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Why Pinterest is killing it, while your gamification lags

The best gamification ideas usually come from just outside the traditional game space (and typically not from gamification 'experts' who are too busy adding badges and points to everything under the sun). The latest blockbuster idea, which could easily be adapted for some really interesting game mechanics, is Pinterest.

January 24, 2012 by

Sun Shines On Cloud Security

While it’s still early days for the billowing mists of cloud computing as they struggle to find some solid form and defined function, the vendors who strive to perform the requisite ‘cloudbusting’ techniques needed to corral this stream of computing power continue to form alliances and movements to bring order where once chaos existed.Aiming to put forward an appropriately secure sunbeam in this space this week is Sun Microsystems.

December 18, 2009 by

The Sun Java EE Also Rises

As we wait with baited breath for Oracle to finally get the green light on the Sun acquisition, those of us that speculated whether we would see an increased push into the Java EE enriched enterprise space in the new world of Sun have had our suspicions confirmed.

December 8, 2009 by

Flash disk drives are a hit with enterprise customers, says Sun

Today, Sun announced hundreds of wins across a range of industries for its eco-friendly Sun Storage 7000 series since it was introduced 5 months ago. According to Sun, over 17 petabytes of total space has been purchased, making it "the fastest ramping new product in Sun's storage portfolio ever".

May 5, 2009 by

The Sun Goes to Space

The sun woke up one morning to find that 8 planets and Pluto have been kidnapped! Help the sun venture into outer space to find them...

July 8, 2013 by Shmehao

3D sunrise sunset live wp

Refreshing and beautiful 3D sunrise and sunset HD live wallpaper. Welcome the warm and beauty of the sun and sunshine. Enjoy the beauty...

August 30, 2012 by Sunnywallpapers

Energy from the wind is the best for Earth

According to a Stanford University researcher, 'wind, water and sun beat biofuels, nuclear and coal for clean energy.' The scientist 'has conducted the first quantitative, scientific evaluation of the proposed, major, energy-related solutions by assessing not only their potential for delivering energy for electricity and vehicles, but also their impacts on global warming, human health, energy security, water supply, space requirements, wildlife, water pollution, reliability and sustainability.' Wow! The researcher found that some sources of energy were 25 to 1,000 times more polluting than the best available options. Some of his conclusions make sense, some are controversial, but read more...

December 11, 2008 by

Sun's eco-friendly data centers

At a press conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Sun Microsystems CIO Bob Worrall outlines Sun's plans to make data centers more energy efficient for itself and for its customers by reducing space and utility requirements.

August 23, 2007 by

Mobile RIAs: Java, Apollo, and Silverlight's deathmatch? If so, what of Eclipse v. Netbeans?

Last week, while at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco, Sun drew some major lines in the sand for Java and now, about the only thing we can do is sit back and watch to see what happens. If I had to sum up what I heard, it's that the battle for supremacy in the RIA space (that's Rich Interactive Application if you're Microsoft, Rich Internet Application if you're not) will be fought in the mobile and embedded spaces.

May 14, 2007 by

Sun plans developer-focused, on-demand application grid services

Sun may not be first in this space, but it does have the assets to be large. For example, Sun already has a compute-intensive grid, and ample storage as a service offerings. By bringing its tools, NetBeans framework, open source Java community, middleware, virtualized runtime containers, and pay-per-drink grid together provides a significant, long-term subscription opportunity for Sun and its partners.

May 8, 2007 by

Here comes the sun: and your GPS may suffer

It wasn't widely reported at the time, but a major sun flare that took place last December 6 did quite a number on our planet's GPS systems. "Our increasingly technologically dependent society is becoming increasingly vulnerable to space weather," David L.

April 4, 2007 by

Sun eyes third slot in AU storage space

Sun Microsystems Australia plans to leap past Dell and EMC in storage market share over the next six to 12 months as it reaps the benefits of its StorageTek acquisition. Anthony Clarke, head of Sun Microsystems Australia's storage group and an ex-StorageTek employee, said the marriage of the two vendors was already paying strong dividends.

June 1, 2006 by

Java 7.0 (Dolphin): Evolving in the Ecosystem

Sun developer Danny Coward says "Compatibility is king", but Sun is not staying still in the Java space. At last week's JavaOne conference he unveiled some projects that R&D is working on for the upcoming "Dolphin" release of Java, due out in 2008. The proposed changes are in three areas: languages, packaging, and ease of development.

May 21, 2006 by

Oracle touts 'sweetest' middleware suite

Following the acquisitions of two privately owned security companies last week, Oracle executives claimed they can now supply administrators the sweetest suite of middleware products. Last week, Oracle acquired UK-based Thor Technologies and US-based OctetString to help the software company compete against rivals such as Computer Associates, IBM and Sun Microsystems in the identity management space.

November 22, 2005 by

Google's Schmidt plays it coy with Microsoft

During the Google-Sun press conference [Stephen Shankland's coverage here]  [video clip here], Eric Schmidt was asked about Google’s plans to take on Microsoft in the applications space. He basically responded that Google is a search company that sells ads.

October 4, 2005 by

Sun Solaris 10

Significant performance, availability and feature enhancements make Solaris 10 an automatic choice for existing Sun customers. But as an alternative to Linux, it doesn’t yet deliver.

April 21, 2005 by

Java is essential for enterprises

In response to David Berlind's "Sun bets its future on Java," reader Steven Goldsmith writes: "Microsoft is only going to win in the Microsoft-only space; enterprise customers have heterogeneous environments, and so Java is pretty much a requirement."

September 10, 2002 by

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