Inmarsat Ltd. Selects Sun Java Enterprise System
Sun Software to Support New Mobile Satellite Communications Network
The Sun Java Enterprise System will support Inmarsat Ltd.'s new
broadband mobile satellite communications network. Selected for its
value, simplicity and security services, the Sun Java Enterprise System
will act as the business support infrastructure for Inmarsat's
Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) service.
Rural Seguros Migrates Insurance Business to Sun Platform
Runs CSC's COGEN with Sun Mainframe Transaction Processing Software
Rural Seguros -- part of the Credito Agricola Group, a cooperative of
158 local banks serving the farming community of Portugal -- has
adopted Sun technology to run COGEN in
managing the sale of general insurance products to its agricultural
Sun Customers Experience Increases in Performance and Investment Protection
Boeing and Siemens ICM See Benefits; Sun Sets New Benchmarks
Several different Sun customers such as Boeing and Siemens are
experiencing increases in performance and investment protection with
the UltraSPARC IV processor-based and Solaris Operating System
(Solaris OS) -based Sun Fire systems for the mid-range and
high-end. Sun's new
benchmark results show the company has moved ahead of the competition
as a result of the performance increases from these new systems.
Chicago Tribune Relies on Sun, AT&T, Nortel for Enterprise Continuity
Solution Uses "Active-Active" Distance Clustering to Cut Costs, Response Time
The new infrastructure at the Chicago Tribune relies on technology from Sun,
AT&T and Nortel Networks to ensure enterprise continuity.
It will link two Chicago sites, ensuring reliable access and real-time
"mirroring" of data and applications.
StarOffice Software Productivity Suite Becoming an International Favorite
Consumers Worldwide Seeking Alternative to Microsoft Desktop Software
OEM software distributor Markement has
sold over a million copies of StarOffice software. Markement
StarOffice productivity suite licenses with its software bundle PCSuite
to personal computer manufacturers and large retail store chains in
SunWeb Collaboration Suite Revolutionizing Business Meetings
Virtual Business Meeting Places Promote Time, Cost-Savings for Business
Focusing on the specialized needs of medium- to large-sized
corporations, Sun and Vignette will market a joint collaboration
suite targeted for this market. The SunWeb Collaboration Suite,
Sun's internal implementation of the Vignette Business Workspaces
collaboration solution, unites employees worldwide with
its virtual meeting places.
Sun and SAP Solutions Demonstrated at CeBIT Show
Sun Java Enterprise System Security Enhances SAP Enterprise Portal 6.0
At CeBIT 2004 in Hannover, Germany, Sun announced a complete stack of
products and custom services to complement SAP NetWeaver. For example,
the SAP Enterprise Portal 6.0 has been enhanced by security and
identity management services of the Sun Java Enterprise System.
Network Computing Product Briefing: Bold New Innovations
Colorado: March 24 and 25
Sun kicked off its NC 04 strategy
and business model in conjunction with the Sun Analyst Symposium (SAS)
on February 10. Now, Sun is bringing the biggest product refresh in
Sun's history to you at a special morning briefing. The event will be in
Denver, CO, on March 24 and in Broomfield, CO on March 25.
Bio-IT World Conference + Expo
March 30-April 1, Boston, MA
The Bio-IT World Conference + Expo brings together professionals from
life science, IT and healthcare to discuss and evaluate the latest
scientific, technological and IT breakthroughs. The conference will be
held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.
iForce Partner Summit 2004
April 19-22, San Diego, CA
The 2004 iForce Partner Summit begins April 19, with keynotes from Sun
executives Scott McNealy, Jonathan Schwartz and Robert Youngjohns on
Monday evening. The event will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San
Oracle Developer Days
April and May: St. Louis, MO; Reston, VA; Cambridge, MA
Oracle Developer Days events are free and delivered as space-limited
workshops where developers can directly interact with development
managers and engineers from Oracle. The workshops cover topics such
as: Grid Computing, Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition
(J2EE), Linux, Web Services, etc.
OASIS Symposium on Reliable Infrastructures for XML
April 26-27, New Orleans, LA
At the OASIS Symposium on Reliable Infrastructures for XML, experts and
developers can exchange ideas and present results of standards
work-in-progress. The event also offers the opportunity to identify
topics in need of standards development and areas where coordination
between standards efforts would promote interoperability.
May 9-14, Las Vegas
This conference is for IT professionals, business managers and channel
experts wanting to tailor their conference experience by selectively
choosing from five distinct areas -- security, wireless, collaboration
and VoIP, performance & data center and infrastructure & services.
Creating Common Locale in Platforms
Challenges of the Common Locale Data Repository Project
The Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR) project aims to provide the
most widely and internationally accepted locale data values across
platforms. Unified locale data is necessary to ensure accurate data
transfer and support for the formatting and parsing of dates, times,
numbers and currencies. Linguistic and cultural differences throughout
the world present challenges to globalization engineers.
Enterprise Edition Beta of Poseidon for UML 2.2 Available
Integrated with New UML 2.0 Standard
Poseidon for UML 2.2 from Gentleware AG is a professional UML Computer
Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tool. Poseidon for UML 2.2 helps
synchronize several developers working in a team. Version 2.2 has
been integrated with the new standard UML 2.0.
Benefits of User Groups for Developers
Join Sun Developer Network Program
According to a report on the Sun Web site, membership in user groups
for Java technology (JUGs) has grown by over 150 percent since the
beginning of 2003.
Globalize Code with TimeZone Class
Tech Tip for Communicating Across Time Zones
A recent tech tip from the Sun Global Application Developer Corner Web site
teaches developers how to globalize their codes by using TimeZone
class. With this technology, developers can account for time zone
differences when writing code assisting them in globalizing software.
Examples demonstrate how to obtain and use all TimeZone IDs.