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Finding Success with Sun's Enterprise Data Warehouse Reference Architecture
Giga Report Highlights Four Success Stories

A recent Giga Information Group report describes how four unnamed companies were recently able to realize gains with the Sun Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) Reference Architecture. The Reference Architecture is designed to help customers save money by reducing risk and complexity, speeding time to revenue and increasing ROI.

Linux and the Sun Open Net Environment
Trusted Solaris Software and Solaris Operating System for x86-based Machines

Sun has combined the strengths of its Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) -- the leading UNIX systems environment -- with the mil-spec security of Trusted Solaris software to run on x86-based machines, such as the Sun Fire V60 servers, Sun Fire V65 servers and blade servers capable of bringing enterprise-class computing to the commodity server market. This makes the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) product family available to Linux users.

Java Technology
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Java Technology Courses From The Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition Learning Path For GUI Developers
Basics to Exam Preparation

Visual Basic programmers who are transitioning to the Java programming language can learn about object-oriented programming in course number SL-255. For the basics of the Java programming language, see course SL-275. Course SL-265 helps students prepare for the Sun Certified Programmer for Java Platform exam. SL-320 covers GUI Construction with the Java Foundation Classes/Swing (JFC/Swing) API.

Tutorial on Java DataBase Connectivity API Database Access
"Keeping Simple Things Simple"

The tutorial on Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBC) API Database Access by Maydene Fisher covers the basics of the API features of version 2.0. Fisher states, "The JDBC API was designed to keep simple things simple. This means that the JDBC API makes everyday database tasks, like simple SELECT statements, very easy." This trail (section in the tutorial) is divided into two lessons, JDBC basics and new features in the JDBC 2.0 API.

Software
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Jini Network Technology Holds Promise For Distributed Systems
Accommodating Change on the Run

Although Jini network technology is still with the early adopters for the most part, it is increasingly winning favor in such sectors as mobility and telematics, embedded systems, grid computing, ad hoc networking and self-managing systems. A number of mainstream IT applications are discovering the utility of Jini network technology in creating adaptive systems from distributed clients as well as services over dynamic networks.

"Reducing Software TCO: The Benefits of Sun's Enterprise Infrastructure Software System"
How and Where to Begin the Project Orion Adoption

Paul Kalin, CTO of Back Bay Technologies Inc., has written a white paper entitled "Reducing Software TCO: The Benefits of Sun's Enterprise Infrastructure Software System," which urges enterprises facing the challenge of increasing IT cost and complexity and the confusing responsibility for managing a variety of applications from numerous vendors to seek relief in Project Orion from Sun Microsystems.

Events
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MSI Technology Broadcast With National Semiconductor, IFS And Sun
October 15, Online

An online MSI Technology Broadcast with National Semiconductor, IFS and Sun will take place October 15, at 11 a.m. EST. The event is titled, "Not for even five minutes: How National Semiconductor attacks production downtime," and will focus on how National Semiconductor found business applications that supported its business strategy and recouped its investment in less than 12 months.

e-Smart 2003: Smart Card Industry Update
September 17-19, Sophia Antipolis, French Riviera

This year's e-Smart 2003 Conference will take place September 17-19, in Sophia Antipolis on the French Riviera. The event is designed to provide a global and objective overview of the smart card (SC) industry, as well as an update of the latest technological and business trends. The future of smart card technology will also be discussed.

Customer Relationship Management Conference And Exposition

August 26-28, New York City cat > 10315/paragraph <<EOF The Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Conference and Exposition will be held August 26-28 in New York City. The event is for those executives and professionals interested in capitalizing on their

This year's e-Smart 2003 Conference will take place September 17-19, in Sophia Antipolis on the French Riviera. The event is designed to provide a global and objective overview of the smart card (SC) industry, as well as an update of the latest technological and business trends. The future of smart card technology will also be discussed.

Point-And-Click Programming With Ace
Making the Java Programming Language Accessible with Graphical Representations

The New Scientist discussed "point-and-click" programming in its May 19, 2003, issue, explaining how non-programmers using the new language developed by Sun Microsystems in its Ace Project can use graphical representations of computer code to modify existing Java technology programs.

Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2003

November 4-7, Cannes, France cat > 10334/paragraph <<EOF The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2003 will be held November 4-7 in Cannes, France. The event will focus on practical solutions at the cutting edge of innovation. The tech showcase will also offer opportun

The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2003 will be held November 4-7 in Cannes, France. The event will focus on practical solutions at the cutting edge of innovation. The tech showcase will also offer opportunities to learn about the latest breakthroughs in technology.

Smart Card Alliance Conference: Focus On Government Adoption
July 15-17, Arlington, Virginia

The Smart Cards in Government 2003 conference will take place July 15-17, in Arlington, VA. The event will include a wide range of industry speakers as well as sessions and panels discussing the recent surge in government adoption of smart card technology. Special Industry Executive Roundtable Lunch Meetings will also be held on "The Politics of Trust and Privacy."

Southern California Linux Expo 2003
November 22, Los Angeles, California

The second annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 2X), jointly sponsored by the USC, Simi/Conejo and UCLA Linux User Groups and Sun, is scheduled for November 22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Storage
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Transitioning The 181 GB Drives For The Sun StorEdge 9910 And 9960 Systems
Manufacturer Ceases Production

Effective immediately, Sun has transitioned the 181 GB drives for the Sun StorEdge 9910 and Sun StorEdge 9960 systems from its price list. Availability of the drives had been continued with existing supplies through the Data Center Customer Investment Protection program, but that is no longer possible since the manufacturer has ceased production.

    Transitioning The 181 GB Drives For The Sun StorEdge 9910 And 9960 Systems
    Manufacturer Ceases Production

    Effective immediately, Sun has transitioned the 181 GB drives for the Sun StorEdge 9910 and Sun StorEdge 9960 systems from its price list. Availability of the drives had been continued with existing supplies through the Data Center Customer Investment Protection program, but that is no longer possible since the manufacturer has ceased production.

      Sun StorEdge Open SAN Architecture
      Meets Growing Storage Requirements with Reduced TCO

      Sun helps IT departments meet the challenge of providing increased storage capacity with diminishing resources through its open storage area network (SAN) architecture. This consistent SAN infrastructure is scalable, reduces TCO, simplifies management by providing a centralized management platform for viewing and managing the SAN environment and optimizes resource utilization.

      Security
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      Improve Security With The Sun Crypto Accelerator 4000 Board
      Offloads Encryption Tasks to Hardware, Frees Processor

      The Sun Crypto Accelerator 4000 board is a cryptographic hardware accelerator board with 1Gbps Ethernet functionality, designed for FIPS 140-2 level 3 certification. This board encrypts and decrypts IPsec and SSL packets in hardware, offloading this high overhead operation from the UltraSPARC processor.

      "Enterprise Cryptography For Enhanced Security"
      Sun White Paper Examines IPsec Protocols, SSL Protocols and Sun Products

      Sun's white paper, "Enterprise Cryptography for Enhanced Security," examines how data is scrambled or encrypted for secure transfer across private networks and the Internet. Additionally, the article looks at the broad line of Sun's hardware-based cryptographic products.

      The Top Ten Most Critical Web Application Security Vulnerabilities
      From the Open Web Application Security Project

      The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) has chosen the top ten most critical Web application security vulnerabilities. Unvalidated parameters, broken access control, and broken account and session management were the top three on the list of selections chosen by the open source community project.

      "Web Services: A Manager's Guide"
      Using Web Services for Application Integration

      "Web Services: A Manager's Guide" by Anne Thomas Manes is a new Addison-Wesley title that examines Web Services as a tool for application integration.

      Protect Network Resources with the Firewall Reference Architecture from Sun and Check Point
      Tested, End-to-end Solution

      Sun Reference Architectures define recommended sets of applications, storage and server configurations to provide specific functionality for applications such as Java technology Web Services, business intelligence, security and others. Sun and Check Point have designed a Firewall Reference Architecture that describes a proven firewall solution and helps enterprises define and enforce a single, comprehensive security policy that protects all network resources.

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