World Book First to Buy Suns New Java Stack
Sun iForce partner DewPoint Inc. sold the new Java Enterprise System to Chicago-based World Book.SAN FRANCISCOSun Microsystems Inc. has sold its first Java Enterprise System to World Book Inc. through one of its partners. In an announcement from the SunNetwork Conference here, DewPoint Inc., a Detroit-based Sun iForce partner and supplier of application integration and access management solutions said it sold the first new Java Enterprise System, formerly known as Project Orion, to Chicago-based World Book. Priced at $100 per employee, the Java Enterprise System represents a fundamentally new software model for Sun where the company provides its entire software stack in a single offering, and includes network identity services, Web and application services, portal services, communication and collaboration services, availability services, security services and a new feature called Sun Software Express for Solaris.
Tim Hardy, chief technology officer at World Book, which sells reference materials for children and adults, said the ease of integration, as well as software implementation and management that the new Java Enterprise System affords World Book made it worth the investment