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NetFlash: Sun-Microsoft deal good for IT managers

Opinion
Apr 05, 20043 mins
Networking

After getting past the idea of an actual deal between Sun and Microsoft, it’s time to look at what it might mean to you, the IT person on the street. How will it affect deployment of Java and .Net technologies? What about identity management and collaboration software? The answers are all here. Meanwhile, just before this story broke Network World had a chance to interview Sun CEO Scott McNealy, and he talked about everything – except, of course, financials and potential 10-year deals with Sun’s biggest rival. Analysis: Sun-Microsoft deal good for IT managers http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0402sunms.html?net McNealy: Don’t dismiss us in data centers http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0405mcnealy.html?net

After getting past the idea of an actual deal between Sun and Microsoft, it’s time to look at what it might mean to you, the IT person on the street. How will it affect deployment of Java and .Net technologies? What about identity management and collaboration software? The answers are all here. Meanwhile, just before this story broke Network World had a chance to interview Sun CEO Scott McNealy, and he talked about everything – except, of course, financials and potential 10-year deals with Sun’s biggest rival.

Analysis: Sun-Microsoft deal good for IT managers

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0402sunms.html?net

McNealy: Don’t dismiss us in data centers

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0405mcnealy.html?net

Blades raise heat, power issues

Blade servers are renowned for the way they pack lots of computing power in a small space. But is it too much? A glimpse into blades’ downside was evident at the recent Server Blade Summit in San Jose, where demos caused electricity to flicker at the hotel hosting the event.

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0405blades.html?net

WLAN protocol being pitched to smooth interoperability

Two wireless LAN companies this week will unveil a protocol for controlling WLAN access points and ask the IETF to consider it for a standard.

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0405lwapp.html?net

Alcatel launches workgroup switch

Alcatel last week launched an all-Gigabit switch aimed at high-end workgroups or for connecting servers or clustered nodes in a data center.

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0405alcatelswitch.html?net

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