Sun Discusses Business Strategy, Sales Revenues in 2003 Annual Report
Cutting Cost and Complexity Through Focus on Network Computing
Sun Microsystems has a six-fold business strategy for delivering
networking solutions that cut cost and complexity to its customers.
These are discussed in the company's 2003 annual report.
Sun Targets Cost and Complexity
From the 2003 Annual Report
In its campaign against cost and complexity, Sun has introduced
servers based on SPARC and Solaris Operating Systems (Solaris
OS) technologies that undercut the price of comparable systems from the
competition. Sun customers also have wider choices from among the
systems based on Solaris OS, Linux and 32-bit x86 technologies.
Economies of even greater importance result from the possibilities the
new N1 architecture introduces, among them the ability to manage a
data center as if it were a single computer.
Sun Releases Communications Internet Data Center Reference Architecture
Gives Users Enterprise-wide, Web-based Communications System
The newly released Communications Internet Data Center (CIDC) Reference
Architecture supports the Sun Java System Messaging Server 5.2
(formerly Sun ONE Messaging Server) and the Sun ONE Directory
Server 5.1, delivering the sizing and performance characterizations
that enable reduced time-to-revenue in messaging implementations.
Westdeutsche Landesbank AG Chooses Sun Fire 6800 Server
Sun Research Shows Vertical Architecture Is Best for Hosting SAP Application
IT managers at Westdeutsche Landesbank AG were persuaded to choose Sun
Microsystems as the hardware vendor for its SAP implementation by the
findings of the report "Consolidated SAP Operation -- A Review of
Costs," in which Sun compared a Sun Fire 6800 server, five 4-way
servers and a distributed scenario of five small servers and 16 blades
to determine the best system for hosting that solution. The report
concluded that a consolidated Sun solution provides the highest degree
of performance, scalability and availability at the lowest cost.
China Education & Research Conference
November 21-22, Beijing, China
The 2003 China Education & Research Conference (China ERC) will be held
in Beijing, November 20 to 21. This annual event is jointly organized
by Sun Microsystems China Limited and Ministry of Education of People's
Republic of China. The focus is on how Information Technology is being
used for Education.
Network Computing 03-Q4 Webcast
December 3, Online
Tune in for Sun's next Webcast in its Network Computing 03-Q4 on
Wednesday, December 3, 2003, at 8 a.m. PST (16:00 GMT).
ObjectWeb Conference 2003
November 20-21, Rocquencourt, France
The third annual ObjectWeb Conference will feature speakers from
corporate members, computer research laboratories and the Open Source
software community. The event will be held from November 20-21, in
Rocquencourt, France (located just outside Paris).
JA-SIG "Open Java!" Conference
December 7-9, Miami, FL
The JA-SIG Conference on December 7-9, 2003, in Bal Harbour, (Miami)
FL, will present sessions on Java technology architecture,
development and solutions specifically as they can be applied in Higher
Education. Catch speakers from Sun and many universities.
IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing
December 1-4, Hong Kong
The conference on cluster technology will be held at the Sheraton Hong
Kong Hotel and Towers, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowlool, Hong Kong, from December
1 to 4, 2003. Ira Pramanick and Simon Chong-Wee See of Sun will make
Three Sun Net Talks
November and December, Online
Upcoming Sun Net Talks in November and early December will cover
business continuity, best practices for migrating to the Solaris
Operating System (Solaris OS) and how a hospital in Ireland switched
from Microsoft to the Sun Java Desktop System.
SANS CDI East 2003 Annual Conference
December 8-13, Washington, DC
The SANS CDI East 2003 Annual Conference will feature tracks on
securing UNIX systems and Windows, hacker techniques, firewalls and
more. The conference will be held December 8-13, 2003, in Washington,
DC. The Cyber Defense Initiative (CDI) conference will also offer a
SANS Security Essentials Bootcamp.
Education and Research
Education-only Promotions on Workstations, Storage, Thin Clients
Some Deals End Soon!
Act now to save with Sun's Education-only promotions, some ending
soon. Sun solutions help your campus expand its technology
capabilities while consolidating IT resources. Get special prices on
Sun Blade 1500 workstations, Sun Blade 150 workstations, thin clients, the Sun Fire V880 server and Sun StorEdge systems.
Sun EduConnection Email Newsletter
Preview of Upcoming Issue
A valuable part of the Sun EduConnection Program is the EduConnection
email newsletter. Published every 4-6 weeks, it features original
articles on education trends, research and analysis, best practices and
solution case studies. The December 2003 issue will include articles on the
2003 Campus Computing Survey, e-learning, grid infrastructures and a
case study of Imperial College LOndon.
Announcing the Sun EduConnection Program
Get the Email Newsletter, Net Talks and More
The Sun EduConnection Program is a free online forum for the education
and research community that delivers valuable information on technology
trends in education. EduConnection includes the EduConnection email
newsletter, Sun Net Talks, Expert Exchanges and special offers.
Sun Java Enterprise System for Education
Priced at $50 for Faculty and Administrative Employees
The Sun Java Enterprise System for Education is designed to be a
significantly different approach to software infrastructure, allowing
customers to synchronize IT investments with business priorities. Three
fundamental elements make up the system: A new software system, a new
systematic approach to design, development test and delivery and a new
"Measuring Success in E-learning: The Academic Perspective" White Paper
An Assessment of Seventeen E-learning Initiatives in Education
A recent Sun white paper, "Measuring Success in E-Learning: The
Academic Perspective" uses specific examples from successful
initiatives to demonstrate that enterprise-level, Web-based e-learning
works in education. The paper also focuses on issues such as
scalability, impact on student achievement, economic and resource
impacts and success factors.
"Head First EJB"
For the Sun Certified Business Component Developer Exam
The new book by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates aims to help readers pass
the Sun Certified Business Component Developer (SCBCD) exam for Enterprise
JavaBeans (EJB). "Head First EJB" teaches what the new
technology is, why it was created and what it is and isn't used for.
The book also offers tips and tricks for EJB development.
"Art of Java Web Development"
Web Development Frameworks and Best Practices
"Art of Java Web Development," by Neal Ford, is written as a guide to
the array of wide-ranging topics required for today's top Web
development. These include several different types of Web development
frameworks and best practices.
Advanced Applications for Real Life Situations
The book "Applying UML" looks at the practical issues that users must
face when adopting "Unified Modeling Language" UML. Rather than just
help teach the language, the text aims to help the reader apply UML to
real life situations. A thorough and detailed look at UML covers
notation on profiles and extensions. The book is written by Rob Pooley
and Pauline Wilcox.
"Design Concepts with Code: An Approach for Developers "
Design Concepts, Examples and Projects
A new book tries to cut through the superfluous graphics application
tutorials and design details to provide developers with clear and
concise design concepts, examples and projects to support developer
proficiency with design in a short period of time. "Design Concepts
with Code: An Approach for Developers" is written by Stanko Blatnik
and Kelley Carey.