Sun Executive Answers StarOffice Software Questions
Microsoft Office Compatibility and Ease of Migration
In a Q&A on the Sun Web site, Curtis Sasaki, vice president of
engineering, Desktop Solutions, Sun, discusses StarOffice software
and interoperability on the desktop. Sasaki looks at the current
productivity suites available today, StarOffice software's
compatibility with Microsoft Office documents and the logistics of
making a software switch.
N1 Gives DB Administrators an Alternative to Outsourcing, Adding Hardware
Delivers Provisioning for Infrastructure, Applications, Service-level Automation
There are several approaches a DB administrator can take in complying
with the mandate to reduce cost and complexity in the data center.
Adding more hardware and/or software is one approach, but problems are
always a part of that bargain. Outsourcing IT operations results in loss
of enterprise agility, making it difficult to adapt the IT
infrastructure as business conditions change. Fortunately, there is an
alternative: N1, the enterprise data center architecture from Sun.
StarOffice 7 Software Features Increased Interoperability
Small Device Support; License Per User
The new release of StarOffice 7 software (and StarSuite 7
software) provides enterprise-class office productivity while offering
substantial savings to customers. The software adds more
interoperability with third-party applications such as PDF export and
Flash support, improved MS Office compatibility and Accessibility
Infinite Mailbox for Lotus Performs Automated Email Archiving
Uses Sun StorEdge Utilization Suite for Policy-based Archiving, Disk Caching
The Infinite Mailbox for Lotus solution provides real-time data
management of Lotus Notes email databases. The solution reduces the
cost of storage provisioning and management by automatically archiving
older Lotus/Domino email from online storage to alternative/lower cost
devices based on customizable policies.
Top 8 Reasons StarOffice Software Provides Greater ROI than MS Office 2003
Familiar Look and Feel, Innovation and Mainstream Focus
A Sun article highlights the top eight reasons that StarOffice
software offers a greater return on investment (ROI) than Microsoft
Office 2003. Some of the top reasons include: Lower cost, familiar look
and feel, more innovation, mainstream focus and compatibility.
Red Hat Linux Releases Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0
Designed for Commercial IT Deployments
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 (RHEL) with numerous new and useful
features, has just been released. Among these are a Native Posix
Threading Library that will greatly increase the performance of
multi-threaded applications. Second, the new Logical Volume Manager
(LVM) will significantly improve the storage management capabilities of
RHEL. Third, RHEL 3 includes a number of NFS performance and stability
improvements. Finally, RHEL 3.0 is well suited to High Performance
Java DataBase Connectivity API Live Chat
November 11, at 11:00 A.M. PST
The Sun Developer Network presents a live chat on the Java DataBase
Connectivity (JDBC) API focusing on RowSet implementations and
version 4.0 of the API. The chat on November 11 will feature guests
Jonathan Bruce and Amit Handa of Sun.
November 15-17, Phoenix, Arizona
The HPC Consortium is a Sun Global Education and Research worldwide
customer forum which meets to research and discuss high-end scientific
and engineering computing issues and trends. The next HPC meeting is
set for November 15-16, 2003, in Phoenix AZ, in conjunction with the
IEEE SC2003 conference. Scheduled speakers include Shahin Khan, VP of
Sun HPTC; Adrian Cockroft, Chief Architect Sun HPTC; Wolfgang Gentzsch,
Director of Sun Grid Computing and many others.
UCISA-MISG Annual Conference on IT and Higher Education in the UK
November 12-14, Southampton, UK
The UCISA-MISG Annual Conference will focus on the changes in higher
education, the challenges of accommodating a diverse student
population and developing new courses to better meet the needs of
business and industry. The event will be held at De Vere Grand Harbour
Hotel, Southampton from Wednesday 12 to Friday 14 November, 2003.
New Hard Disk Drives for the Sun StorEdge 9980 and Sun StorEdge 9970 Systems
For Improved Data Access Speeds
New 73 GB 15K RPM hard disk drives (HDD) are now available for the Sun
StorEdge 9980 and Sun StorEdge 9970 systems. The new products
offer twice the capacity of the 36 GB 15K RPM HDDs and are aimed at
customers that need the combination of storage density with high
performance when it comes to data access speeds.
Sun Achieves Storage Market Customer Wins
Blue Shield, EPL, Howrey, Lodgian and Trader Publishing Included
Sun has achieved a number of customer wins in a variety of industries,
which the company believes is evidence of its momentum in the storage
market. The heterogeneous, competitively priced Sun StorEdge family
of solutions has attracted companies and organizations including Blue
Shield, EPL, Howrey, Lodgian and Trader Publishing.
Mark Canepa Talks About Data Management and N1
Focus on Sun Network Storage Support
Mark Canepa, executive vice president for Sun Network Storage,
delivered a keynote speech at the recent Storage Networking World
event, discussing the evolution of data management and Sun N1, Sun's
architecture for tomorrow's data center. The speech focused on how the Network Storage division is supporting the corporate-wide initiative.
Project Rave Outlook According to the IDC
A Strategy Whose Time Has Come
An IDC report on Sun's Project Rave evaluates Sun's
strategy for encouraging Visual Basic developers to use the Java
programming language. The report covers how the Java language evolved,
what tools Project Rave offers developers, how the market is segmented
and the Project Rave road map. As far as the future outlook for Project
Rave, the IDC report states, "Project Rave from Sun is a Java product
strategy whose time has come."
Overview of Two Optional Packages: FCOP & PIMOP
Tech Tips for the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition
Software developer Eric Giguere outlines the File Connection optional
package (FCOP) and the personal
information management (PIM) optional package. He explains the
purposes of the optional packages and how to write applications
PowerLender Loan Origination System Streamlines Workflow
Bringing Electronic Mortgage Process to Zions Bank
Zions First National Bank (Zions Bank) has implemented PowerLender,
Associated Software Consultants' (ASC) Java technology-based loan
origination system (LOS), to process its residential mortgage loans.
The solution will streamline workflow and enhance customization
Sun, Concise to Offer Joint Payment Practice to the Financial Services Market
Allows Banks to Design and Market Unique Payment Infrastructures and Products
Sun and Concise Group Ltd. have created a joint
Payments Practice that banks can use to design, develop and deliver
payment infrastructures and innovative payment products, regardless of
clearing and settlement method, market segment, currency and
transaction volumes. The Sun and Concise Payments Practice is targeted at
core payments processing, especially SWIFT, RTGS, Domestic (e.g. BACS)
and Eurozone cross-border payments.
Sun Partners with Singapore Banking Industry to Provide Automated Check Processing
Check Truncation System Eliminates Moving Checks from Bank to Bank
Sun and its partner BCS Information Systems (BCSIS)
have successfully implemented the world's first nation-wide Check
Truncation System (CTS) in Singapore as of July 2003. The CTS, which
runs on Sun servers, replaces physical checks with electronic images on
all four legs of a clearing cycle, expediting the clearing process and
resulting in cost savings for the banks.
Liberty Alliance Standard Helps Financial Institutions Extend Trusted Relationships
Enhancing Protection from Fraud and Network Attack
An independent report from the Financial Services Technology Consortium
(FSTC) concluded that the Liberty Alliance specifications and OASIS'
SAML provide financial institutions with a standardized way to extend
trusted relationships with customers and employees to third-parties.