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Sizzle - The World's Smallest Secure Web Server
Massive Security in a Small Package with ECC
Sizzle is believed to be the world's smallest secure Web server created by Sun Labs' Next Generation Crypto team. It is the size of a US twenty-five cent coin and designed to be embedded in a variety of diminutive devices for secure monitoring and control across the Internet.
U.S. Troops Rely on RFID Technology
Ensures Supplies Arrive at the Right Location On Time

Keeping track of military supplies is of vital importance for the U.S. Department of Defense. To resolve the issue of missing merchandise, the military has turned to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags to ensure the massive quantities of food, fuel, medication, clothing and weapons arrive at their allotted locations on time.

Transferring Technology From Research to Product
FreeTTS and Sphinx-4 Making the Move with Innovator

Technology transfer is an important element to Sun Labs' researchers, who creatively work to bring cutting-edge development to actual products for customers as quickly as possible. Keeping with this philosophy, Sun recently transferred one of their key personnel from the laboratory to Sun's Accessibility Program Office (APO) to assist in transferring two critical technologies.

SunTone Risk Management Initiative
Identifies Operational Risks , Compliance Hazards

Identifying potential operational risks and compliance hazards within IT operations is the primary goal of the SunTone Risk Management initiative. Reducing exposure and developing a culture in which operational risk management is part of the daily routine is this Sun program's objective and a key requirement under the Basel II guidelines.

Java Technology
Is the J2SE 5.0 Platform the Right Choice?
Article Identifies Five Reasons to Migrate

Interested in reducing development and runtime costs? Then, the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 is for you, according to Calvin Austin, who has written an article that specifies the top five reasons moving to this platform is well-advised. The J2SE 5.0 incorporates the most significant updates to date for the Java platform.

Sun Certified Programmer for the J2SE 5.0
Beta Version of Exam Available Now

The beta version of a revised exam for the Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 is being offered to experience developers, who not only can become certified for this updated Sun platform, but also can assist in setting Java technology industry standards.

J2SE Development Kit 5.0
Update 1 for Solaris OS, Microsoft Windows and Linux Platforms

The Sun Developer Network Site has the release notes of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) Development Kit 5.0 accessible for users on its Web site. These release notes are for this platform's Update 1 Edition that supports the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), Microsoft Windows and Linux platforms.

"AspectJ Cookbook"
Write and Design Better Software with Less Effort
Aspect-oriented programming (AOP) is a style of programming that attempts to abstract out features common to many parts of the code beyond simple functional modules, and thereby improve the quality of software. AspectJ is an open source extension of the Java programming language that explicitly supports the AOP approach.
EqualLogic Announces Expanded PS Series
Intelligent, Enterprise-class Storage
Founded on the premise of simplifying networked storage, EqualLogic's new PS Series is a family of intelligent, iSCSI-based storage arrays that fundamentally change storage economics from purchase and set up to operation and upgrades. All configurations are completely interoperable and upgradable with performance and capacity scaling from a single terabyte to over 100 terabytes.
ISCSI-based SAN and NAS Solutions for Sun Environments
EqualLogic First to Ship a Native iSCSI Storage Array

EqualLogic is the first company to ship a native iSCSI storage array, and customers are choosing it and other EqualLogic products for their enterprise rich feature set, performance and affordability. Of the 260 new customers EqualLogic gained in 2004, 40 percent of them deployed their iSCSI storage on the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and Linux platforms.

Sun Studio 10 Software to be Released This Year
Available for the AMD64 Processor

Sun Studio 10 software is set to be released this year with all of the previous version's enhancements that will be available for the AMD64 processor along with an integrated tool set for developing enterprise-class applications. If you haven't tried Sun's Studio software, version 9 is being offered free for 60 days.

Sun Java Desktop System Software Services
Support Options Assist with Integration

Release 2 of the Sun Java Desktop System offers consulting services to assist organizations in planning, validating and implementing this Linux-based offering within a corporate environment. As a practical alternative to Microsoft Windows, the Sun Java Desktop System is simple to use and works with existing infrastructure.

Practicalities of Radio Frequency Identification
New Field Guide to Planning, Designing, Deploying RFID
Two leading Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) consultants have written a guide to assist organizations plan, design and deploy this technology within their enterprises. Authors Manish Bhuptani and Shahram Moradpour present a practical guide on the true costs and benefits in implementing RFID.
StarOffice 6.0 Reaches End of Life
Version 7, Recommended Replacements

Sun has announced the end of life (EOL) for StarOffice 6.0 with its last ship date scheduled for March 5, 2005, and its last day of support set for February 28, 2010. Recommended product replacements include StarOffice 7, which can be downloaded at a 50 percent discount, and 1.1.

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