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Sun made news this week at the CTIA Wireless 2004 conference with its gaming server  and partner announcements with RIM  and AT&T .
Other Partner news came from Sun and:
- Pronto Networks (iForceSM Wi-Fi Hotspot Appliance) 
- Aligo (Mobile Enterprise Applications) 
- Metapa (data warehousing) 
StarOfficeTM software continues to gain acceptance in India . New tools
will be introduced .
Industry sections this week:
- JavaOneSM Conference and JavaOneSM Online Program
Multiplayer Java Technology Game Server Prototype Revealed
Industry's First Interconnects Different Games onto One Network
Sun's game server prototype integrates Java technology with
IGN/GameSpy and TimesTen information to interconnect multiple game
devices to a single game network. This prototype's architecture enables
an infrastructure to support various games, making it appealing to
developers and publishers, who'll save money deploying an online
Gamers Anticipate Release of Online Multiplayer Gaming Solution for Java Technology
Nokia SNAP Mobile Targets Java Technology Gaming Market
An online multiplayer gaming solution for Java technology-based games is
scheduled for release during the third quarter of 2004. This new
solution called SNAP Mobile incorporates Nokia and Sun technology enabling
game developers to create Java technology-based games with a mobile
online multiplayer gaming component.
McNealy Intrigues Audience with Sun's Latest Developments
Java Technology-based Technological Innovations Wow CTIA Wireless 2004 Conference
Sun CEO Scott McNealy summed up his keynote
presentation at the CTIA Wireless 2004 conference in Atlanta by saying: "The Java technology-powered environment is now outshipping
the Microsoft world. Deal with it." Sun impressed industry
watchers with a multitude of new partnerships and developments.
Network Equipment Provider Lifecycle Services Program
Sun's New Program for NEPs Offers Custom Services
Sun is launching the Network Equipment Provider Lifecycle Services
Program that targets product development to enable highly
customized solutions be offered to the end user. NEPs will lessen their
costs for product development, integration and supply chain monies
through the NEP Lifecycle Services Program.
Java Technology Game Development Contest
Deadline: June 7th, 2004
Get ready independent video game developers, Sun is looking for innovative game applications using Java technology. Winners will be awarded
a variety of prizes including a license and deployment license from
IGN/GameSpy (valued at $40,000), Athlon 64 PCs from AMD (valued at
$7,500) and two Zodiacs from Tapwave (valued at $800).
Sun Java System Application Server Selected by U.S. Navy
Solution to be Used for Top Command and Control Program
The U.S. Navy's Program Executive Office for Command, Control,
Computer, Communications, Intelligence and Space (PEO C4I and Space) is
selecting the Sun Java System Application Server Standard Edition
7. The solution will run all Global Command and Control -- Maritime
(GCCS-M) deployments starting in 2005.
Sun Finances Promotions for UltraSPARC III Processor-based Servers
Get Some Interest Free Payments or Two Months Free
Sun Microsystems Finance is offering two promotions to help customers
adopt UltraSPARC IV technologies. One is a 50 percent down deal on
the Sun Fire 4800 systems and Sun Fire 6800 systems, and the
other offer is called the "Two Payments on Us" Lease Option.
Economical Solution for Data Warehousing
Sun Teams with Metapa to Offer Viable Strategy
Bringing the power of low-cost computing to data warehousing is now
available through the collaborative efforts of Sun and Metapa Inc.
Integrating Metapa's Cluster DataBase (CDB) on Solaris Operating
System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) and three Sun Fire servers allows for an economical solution to store and perform detailed analysis of
critical event data.
Mobile Java Web Services Technology to Improve Enterprise Productivity
Sun and RIM Offering Secure Delivery of Enterprise Data
Mobile Java Web Services technology will be extended to millions of
BlackBerry customers in the near future. This current project between
Sun and Research In Motion (RIM) is expected to enable the end-to-end
secure delivery of enterprise data via BlackBerry, a leading wireless
RFID and Java Card Technology to Help Reduce Traffic Congestion
New Sun Division in the UK
Sun will use RFID technology, Sensor Networks and Java Card
technology for traffic management systems in the UK. The work will be
done by the newly formed UK Traffic Systems Division.
Sun Services Survey
Make Sure You Get the Information You Need
Sun Services is conducting a survey to see how effective their
communications are. They are asking how satisfied people are with Sun
Services' product information. Let them know if you'd like to get that
information as part of this news report.
ICICI OneSource Finds Savings with StarOffice Software
Company Plans to Continue the Switch from Microsoft Office
CXOtoday recently reported on the switch ICICI OneSource, a Business
Process Outsourcing (BPO) service provider located in Mumbai, made from
Microsoft Office to StarOffice 7 software. The move has already
saved the company Rs 72 Lakh. Thus far the company has only deployed
StarOffice software on 10 percent of its desktops, but it plans to
expand that number to 25 percent soon.
Sun Plans to Release New Tools with StarOffice Software
Converters for Moving Macros from Microsoft Office to StarOffice Software and More
Sun has made plans to release new tools as part of its StarOffice
desktop software package, reports Mike Ricciuti of CNET News.com. The
company hopes to use the tools to attract users of Microsoft Office.
The new tools, which will be released sometime this year, include
converters for moving macros in Microsoft Office to StarOffice
Jim Waldo Discusses Jini Network Technology
The Current and Future Applications of Jini Network Technology
Sun recently posted an interview with chief Jini network technology
architect and Sun Distinguished Engineer, Jim Waldo, on its Java
technology Web site. Jim discusses the future of Jini network
technology and how it is currently being used. He also discusses what is
happening with the "networked home."
Sun Releases N1 Grid Provisioning Server 3.1, Blades Edition
Offers Users a Management Environment for the Sun Fire B1600 Blade Platform
Sun is releasing the N1 Grid Provisioning Server 3.1, Blades
Edition, which offers users a management environment for the Sun
Fire B1600 Blade Platform. This allows the user to quickly design,
configure, provision and scale blade-based server farms automatically.
TheServerSide Java Technology Symposium
May 6-8, Las Vegas, NV
TheServerSide Java technology Symposium is a limited attendance
event of 500 people. The event focuses on server-side Java technologies
and development practices and features a technical and advanced set of
May 11-13, New Orleans, LA
SAP's SAPPHIRE event is designed for senior executives, business
managers, and government and education professionals who are looking to
gain competitive advantage, achieve profitable growth, learn the latest
strategies in supply chain management, CRM, portals and more.
Retail Systems 2004
May 17-19, Chicago, IL
Retail Systems 2004 conference and exposition offers retailers and
suppliers opportunities to discuss both technology and business issues
from a retailer, wholesaler and manufacturer perspective. Topics include RFID, IT Finance and Management, Stores of the Future, and Data