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Sun Reports Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Year Results
Revenues Decline Slightly

Sun recently reported the results for its fourth fiscal quarter and full fiscal year, which ended on June 30, 2003. Net income for the fourth quarter was $12 million or zero cents per share compared with a net income of $61 million or $0.02 per share in the same period one year ago.

Special Double Trade-in Value for HP Alpha Servers When Purchasing a Sun Fire Server
HP Tru64 to Solaris Operating System Migration Services Available

For a limited time, Sun is currently offering double trade-in value for HP Alpha servers towards the purchase of a new Sun Fire server. Sun Professional Services is also offering migration services from the Tru64 platform to Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS).

Sun and Oracle Aim to Lower Collaborative Messaging Costs
Companies Join for Sales and Marketing Effort

Sun and Oracle are engaged in a joint sales training and telemarketing campaign to inform customers of the benefits of running Oracle solutions on Sun servers, specifically the newly released Oracle Collaboration Suite, release 2. Together Sun and Oracle want to reduce costs and give customers an improved collaboration platform. Benefits of the platform include a Sun sizing tool and a single platform for file management.

Sun Helps Singapore with its National Day Parade
Country's First Online Ticket Registration and Distribution

Singapore's 38th National Day was sponsored by Sun, who helped deliver the technologies and systems used to power the first online ticket registration and distribution for the 2003 National Day Parade. Through Short Messaging Service (SMS), telephone and the Internet, about 550,000 ballot applications for tickets were received. Of those requests, more than 262,000 applications were made through the Internet.

Oracle
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Best Buy Chooses Oracle Database for Streamlined Operations
Cost, Flexibility, Technology and Hardware Vendor Independence

In 1996, Best Buy chose to implement a data warehouse for better merchandising and supply chain management. Specifically, IT management sought an open system architecture that would be able to provide long term advantages in cost, flexibility, technology and hardware vendor independence. Oracle was able to provide the solution.

Sun and Oracle Help BT Reduce Recovery Time
Oracle9i RAC Provides Rapid Failover and Fast Recovery

BT recently undertook a project that involved beta testing the failover and high-availability capabilities of Oracle9i. The goals of the test included rapid failover and fast recovery from hardware and software failures. Through Oracle's solution, users were successfully reconnected to another database instance and applications and queries continued uninterrupted.

Migrating to Oracle E-Business Suite 11i
White Paper Provides a Road Map

The new Oracle E-Business Suite 11i is highly suited to new companies that need integrated applications to become e-businesses and take advantage of the the Internet. However, existing Oracle customers often find an upgrade technically daunting, despite the benefits. Sun's new white paper, "Infrastructure Readiness for Oracle E-Business Suite 11i," helps put such a changeover in perspective.

Storage
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Sun StorEdge Switch Installation Service
For Entry-level 8-port and 16-port Switches Sold by Sun

Sun StorEdge Switch Installation Service is specifically designed for installation of entry-level 8-port and 16-port switches sold by Sun. This service provides fast, reliable, basic switch installation performed by experienced Sun Services engineers.

Enhanced Disk Controllers and Additional Power Supply for Sun StorEdge 9970 and 9980 Systems
Current Disk Controllers Being Transitioned

To accommodate future feature enhancements without additional expense, Sun is introducing new disk controllers and an additional power supply for the Sun StorEdge 9970 system and Sun StorEdge 9980 systems. The current disk controllers for these systems will be transitioned off the Sun price list.

Sun Price Lists McData Intrepid 6140 and Brocade Silkworm 3900 Switch
Offering Support for Sun StorEdge SAN 4.2

Sun has announced the price listing of the McData Intrepid 6140 140-port Director and the Brocade Silkworm 3900 32-port switch supporting the Sun StorEdge SAN 4.2 release. These products expand Sun's ability to implement storage area networks (SAN) and add to its growing portfolio of fibre channel switches.

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