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Sun IT Organization Consulting Services Assist in Meeting Enterprise Goals
Offers Help with Design, Development, Personnel and Resourcing

Sun Education Consultants provide a range of services to IT organizations that help them meet the requirement increasingly imposed on them to provide high availability services to the enterprise. Sun's Education Consultants can assist with IT Organization Design, Skills Development and Resourcing Services, which includes such considerations as server and storage consolidation initiatives, platform migration, security strategies and software development efforts.

Determining Which Financing Option Works for Your Company
Lease and Purchase Options from Sun Microsystems Finance

Sun Microsystems Finance has programs that enable companies to assess their corporate goals and determine financing programs that suit every situation. These programs take into account such considerations as cash-flow requirements, plans for business expansion, intended length of use and plans for disposition of equipment, as well as individual tax situations.

    Enterprise Resource Planning at Auto Chassis International
    SAP R/3, Sun Enterprise and Sun Fire Servers, Solaris Operating Environment

    Auto Chassis International (ACI), a Renault subsidiary, produces chassis and suspension systems for a variety of vehicles in its 190 production lines and workshops throughout the world. When Renault standardized on SAP and Sun hardware to manage its ERP needs, ACI decided to follow suit, adopting SAP R/3 in a distributed environment of Sun Enterprise servers running the Solaris 8 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) and Sun Cluster 3.0 software.

    BMC Worldwide Technical Symposium
    Two Dates in Late April and Early May

    The BMC Worldwide Technical Symposium will be held on two dates: April 28th to May 2nd and May 5th to May 9th in Houston, TX. BMC Business Partners and BMC Internal technical consultants will present the latest information on the BMC Solutions.

      AIIM 2003 Exposition and Conference
      April 7-9, New York City

      The AIIM Conference & Exposition will offer solutions to content management challenges faced by users, channels and suppliers of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions. There will be six session tracks and a SolutionCenter of free educational sessions sponsored by Sun.

      Ariba Spend Management Solutions: LIVE 2003 Hollywood,FL
      May 12-15

      The LIVE 2003 Hollywood, Florida conference will be held from May 12-15 in Hollywood, FL. The event will focus on enterprise spending management and include keynote speakers, a partner showcase, success stories and solutions, breakout sessions and networking opportunities. LIVE 2003 Hollywood, FL is sponsored by a number of companies, including Sun Microsystems and Ariba.

        Oracle AppsWorld EMEA
        June 23-26, London

        Oracle AppsWorld will be held at London's ExCel Center from June 23-26. The conference and exhibition will be focused on Oracle E-Business Suite strategies, business processes and technical directions. The event is designed to be a forum where Oracle customers and industry leaders are able to meet with Oracle executives, developers and other key customers and partners.

        Documentum and Sun Online Seminar
        March 27

        The Documentum and Sun seminar will be held online on March 27. The event aims to present the key straight through processing (STP) trends and challenges in the industry today. Presentations will focus on the requirements and benefits of utilizing the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) and Documentum solution for STP.

          Java Technology Live Chat on Project JXTA 2.0
          April 15

          On April 15 (11:00 a.m. PDT/6:00 p.m. GMT) join Bernard Traversat and Mohamed Abdelaziz in a Java technology Live chat on Project JXTA 2.0. Project JXTA is an open source effort.

          CeBIT America
          June 18-20, New York City

          CeBIT Hannover, the world's largest and most influential information and communications technology trade show, runs each spring for eight days at the fairgrounds in Hannover, Germany. CeBIT America, the U.S. version, is scheduled for June 18-20, 2003, at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Three separate conferences are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, leaving attendees a full day to view exhibits in the Expo.

          Sun XVR-4000 Graphics Accelerator Technical Details
          Superb Visual Quality for Graphics Users

          The new Sun XVR-4000 Graphics Accelerator aims to provide excellent performance while producing superb visual quality. This is a critical need for Small and Large Work Group and Immersive Visualization environments. The product is designed for the Sun Fire V880z system and targeted at the high-end users of visualization technology.

            GNOME 2.0 Desktop New Features
            Designed for Tight Integration with the Network and Internet

            New features of the GNOME 2.0 Desktop for the Solaris 8 or 9 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) (SPARC Platform Edition) and (x86 Platform Edition) include an intuitive GUI and support for open standards. It is designed for tight integration with the network and the Internet and runs on multiple UNIX platforms.

            LTO LVD Tape Drive Option and LTO LVD Base Units
            For Sun StorEdge L25 and L100 Tape Libraries

            Sun has added an LTO LVD tape drive option and an LTO LVD base unit option for the Sun StorEdge L25 and Sun StorEdge L100 tape libraries to its price list. The new drive and LVD interface expands the Sun StorEdge L25 and L100 offerings -- the drive by giving customers another drive technology option; the interface by allowing for higher bandwidth than HVD (160 MB/sec per channel for LVD, versus 40 MB/sec per channel for HVD).

            Sun StorEdge Traffic Manager 3.0 Support for Sun StorEdge 3510 Fibre Channel Array
            Also Supports MS Windows, HP-UX and IBM AIX Servers

            Sun StorEdge Traffic Manager 3.0 now supports the Sun StorEdge 3510 Fibre Channel array, MS Windows, HP-UX and IBM AIX servers. It offers failover and automatic failback over multiple storage device paths, and plug-in technology that allows for quick integration of new arrays.

            Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment 2.2
            Now Offers Health Monitoring Support for Sun StorEdge 3510 Array

            The Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment 2.2, which provides health monitoring, diagnostics and fault resolution for the Sun StorEdge 3510 storage array, is the most recent addition to the support provided to the Sun StorEdge product line.

            Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager 1.2 Software
            New Version Adds Single Point of Management, Global Discovery, More

            A single Sun solution now performs enterprise level storage management that includes such integrated functions as SAN management, configuration management and health management. Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager (ESM) 1.2 increases both the breadth of device support (thereby simplifying management practices) and the availability of Sun's Open SAN environments.

            Practical mod_perl
            A Guide to the Popular Apache and mod_perl Combination

            The 704-page O'Reilly book, "Practical mod_perl," is one of the very first to cover the next generation of mod_perl. Mod_perl 2.0 is the threaded, completely rewritten version of mod_perl designed for integration with Apache 2.0. Written by Stas Bekman and Eric Cholet, the book is a guide to the increasingly popular combination of Apache and mod_perl.

            Two Books from Addison-Wesley
            "Enterprise JavaBeans Technology Development" and "Honeypots: Tracking Hackers"

            Two new titles have been released from Addison-Wesley. "Applying Enterprise JavaBeans: Component-Based Development for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE), Second Edition," is an advanced programming guide. "Honeypots: Tracking Hackers," is a guide to protecting a system from hackers and attackers through the use of honeypots.

            Two O'Reilly Database Books
            "Java Data Objects" and "Oracle Data Dictionary Pocket Reference"

            Two new O'Reilly books on databases will be available this April. "Java Data Objects" aims to provide authoritative and complete coverage of JDOs. "Oracle Data Dictionary Pocket Reference" gives DMAs and developers from any level of expertise easy access to the data dictionary in Oracle's latest database, Oracle9i.

            "Building Embedded Linux Systems"
            In-depth Guide to Putting Together an Embedded System Based on the Linux Kernel

            The new book, "Building Embedded Linux Systems," offers readers instruction on several points involved with putting together an embedded system based on the Linux kernel. The book covers both the basics and some of the more arcane and previously undocumented procedures like building a GNU development toolchain and dealing with solid-state storage devices.

            Java Technology
            Promotion: Java Application Verification Kit Discount
            Download Trial Version

            A trial version of the Java Application Verification Kit (AVK) for the Enterprise, and a discount are available from Sun. The Java AVK is a development tool for building portable applications.

            Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Tutorial for the Sun Open Net Environment
            Covers Web Applications and Web Services

            The Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Tutorial for the Sun Open Net Environment was written for programmers developing J2EE platform applications using the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE). Specifically, it uses the Sun ONE Studio 4, Enterprise Edition for Java to develop J2EE platform applications and deploy them on Sun ONE Application Server 7 (formerly known as iPlanet Application Server).

            New Pricing Options for the Java Verified Trademark
            Certifies Applications for Portability Across J2EE Applications Servers

            Using the Java Verified Trademark allows developers of applications designed to provide support for multiple Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications to label their product "Java Verified," informing their potential customers that the product has undergone testing with the Java Application Verification Kit (AVK) for the Enterprise v1.3.1.

            Developing a Web Services Client with Sun ONE Studio 4, Enterprise Edition
            Using a Remote Procedure Call API with SOAP Interface

            Beth Stearns argues for and demonstrates the ease of developing a Web Services client with Sun ONE Studio 4, Enterprise Edition for Java software in her article "Developing an Amazon Web Services Client." The Java Web Services Developer Pack that is part of the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition 1.3 incorporates everything a developer requires for this task, she maintains.

            New Product Marketplace
            New IDEs Incorporated in AltoWeb Xpi 3.0
            Application Verification

            AltoWeb Xpi 3.0 generates standard Java programming language code and deploys applications through a runtime framework that is pre-built according to Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platform best practices. AltoWeb Xpi 3.0 generates well-written and reusable Java technology code, increasing developer productivity. It also enables explicit access to code and components through tight integration with IDEs.

            SpiritSoft Releases SpiritCache Version 2.0
            Features Traffic Optimization, Java Management Extension Tools

            SpiritSoft has released SpiritCache 2.0, its distributed caching framework that now includes Traffic Optimization technology, Write-Through-Caching, Java Management Extensions (JMX) technology monitoring tools and support for Java Message Service (JMS) API.

            Red Oak Software Releases Legacy Navigator
            Graphical Modeling for Complex Integration

            Red Oak Software has released to general availability a process modeling solution for enterprise application integration called Legacy Navigator. The software simplifies the process of integrating complex legacy applications.

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