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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 the Internet.

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 significantly.

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 capabilities.

    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.

    Java Technology
    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).

    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 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.

    StarOffice 6.0 Suite "New Features Guide"
    A Quick Overview of What's New and What's Different

    The "New Features Guide" to the StarOffice 6.0 Suite reviews the new and improved features and key changes included in the release.

    JavaSpaces and Jini Technology at Freddie Mac
    Running Financial Models in a Distributed Computing Environment

    Frank Sommers interviewed Oliver Zeng, senior technical lead at Freddie Mac, for the Jini Community Newsletter about his work on distributed cluster computing and quantitative model engineering that used Jini network technology and JavaSpaces architecture.

    StarOffice 6.1 Software -- Beta 1
    Beginning March 3, 2003

    Public testing of StarOffice 6.1 Beta 1 -- A Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) offering -- is scheduled to begin on March 3, 2003 and run until May 2. This program is designed to allow users to utilize the full functionality of StarOffice while helping to improve on usability and quality of the product.

    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 corporate security.

    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.

      Developer Tip: Faster Startup for Sun ONE Studio on Solaris Operating Environment
      Tuning Java Virtual Machine

      The Sun ONE Studio Developer Resources Web page offers a developer tip to improve the startup time of Sun ONE Studio 4 update 1, Enterprise Edition on the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) (SPARC Platform Edition).

      Compiling Optimization Options
      For Best Performance from UltraSPARC IIICu processor

      Engineer Darrly Gove's presentation at the SunNetwork Conference 2002 has been made into a tech tip for developers. He offers suggestions for getting the best performance from the UltraSPARC IIICu processor by compiling with the right set of optimization options. Gove cautions developers to know exactly what the compiler is doing before releasing the program.

      Stalker Software and Sophos Anti-Virus Partner to Provide Total Anti-Virus Solution
      Protects CommuniGate Pro Messaging Users

      Stalker Software and Sophos are offering an anti-virus solution to CommuniGate Pro messaging users and customers on the HP Tru64 platform. Sophos supports popular operating systems such as Windows and Mac, including the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE), FreeBSD, SCO Unixware and Linux, giving customers a choice in anti-virus solutions.

      Ingrian and Tolly Group Survey
      Reveals Need for Stronger Security Inside the Firewall

      A comprehensive new enterprise security survey by The Tolly Group and co-sponsored by Ingrian Networks asserts that data is not being adequately protected on application servers and databases within corporate networks. Data is protected as it is transmitted to or from a remote user, but the data is vulnerable once inside the firewall.

      Whitfield Diffie on the Vulnerability of Secrets
      Open Source versus Proprietary Software for Security

      In a cnet news perspectives article, Sun chief security officer and senior staff engineer Whitfield Diffie presents a case for open source software. He examines both sides of the debate over open source software: whether it's better for security than proprietary software.

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