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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.

Sun Infrastructure Solution for Infinite Mailbox
Designed to Ease Storage for Lotus Notes Applications

The Sun Infrastructure Solution for Infinite Mailbox is a real-time document management and archiving storage solution designed specifically for Lotus Notes applications running on a Domino server. The advantages of the Sun Infrastructure Solution for Infinite Mailbox are its ability to automate processes such as backups and its ability to archive emails and leverage an existing storage environment.

"Network Identity: Unlocking the Value of Web Services" White Paper
Bringing Open, Standards-based Technology to Bear on Identity Management

Sun has developed an approach to Web Services through identity management that is outlined in the 14-page Sun white paper, "Network Identity: Unlocking the Value of Web Services."

Gosling and McNealy Selected for Computer Business Review Yearbook
Sun Noted for its Forward Thinking

The Computer Business Review (CBR) has included James Gosling, Sun fellow and VP, Sun Labs; and Scott McNealy, chairman, president and CEO, Sun, in its list of ten innovators who have influenced IT and business in the past ten years. CBR's Tenth Anniversary Yearbook stated Gosling and McNealy have influenced the technology market with the Java programming language and with Sun's forward thinking.

Java Technology
Java Technology for the Wireless Industry 1.0 RI & TCK
Java 2 Platform Micro Edition, CLDC and MIDP Working Together

Sun has released Java Technology for the Wireless Industry (JTWI) 1.0 Reference Implementation (RI) and Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK). An integrated TCK is available to test third-party implementation compliance with the JTWI 1.0 specification, while an integrated RI in binary format will be available to help configure the JTWI 1.0 TCK.

JavaServer Pages 2.0 Simplifies Dynamic Content Creation
New Features Eliminate Need for Java Programming Language Knowledge

Release 2.0 of JavaServer Pages (JSP), detailed by Qusay H. Mahmoud in his article "Developing Web Applications With JavaServer Pages 2.0" on, adds new features to simplify dynamic content creation and frees developers from having to know the Java programming language itself.

China Unicom Adds Java Technology for Cellular Downloads
Ends Exclusive Use of BREW

China Unicom has announced that it will begin using Sun's Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) to distribute cell phone downloads, ending its exclusive use of Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW) software to deliver over-the-air downloads to subscribers.

Beta of Java Specification Request 168 and Sun ONE Studio Portlet Builder Now Available
First Public Releases

Sun has publicly released a Java Specification Request (JSR) and Sun ONE Studio Portlet Builder beta that is designed to standardize how content is transmitted to Java technology-based servers, according to an article released by JSR 168 is being released initially for public review, with a final version expected from the Java Community Process (JCP) in August or September.

Sun Fire V880 Server to Sun Fire V880z System Upgrade Kit Promotion Extended
Add High-end Visualization to the Sun Fire V880 Server

Sun has extended the availability of its "Sun Fire V880 to Sun Fire V880z System Upgrade Kit" promotion to November 30, 2003. The upgrade kit adds high-end visualization capabilities to the Sun Fire V880 server.

Sun Transitions Netra t 1400 Server, Netra t 1405 Server and 512 MB Memory Expansion Kit
Component Supply Constraints

Sun has announced the transitioning of several products including all configurations of both the Netra t 1400 server and Netra t 1405 server as well as the 512 MB Memory Expansion Kit used in UltraSPARC II systems. Sun has transitioned the products due to component supply constraints.

New Sun Remanufactured Offerings
Include New, Repriced and Transitioned Products

Sun is introducing several new product offerings, repricings and transitions of select existing remanufactured product offerings. These include the introduction of a new Sun Blade 100 workstation Remanufactured configuration, a new Sun Fire V880 server offering, repricing for several select servers and options and transition of Sun Fire 280R server and Sun Fire V880 server 750 MHz configurations.

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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