System News Editor-in-Chief and CTO John J. McLaughlin gets the inside story on Sun's stability, strategy and product line from Sun Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy, who recently spoke candidly during an interview with McLaughlin .
In other Sun News, learn how the company is helping the UN with a global initiative and about its new alliances with T-Mobile  and MPC Computers . InfoWorld 2005 Innovators Award was bestowed on six Solaris[TM] 10 engineers . And, the Aberdeen Group is inviting mid-size companies to participate in research study on enterprise resource planning .
The Software section details new product releases including the Trusted Solaris[TM] 8 2/04 Operating Environment , Solaris[TM] 10 3/05 HW1 Operating System  and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 . Also, read about recent surveys on RFID, which suggests upcoming market changes , .
The Sun Fire[TM] V40z server now supports the fastest dual core technology - AMD Opteron 875 . Select configurations of these entry-level servers have been repriced to offer customers more competitive options . Sun also is promoting a trade-in allowance of 15 percent when trading up to a Sun Fire[TM] V440 server .
Learn how Sun is solving the market's enterprise data retention and management requirements, which are expected to increase by 54 percent this year alone . Also in Storage, read eWeek's review of the Sun StorEdge[TM] 6920 system , the new lower pricing for the Sun StorEdge[TM] 5210 NAS appliance  and EOL for Sun StorEdge[TM] 6120 arrays .
Get trained in the Solaris[TM] 10 OS , the N1[TM] Grid Service Provisioning System 5.0  and save 15 percent off Sun's live virtual classes on a variety of technologies .
The Java[TM] Platform, Micro Edition (Java[TM] ME) headlines this week's articles in the Java[TM] Technology section with information on the Mobile Service Architecture initiative , its involvement in auto infotainment  and support of Apache Derby .
In Partners, find out how to qualify for a free Sun Ultra[TM] 20 workstation  and which Sun systems will be virtualized with VMware's virtualization infrastructure software . Some channel partners now can receive Sun sales force training . And, Cambex joins Sun iForce[SM] Partner program, liberating mainframe customers with Sun and Cambex's open systems servers .
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