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Sun Achieves Top Results in Application Server Benchmark Results
Company Continues to Outperform Competitors in Price/Performance

Set to prove their leadership in price/performance, Sun announced results from SPECjAppServer2002 that demonstrates its systems continue to outpace the competition. These new record results were achieved with a configuration that included Sun Fire servers with AMD Opteron processors running BEA WebLogic application server software and hosting MySQL database.

Highlights of Sun's Quarterly Network Computing Launch
Multiple New Breakthrough Products, Services and Solutions
More than 24 new technological innovations were introduced at Sun's quarterly Network Computer '04 (NC04Q3) launch this past September. The following is a recap of the major announcements that included storage, software, servers and services.
Three New Implementations of RFID Solutions
Greater Access to Sun RFID Programs,Technologies

Three new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions have been added to Sun's RFID portfolio in support of both its partners and customers. These new solutions include the Sun RFID offering for iForce Partners, the Sun RFID retail compliance program and an RFID warehouse management solution.

Balancing Costs, Complexity and Security
McNealy Addresses Today's Biggest Challenges

Effectively balancing both costs and complexity within advancing IT environments are the biggest challenges faced by all markets, but particularly governmental agencies restricted by tight budgets, compliance laws and the need for cutting-edge security, Sun Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy told industry and government officials at The Commonwealth of Virginia Information Technology Symposium.

Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 79 Issues 2, 3 and 4

Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with the most popular articles of the current and last volumes. The top articles for the three most recent issues were:

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Authenticate Accesses to Web Apps Against Databases
Using Sun Java System Access Manager, JDBC Authentication Module
Sun Java System Access Manager 2004Q2 provides open, standards-based authentication and policy-based authorization with a single, unified framework. The Sun Developer Web site is hosting an article demonstrating how to use the Access Manager to authenticate accesses to Web applications against databases.
Integrating Sun Java System Access Manager with Oracle Application Server
Allows Implementation of SSO within Heterogeneous Environments

Authors Jennifer Glore, Prashant Srinivasan and Marina Sum recommend integrating Sun Java System Access Manager 2004Q2 with the Oracle Application Server 10g (9.0.4) so that Single Sign-On (SSO) can be implemented within a heterogeneous environment. Seven performance tasks are listed as benefits of Oracle Server.

"Using ctelnet in Sun Cluster Software with Secure Shell"
Tech Tip Offers Alternative Method to telnet

A tech tip from Vlad Grama describes how developers can use the ctelnet application in Sun Cluster software to connect to systems by using the ssh command. Grama notes that by using this method, users are offered flexibility from the telnet command and can create this configuration to run by default or indirectly.

"Installing and Using the Sun Java Desktop System"
Article Touches on Basics from User Experience

User experience often provides the best methods and advice when installing and using new software. Sun recognizes this fact and has posted a BigAdmin article from a reader who recently installed the Sun Java Desktop System. From downloading and burning CDs to project management, the author details his/her first-hand experience.

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