Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Father, Sun, and Holy Ghost

Filed under

The Vatican has picked Sun Microsystems to implement secure messaging for connecting the various parts of the Catholic church's bureaucracy.

The Vatican has picked Sun Microsystems to implement secure messaging for connecting the various parts of the Catholic church's bureaucracy, Sun announced Wednesday.

"E-mail is one of the most important IT services we provide at the Holy See," said Sister Judith Zoebelein of the Vatican's Internet office in a statement. "[It] enables our internal communication, facilitating correspondence between our consulates, and aiding our worldwide evangelization efforts," she added.

The just-completed first stage of the project assembled components of Sun's Java Enterprise System, including the Messaging Server and Directory Server, and took two months to roll out.

"The reliability of our Solaris-based platform was key to providing a complete solution to enable the Holy See with the ability to handle high-volume e-mail exchanges," said Mauro Banchero, the managing director of Sun's Italian operations, in an accompanying statement. Next, the Vatican wants to create a new global portal, and centralize its numerous external and intranet sites. Sun said it plans to use Java-based Portal Solution to create online applications for content management, media streaming, e-learning, and collaboration hosted on those sites.


More in Tux Machines

Continuum for Windows 10 Is Phone Convergence, but Not as Advanced as Ubuntu's

Continuum for Windows 10 is Microsoft's idea of convergence, and it looks like they got things going. The Windows 10 Devices event that happened yesterday saw the official launch of this feature, albeit it's a little bit more complicated than you might suspect, and it's not really all that similar to what Canonical is doing with Ubuntu. Read more

NethServer 6.7 Server-Oriented Linux Distro Is Coming Soon, Based on CentOS 6.7

The developers of the CentOS-based NethServer open-source server-oriented operating system have announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Release Candidate (RC) build of the upcoming NethServer 6.7 OS. Read more

Mozilla Boosts Leadership Team With Connected Devices Appointment

Today, we are pleased to announce that Ari Jaaksi will be joining the Mozilla leadership team next month as our new Senior Vice President of Connected Devices. In this role, Ari will be responsible for Firefox OS and broader exploration of opportunities to advance our mission across the ever-increasing range of connection points of the modern Internet, i.e. phones, TVs, IoT, etc. Read more

Lessons From Volkswagen

  • MEP: "Car manufacturers should make their software available for review"
    Car manufacturers should be obliged to make their motor management software available for review, Paul Tang, a Dutch member of the European Parliament for the Labour Party, requested in questions to the European Commission. Such a measure should prevent the manipulation of the emissions tests, in which Volkswagen was recently caught by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • VW’s Cheating Proves We Must Open Up the Internet of Things
    It’s been a rough year for the Internet of Things. Security researchers uncovered terrifying vulnerabilities in products ranging from cars to garage doors to skateboards. Outages at smart home services Wink and Google’s Nest rendered customers’ gadgets temporarily useless. And the Volkswagen emissions scandal, though not precisely an Internet of Things issue, has exposed yet another issue with “smart” physical goods: the possibility of manufacturers embedding software in their products designed to skirt regulations.
  • VW Software Scandal May Lead To More Open-Source Code