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Fall show season begins in earnest

Sep 10, 20034 mins
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* Breaking news from Storage Decisions, OracleWorld, Novell Brainshare, Intel Developer Forum, SunNetwork * Links to upcoming trade shows * Links to free Network World Technology Tours

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The school bell has sounded and the industry is filing back into the conference halls for the start of this year’s fall shows. Opening conferences this week are Oracle, Novell and SAP. Oracle is using its OracleWorld event to launch a tool that alerts traveling database administrators whenever there are problems with their Oracle installations (how often does an Oracle database fail?). Meanwhile Novell is flying the Linux flag over in Barcelona for Brainshare Europe, and SAP has declared its TechEd conference in Las Vegas an RFID-free zone (probably a good idea for attendees who have suspicious bosses). Over in Chicago, a gathering of storage experts are being treated to a showing of SGI’s latest set of storage products. Browse down for complete show news, including news of next week’s Intel Developer Forum and SunNetwork.

News from Storage Decisions, Chicago

SGI bolsters storage products, 09/09/03

SGI introduced a new set of storage products this week that will help customers improve the management and workflow of data.

News from Brainshare Europe

Novell extends Linux ties, 09/09/03

Novell at BrainShare Europe 2003, Monday bolstered its support for Linux with a variety of products it claims will work across operating system boundaries.

News from  Auto-Tech Conference, Detroit

GM to standardize on collaboration tool, 09/05/03

General Motors has long used collaboration tools and services to set up online meetings and share business data related to vehicle sales, legal and buyer financing issues and vehicle design around the world.

News from SAP TechEd, Las Vegas

SAP to show off RFID’s potential, 09/05/03

When SAP’s TechEd gathering kicks off next week in Las Vegas, it will lack one of the traditional trade-show trappings: The conference’s attendee badges will be bar-code free. SAP has declared TechEd an RFID zone.

News from OracleWorld Conference, San Francisco

Oracle to announce database remote mgmt. tool, 09/05/03

Oracle will use its OpenWorld conference in San Francisco next week to introduce Enterprise Manager to Go, a remote management tool that alerts database administrators to problems with Oracle’s database when they’re out on the road, according to sources familiar with the plan.

* News from next week’s shows:

Intel Developer Forum, San Jose

Blade vendors to launch standards effort, 09/08/03

A group of server vendors led by Intel will launch a new effort to create standard ways of building and managing blade and rack servers next week at the Intel Developer Forum, in San Jose, Calif.

Deerfield to appear before IDF gets underway, 09/02/03

Before Intel opens its biannual developer conference in two weeks, it will announce Deerfield, the low-power version of its Itanium 2 chip, next Monday, according to a source familiar with the company’s plans.

SunNetwork, San Francisco

Sun to announce Orion pricing next week, 09/09/03

Sun will use its SunNetwork conference next week to reveal long-awaited details of a new pricing scheme it plans to introduce for its server software products, the company’s chairman and CEO said Tuesday.

RealNetworks to be part of Sun’s Mad Hatter bundle 09/09/03

Sun Monday said it will include RealNetworks’ RealPlayer media player in its forthcoming Mad Hatter Linux-based desktop package.


PUG 2003 (Polycom User Group)

Sept. 13-17, San Francisco

TECHXNY (Technology Exchange Week New York, formerly PC Expo)

Sept. 15-18, New York

Intel Developer Forum

Sept. 16-18, San Jose, California

Sun NetWork Conference

Sept. 16-18, San Francisco

DEMOmobile 2003

Sept 17-19, La Jolla, California

Fall 2003 VON (Voice on the Net) Conference & Expo

Sept. 22-25, Boston

Instant Messaging Planet Conference & Expo Fall 2003

Oct. 15-16, San Jose, California

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2003

Oct. 19-24, Orlando, Florida


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