mBalance and Sun Deliver Wireless Solution, Hardware to O2 Netherlands
Infrastructure Delivers GSM, SMS, WAP
O2 Netherlands has turned to mBalance and Sun to provide the TextPass
Intelligent SMS Monitoring, Statistics and Routing solution it requires
to deliver mobile anytime, anywhere services such as GSM, SMS, WAP,
GPRS (and soon UMTS) to its clients.
Sun and Bytemobile Inc. Target Mobile and Enterprise Markets
Macara Optimization Service Node Software Runs on Sun Servers
Sun and Bytemobile Inc. will deploy Bytemobile's Macara Optimization
Service Node (OSN) software running on Sun Netra 1405 servers for
the mobile operator environment and the Sun Fire V100 and Sun
Fire V120 servers for the enterprise environment at Sun's Wireless
Solution Center in Menlo Park, California.
Vehicle Consumer Services Interface from Sun and Ford
Offering Customized Information Services
Sun has partnered with Ford Research Laboratory to create the Vehicle
Consumer Services Interface. The architecture allows for a range of
information services and devices to be added to a vehicle design.
Devices such as cell phones, pagers and PDAs could all be enabled to
offer future car buyers custom information services from their vehicles.
Sun and Softwired Integrate iBus//Mobile Solution with Sun Open Net Environment
Enterprise Mobile Users Realize Seamless Access to Web Services
Sun has collaborated with Softwired to incorporate the Swiss company's
iBus//Mobile solution into the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE)
platform. This venture will promote seamless access to Web Services for
enterprise mobile users of Java Message Service (JMS) applications.
Sun, Sybase and SPSS Develop New Fraud Solution
Healthcare Industry Will Benefit First
A collaboration between Sun Microsystems, Sybase and SPSS has resulted
in the development of an analytical business solution that will allow
healthcare organizations to detect and fight back against fraud. The
Predictive Fraud Detection solution may also help healthcare organizations
comply with federally mandated Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements.
AdvanceMed Markets CompareCare with Sybase Solution, Sun Servers
Serves Large-volume Payer Needs with Enterprise Power at Low Cost
AdvanceMed Corporation has chosen the Sybase Solution for Economical
Data Management to power its CompareCare analytic and reporting
solution, which runs on the 8-way Sun Fire V880 server and Sun Fire
Sun and Nokia: Mobile Content Delivery for Wireless Service Providers
Sun Services to Resell Nokia Delivery Server
Sun and Nokia have signed an agreement on digital content delivery for
wireless applications and services. Sun Services will resell the Nokia
Delivery Server as part of Sun's new Data Service Delivery Framework
(DSDF) to service providers and operators.
Amdocs Enabler Benchmarks on Sun Servers
Large Deployments of Billing and CRM Tests
The Amdocs Enabler from billing and CRM product provider Amdocs and its
extended configurations (Amdocs Mobile and Amdocs Wireline)
demonstrated unmatched scalability and performance capabilities in
recent benchmark tests running on Sun servers. The tests utilized
real-world customer scenarios and were monitored by a number of Amdocs
tier 1 customers.
Texas Instruments Migrates IT Infrastructure to SAP, Sun Servers
Improvements in Overall Business Operations Result from Upgrade
Texas Instruments has migrated the systems for its accounting, logistics,
material management, sales and distribution, and production planning and
control functions to SAP 4.0B using Sun Fire V880 servers and Sun Fire 6800
servers running the Solaris 8 Operating Environment (Solaris OE).
March 12-19, Hannover, Germany
CeBIT 2003 will be held in the Hannover Congress Centrum in Germany.
Exhibitors in Internet park will showcase Java technology
solutions, Linux, 3-D graphics, m-commerce, banking and financial
services, IT security and more. Researchers will be featured at the
The ICT World Forum at CeBIT
March 10-11 in Hannover, Germany
ICT World Forum @ CeBIT 2003 will be held March 10-11 in Hannover, Germany.
The program is an invitation-only event for chief level leaders in ICT. This event will take place just before CeBIT. Speakers from Alcatel, Samsung and more are scheduled.
Creating Java Platform Web Services Free Seminar
February 25 in Santa Clara, CA
Sun and Systinet will co-sponsor a free, half-day tutorial for Java
platform developers that will focus on creating and deploying SOAP Web
Services on February 25 at Sun's Santa Clara, CA, campus.
"The Evolving Solaris Kernel: Past, Present & Future"
Free Seminar: March 5 in Sacramento, CA
Senior Sun Engineers, Jim Mauro and Richard McDougall, will be featured
in a seminar on the changes to the Solaris Operating Environment
(Solaris OE) up to the Solaris 9 OE. The complimentary and exclusive
breakfast seminar is scheduled for Wednesday March 5, 2003, in
Sacramento, CA. They authored the book, "Solaris
Internals: Core Kernel Architecture."
Two Sun and SunGard Seminars
SWIFTNet and STP are the Highlights
With SWIFTNet migration mandatory in 2004, and penalty fees coming for
those who haven't complied by Q4 2004, SunGard Business Integration
and Sun Microsystems are presenting three half-day executive seminars
starting in February. SunGard will also be presenting a breakfast on
the latest advances in straight-through processing (STP) in March.
Food Marketing Institute's MARKETECHNICS 2003
February 23-25, Dallas, TX
The Food Marketing Institute's MARKETECHNICS trade event focuses on the
products and services specific to the retail/wholesale community. Sun
and other companies such as American Express, IBM, Microsoft and NCR
will be exhibiting technologies at this event.
MassWIT's Women's Leadership Conference
March 6, Burlington, MA
MassWIT is hosting its inaugural Women's Leadership Conference on March
6, to coincide with International Women's Day. The event, sponsored by
Sun, will explore how women lead and live, as well as emerging trends
in technology. The full-day event will feature top women speakers, an
evening expo with reception and other festivities.
Instant Messaging Planet Spring 2003 Conference & Expo
February 24 - 25, Boston, MA
The Instant Messaging Planet Spring 2003
Conference & Expo will be held on February 24 - 25 in the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. The focus will be on both the technical and business aspects of IM.
Sun StorEdge 3310 NAS
For the Sun Fire Blade Server Platform
Sun has released a new network array storage product, the Sun StorEdge 3310 NAS, that is designed
to complement Sun Fire Blade Server products. The NAS
solution is rack-dense and scalable, and represents an
"entry-level" solution. Customers should be able to implement incremental
storage for the support of their servers, cutting down on the
individual configurations and complex components of other storage
Sun StorEdge LTO Generation 2 SCSI Tape Drive
For Sun StorEdge L180 and Sun StorEdge L700 Tape Libraries
Sun StorEdge Linear Tape Open (LTO) Generation 2 SCSI Tape Drive
for Sun StorEdge L180 tape libraries and Sun StorEdge L700 Tape
libraries features a 30 MB/sec. transfer rate and a 200 GB capacity
(doubling the capacity and performance of the LTO Generation 1
Drive). Sun is also offering a 10 Pack LTO Gen 2 media with 200 GB
Repricing Sun StorEdge T3 and Sun StorEdge 3900 and 6900 Series
Sun is reducing the price of the Sun StorEdge T3 array, Sun
StorEdge 3900 and Sun StorEdge 6900 series. These storage
arrays and systems have been very well received by the market. This
pricing action will enable Sun to extend momentum and continue to
provide customers with affordable storage products that meet market and
"Java Performance Tuning" Addresses Performance Problems
How to Speed Up Applications
Jack Shirazi has updated his book "Java Performance Tuning" with a
second edition. The original book, which taught experienced Java
programming language developers how to improve on the speed and
performance of their Java technology applications, is now supplemented
with several new chapters on topics such as optimizing the performance of distributed systems.
Ethernet and Messaging Technologies Books
Planning Ethernet Networks and Multimedia Content
Two books from Wiley address the needs of network planners working on Ethernet networks and content providers and others working on messaging applications.
"Linux Server Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips and Tools"
Rob Flickenger Takes His Readers Beyond the Basics
In his book, "Linux Server Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips and
Tools," Rob Flickenger has compiled a tool for Linux system
administrators that goes beyond the basics available online and
provides his readers with information that will enable them to
manage the high-performance system confidently and competently.
"Java Development with Eclipse"
A New Comprehensive Guide to Using Eclipse
Software consultant, David Gallardo, has written "Java Development
with Eclipse," a new book aimed at providing a comprehensive guide to
using the new open source, Java technology-based, extensible
development platform. The book illustrates how to use the Eclipse features
and plug-ins, all in the context of real-world Java programming
Security Architecture of MIDP 2.0
Permissions and the Protection Domain
Jonathan Knudsen's article "Understanding MIDP 2.0's Security
Architecture" explains at the outset exactly why the Mobile Information
Device Profile (MIDP) works so well as a platform for mobile devices.
Knudsen attributes part of the credit to the Java technology
programming model; the rest of the credit he grants to the security
architecture designed into MIDP 2.0.
Bluetooth vs. Infrared and 802.11b for Wireless Connectivity
Part I: The Basics of Bluetooth
In part one of his two-part series on Bluetooth, Qusay H. Mahmoud
presents the basics of Bluetooth technology for wireless applications,
distinguishing between infrared and IEEE 802.11b technologies and
Push Registry Lowers Resource Use, Latency with Asynchronous Method
Incoming Messages, Timers Wake Up MIDlet
The MIDP 2.0 Push Registry, Enrique Ortiz points out in his January
2003 article on the subject, controls application lifecycles, including
installation, activation, execution and removal, while it also exposes
the push API and records instances of push registrations.
Sun and Alcatel Develop Java Technology-based Wireless Provisioning Solution
Gives Vendors a Flexible "Kiosk" Business Model
With their new jointly developed, end-to-end mobile environment, Sun and
Alcatel are targeting service providers who need to offer enterprise
applications over wireless networks.