
is available for download in pre-compiled binary and source code format.
MySQL User Conference & Expo
"Guru" Sessions, Industry Experts
Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president for Software at Sun, will
make the keynote at the First Annual MySQL User Conference & Expo, to
take place in San Jose, California, April 10-12, 2003. The event will
feature "guru" sesions, four tracks and tutorials.
RealNetworks Releases OSI Certified Helix DNA Server Source Code
Features Ninth Generation Media Server
The Helix platform's third source code component, the Helix DNA
Server, is now available to software developers. This latest release gives developers source code access to a major end-to-end media delivery platform, consisting of producer, server and client components.
Treeps Release 1.2.2 Available
X11/Motif-based Real-time Process Tree Viewer
Treeps Release 1.2.2 is now available from treeps.org with updates, bug
fixes and new features. Treeps is a graphical process monitor for
Linux, SCO UnixWare and Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) that
provides tree diagrams of running processes and their associated values
for simplified management. Supported desktops include
GNOME, KDE, CDE and fvwm2.
Best Practices Book for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition
Tips from Various Authors
O'Reilly Editor Robert Eckstein has gathered best practices for the
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) for the book "Java
Enterprise Best Practices" with chapters by various authors. The book
is geared toward developers who have extensive experience with Java
Two Books on Perl
Graphics and Programming
Two books from O'Reilly focus on Perl: "Perl Graphics Programming"
focuses on open-source scripting programs that can be used with
graphics files on the Web; and "Programming Web Services with Perl" is
written for Perl programmers who have no prior knowledge of Web
"JavaSpaces in Practice" from Addison Wesley Professional
For Developing Distributed Systems
Phillip Bishop and Nigel Warren, authors of "JavaSpaces in Practice,"
a book about how to use JavaSpaces technology to build practical distributed
systems, defer to an earlier title on the subject, "JavaSpaces & Trade:
Principles, Patterns and Practice," by Freeman et al., as required
prerequisite reading for those unfamiliar with the subject.
"Apache: The Definitive Guide, 3rd Edition" -- New from O'Reilly
Serves Both Experienced and Novice Apache Web Site Administrators
Ben Laurie and Peter Laurie have written "Apache: The Definitive Guide,
3rd Edition," published by O'Reilly, which covers the latest release,
Apache 2.0, as well as Apache 1.3. Experienced Apache site
administrators will recognize the detailed information included in the
first and second editions, as well as an introduction to using Apache
with open source scripting languages and databases.
Kada Launches Mobile Developer Network Online Community
Resources for Mobile Java Technology Application Developers
Kada Systems, a vendor of certified Java 2 Platform, Mobile
Edition (J2ME) software deployment solutions for mobile solution
providers, has released the Kada Mobile Developer Network (MDN), which
gives developers a central location for information and technology
exchanges and provides a place for a community of collaborators in the
development of mobile Java technology applications.
WatchMark Corporation Joins OSS Through Java Initiative
Spearheads Specification of Service Quality Management API
WatchMark Corp. has joined the OSS Through
Java Initiative. The Bellevue, WA, provider of service
assurance software for wireless networks will collaborate on the
creation of application program interfaces (APIs) that foster an
interoperable ecosystem of OSS solutions. The Initiative's APIs
help service providers jumpstart the deployment of end-to-end services
on next-generation wireless networks and leverage the convergence of
telecommunications and Internet-based solutions.
PointBase Embedded Receives Crossroads 2003 A-List Award
Cuts Development Costs, Minimizes Debugging and Testing
PointBase Embedded, the premier product of PointBase Inc., has received
the Crossroads 2003 A-List Award in the Java Embedded Server software Database category
from Open Systems Advisors Inc. PointBase Embedded is a small-footprint
Java technology Relational Database Management System (RDBMS).
New Product Marketplace
The BrightQ Printing Solution for Linux and UNIX Systems
From Ricoh and Codehost
The Linux and UNIX systems-based printing tool, BrightQ from
Codehost, can now be used with Ricoh networked output devices. With
BrightQ, users can manage printers, complex print jobs and
sophisticated print queues, while providing support for industry
standard printing protocols.
StorageTek, Emulex Jointly Certify Disk Storage Subsystems, HBAs
Improved Technology Gives End Users Cost Cutting Opportunities
Enterprise-class customers who are migrating to next generation
PCI-X-based systems and need SAN interoperability can take advantage of
the jointly developed protocol from StorageTek and Emulex.They have
certified the Emulex LightPulse 2Gb/sec. LP9802 and newly released dual
channel LP9802DC PCI-X Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) for use
with StorageTek's V-Series family of Virtual Disk storage subsystems,
including the V2X and the V960 Shared Virtual Array disk storage
system, for the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) and
Enterprise Content Management with FileNet P8
Integration to CRM, ERP and Other Enterprise Applications
FileNet P8 helps in the
creation of customized ECM solutions to industry- or company-specific
business problems aimed at improving the business decision making
process, increasing overall productivity, customer satisfaction, and