Wednesday Jul 08, 2009

Oracle of the Sun Shiraz

They say wine is made by taking a bunch of grapes and crushing them together ...to produce great tasting results (in most cases). California is the number 1 state in wine production in the US.  How interesting, then, is the following: A few holiday weekends ago I walked into a local liquor store (to do a Solaris deep-dive) and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a bottle of South African Shiraz with a label: "Oracle of the Sun".  Although the Shakespearean reference to "What's in a name?" blazed through my mind at first, I instantly gravitated toward buying a bottle! Now, I have not opened it yet and shall probably be tasting it in the near future at one of the upcoming personal events.  In the meantime, I searched for it on the 'net and found it being sold here (among, likely, many other places).  How interesting, indeed.

Sunday May 10, 2009

ACORD/LOMA Insurance Systems Forum 2009

ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum event is taking place May 17-19 in Orlando, FL this year.  For those of you who may not be familiar with ACORD, the acronym stands for Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development - and is the name of a global, nonprofit standards development organization that is serving the Insurance (and related financial services) industries.


ACORD LOMA is one of the leading Insurance events in the North American insurance market, with typical attendance including representatives from many other countries.

Sun Microsystems will be located at booth #317 at this event. The themes we are focusing on at this year's event are:


Modernization (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Virtualization);


SOA/JCAPS;


Cloud Computing for Insurance; and


Business Solutions across the Insurance Value Chain


We will have various collateral/artifacts/demos supporting these themes, and we will be happy to interact with those of you in the insurance market who are going to be attending.  You will be able to download and view the collateral here


As an example, I have been working on an integrated Sun Ray + VirtualBox demo that will highlight some of the recently released capabilities in the secure/mobile desktop computing area.  This is something that offers opportunities to decrease desktop management costs, offers data/application security and mobility and is prompting a growing number of carriers to actively look at and deploy.


Looking forward to seeing you there!



About

Isaac Rozenfeld has been a Principal Product Manager for Oracle Solaris; responsibilities have included bettering the portfolio of networking and installation technologies - all with a focus on easing application deployments


You can follow Isaac on Twitter @izfromsun

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