EPL, Inc. Moves to Sun and Oracle, Kisses Microsoft Goodbye
TCO, Productivity, Maintenance and Administration Improve with Shift
EPL Inc. provides software and services to run the
core business of credit unions. EPL used Microsoft Exchange
and a variety of third-party applications, all running on Wintel until
they determined that the solutions were too costly and problem prone.
Management shifted to Oracle Collaboration Suite running on the
Solaris Operating System (SPARC Platform Edition).
Nation's Largest Classified Advertising Firm Chooses Sun
Alliances, Reputation and Expertise Sway Corporation's Decision
A single Sun Fire 6800 server running the Solaris 8 Operating
System along with a Sun StorEdge 3910 system helped lower operating
costs for the nation's largest classified advertising firm. Trader
Publishing Company's portal, Traderonline.com, choose Sun to migrate
its Oracle 9i database from two Sun servers to one.
Dynamically Resizing the SGA in Oracle 9i
How to Configure the SGA to Use DISM
The Sun BluePrints OnLine article by Erik Vanden Meersch and
Kristien Hens of Global Sales Organization explains how Oracle 9i can
operate in combination with Sun's dynamic reconfiguration (DR). It
provides a brief overview of DR, intimate shared memory (ISM), dynamic
intimate shared memory (DISM) and dynamically resizable system global
area (SGA) and explains how these technologies fit together.
Khronos Group Ratifies OpenGL ES 1.0 Adopter's Package
Gives Graphics Market Tool for Rapid Evaluation, Deployment of OpenGL API
Members of the Khronos Group have ratified the OpenGL ES 1.0
Adopter's Package and Conformance Testing Program, making it available
to users who require rapid evaluation, deployment and acceptance of the
OpenGL ES API in embedded markets that employ state-of-the-art 3-D
Auto-ID Technology Basics
The Components and Infrastructure
Auto-ID technology is a product identification system based on low-cost
smart tags and readers and a unique object identification scheme.
Auto-ID can give enterprises a real-time view of their assets and
inventories throughout the supply chain.
Sun EPC Initiative Provides Services, Software and Hardware
Complete Package Provides Operational Efficiencies and Brand Protection
The Sun Electronic Product Code (EPC) Initiative offers services,
software and hardware -- a complete package -- that distinguish it from
other solutions for EPC applications and for the EPC Network. The
package includes Savant software, a federated service architecture that
enables dynamic provisioning of software components at run time; the
Sun ONE Integration Server, which acts as middleware between Savant
and other applications requiring Savant data; and, of course, the
Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), along with the Linux OS.
Sun Labs Offers the Brazil Project
Using Existing Standards and Protocol to Link People Securely to Web Content
The Brazil Project is a Web-based infrastructure that links
people securely to information, computers and other devices leveraging
existing standards and protocols.
Free and Open Source S/W
Not-so-open Open Source Software
Article Warns of the Potential Risks of Using Open Source Software
The Web site bio-itworld.com recently published an article by Steve
Henry and Liza Vertinsky discussing the potential hidden costs in
open source biotech software. While open source code offers great
potential to the biotech sector, users should be aware of possible
third-party copyright issues and other license terms.
Israel Aims for an Open Source Future
Government will Suspend the Purchase of New Microsoft Software
Mercury News recently reported on Israel's adoption of the open source
movement in software, commenting on its recent decision to suspend
purchases of Microsoft's productivity software in favor of cheaper open
source alternatives. Open source advocates are hailing the move as a
significant move towards open source.
Wget Software Package Available
Retrieve Files Using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP
The free software package Wget is used for retrieving files using
HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a
non-interactive commandline tool, so it may easily be called from
scripts, cron jobs, terminals without Xsupport, etc. The latest stable
version is 1.8, but 1.9.1 is also available.
Sun Announces Australian Linux Community Winners
Nine Winners will Attend the Regional Delegate Program 2004
The nine winners of the linux.conf.au 2004 Regional Delegates program
have been announced. These individuals are recognized and rewarded for
their outstanding contributions to the Linux and Open Source developer
Three Sun Net Talks
Focus on Sun Java Enterprise System, Sun Java Desktop System and Java Technology
Three online events from Sun are coming up: On January 28, join in a
discussion on deploying the Sun Java Enterprise System, on
February 5 attend a talk on business integration with Java
technology and on February 3 join a special discussion on the Sun Java Desktop System.
11th Annual Network and Distributed System Security Symposium
February 5-6, San Diego, CA
The 11th Annual Network and Distributed System Security Symposium
(NDSS'04) will be held February 5-6, 2004, in San Diego, CA. Topics
include network security protocols, biometrics, IPsec and more.
UK Sun Tech Days Developer Conference
February 17-18, London
The Sun Tech Days Developer Conference in London will showcase solutions and
insights into the latest technology like mobile computing, security,
Web Services, developer, productivity and open source technology at no
cost. The two-day event will present two educational tracks and
multiple exhibitions with innovative ideas and new approaches.
Software Development Conference and Expo West 2004
March 15-19, Santa Clara, CA
The Software Development Conference and Expo West 2004 (SD 2004)
promises to answer developer questions from the everyday to the latest
trends within the industry. Topics to be covered range from Java technology ,
C++, to Web Services, XML development and more. A series of networking
events is also planned.
Seventh Jini Community Meeting
March 23-25, 2004, Cambridge, MA
Call for Presentations for the Seventh Jini Community Meeting will
be open through February 17, 2004. The Seventh Jini Community Meeting
will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts from March 23-25, 2004.
March 28-April 1, 2004, San Diego, CA
Market trends, cutting edge innovations and technological breakthroughs will
highlight the upcoming Gartner Symposium/ITxpo to be held March 28-April 1, 2004, in San Diego. The four-day event focuses on the business needs of senior IT executives and offers 200 sessions and more than 300 "test drives" of the latest technological products.