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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 customers.

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 distributes StarOffice productivity suite licenses with its software bundle PCSuite to personal computer manufacturers and large retail store chains in Germany.

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.

Events
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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 Diego.

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.
NetWorld+Interop
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.

Storage
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iSCSI Storage Solution from EqualLogic for Sun Blade Servers and Beyond
Self-managing, IP-based SAN Storage
EqualLogic provides the industry's only iSCSI solution for both the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and Linux for Blade Servers. PeerStorage Array 100E is the first block-level, iSCSI storage solution certified for the Solaris OS, verified for Blade Servers and supports other Sun servers.
Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Tuning Manager Software v3.2 Released
Helps Track Both Capacity and Performance Data

Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Tuning Manager software version 3.2 is a monitoring, reporting and forecasting solution for management of storage resources, especially large enterprises using Oracle that have standardized on Brocade SANs.

Developer
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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.

Security
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Sun Alerts: Solaris Operating System
Prevent Unauthorized Access

This article lists three vulnerabilities that can allow unauthorized access to a system.

True Security Begins From the Ground Up
Secure Operating System Best Defense
A secure operating system is the first solution to security. CIOs and IT managers should ensure their operating systems are safe instead of addressing security issues with perimeter defenses. Five areas to assess in determining the security of an operating system are granular user control, reduced security violations, increased privacy, protection of local devices and independent certification.
Security in Solaris 10 Operating System: Focus on N1 Grid Containers
Applications and Data Isolated from Error Propagation

Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) delivers a breakthrough approach to systems security that is easy to use and built-in with new military-grade security features. The OS will have stronger authentication and smartcard interfaces that identify all user IDs and N1 Grid Containers.

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