(NASDAQ:JAVA) today announced that SAP has signed amulti-year agreement with Sun to provide Java(TM) Platform Standard Edition forBusiness (Java SE for Business) to its customers using the SAP NetWeavertechnology platform. This will allow SAP customers to continue using Java SE1.4.2 on both Windows (x8632, x8664, IA64) and Linux (x8632, IA64) platformswith the confidence of having Sun, the creator of the Java(TM) platform,providing support and indemnification. To learn more about Java SE for Businessvisit: Java SE for Business is a service offering designed for customers who want morepredictable support and services for their business-critical Java SEapplications. The agreement between Sun and SAP will allow SAP customers to continue using SAPNetWeaver 2004 and SAP NetWeaver 7.0 software on Windows and Linux without aseparate Java SE for Business contract with Sun.
For other platforms, SAPcustomers have ongoing Java SE 1.4.2 support as defined in the support contractwith their corresponding operating system vendor. "We are pleased to be working withSAP, so that SAP NetWeaver customers can continue to run their existingapplications on Windows and Linux platforms." "This agreement for extended support of Java technology is an important part ofour strategy to deliver to customers a stable core and protection of investmentsthrough SAP Enterprise Support," said Uwe Hommel, executive vice president, SAPAG. "Java SE for Business is a service offering designed for customers lookingfor longer return on investment and support for a given version of Java SE. Thisannouncement underscores the commitment of SAP's customer-focused ecosystem,through which SAP teams with partners to deliver to customers innovativesolutions and greater combined value." As an additional benefit, Java SE for Business customers can receive early JavaSE support for Windows 2008. Java SE for Business will allow SAP to obtain anearlier certification of its SAP NetWeaver 2004 and SAP NetWeaver 7.0 basedproducts on the Windows 2008 release This certification is now scheduled forearly 2009.
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace.Guided by a singular vision "The Network Is The Computer"(TM) Sun drivesnetwork participation through shared innovation, community development and opensource leadership. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java and The Network Is The Computer aretrademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc or itssubsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Sun MicrosystemsJacki Decoster, Copyright Business Wire 2009. NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLPtoday announced that Benjamin A Tan has been elevated to Partner of the Firm.Mr. Tan, who originally joined Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP in January2008 in an of Counsel position, has developed the Firm's Asian Practice Groupinto one of the most respected in the country representing over twenty Chinesepublic companies Mr. Tan specializes in corporate and securities law, primarilyfor Chinese companies listed in the United States, and routinely provides adviceto public companies covering various types of debt and equity financings, resaleregistration statements, '34 act reporting, stock exchange compliance andlisting and general corporate matters ranging from employment agreements toshareholder agreements Mr.
Tan had also been General Counsel for aNasdaq-listed technology company based in New York Mr. Tan's extensiveexperience also includes a variety of business transactions, including providingadvice on innovative alternative public offerings involving reverse mergers witha public vehicle coupled with private equity financing transactions.Mr. Tan graduated with Honors with A Bachelor of Law degree from theNational University of Singapore and holds a Master of Laws from the Universityof London. Tan will be responsible for continuing to manageand grow the Firm's Asian Practice Group."We are pleased to have Benjamin as a Partner of the Firm.