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- Sparx Systems Pro Cloud Server - Coming Soon
- SD Times - How UML makes a DevOps-driven digital transformation possible
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In an in-depth and illuminating interview with Sparx Systems Founder and CEO Geoffrey Sparks, Alexandra Weber Morales from SD Times identified several key aspects surrounding the company's continued growth in the DevOps space.
Geoffrey illustrated how Enterprise Architect provides a solid platform for the delivery and support of new applications, services, and technologies, by encouraging and facilitation of increased productivity between development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops). The Sparx CEO also explained the importance of UML as the established standard for software modeling.
"Within those organizations that are undergoing digital transformation
to improve operational efficiencies (many of whom are Sparx Systems
customers), there is a prevalence of UML tools deployed to manage application
delivery, a process which relies implicitly on code quality assurance."
- Geoffrey Sparks, CEO & Founder, Sparx Systems
Read the full article in PDF - available on the Sparx Systems website here
Visit SD Times website here
Read More about Sparx Systems and DevOps here
In the February edition of CIO Review, Sparx Systems has been recognized by a distinguished panel of CEO's, CIO's, CMO's, VC's, analysts and the CIO Review editorial board, from a select group of over 300 companies as one of the "most promising BPM technology solution providers".
First awarded the honor in 2015, this is a continuing recognition of Sparx Systems' ability to provide technology solutions to streamline operations in a faster, less resource-intensive manner, while keeping costs under control.
For more information regarding CIO Review's 20 Most Promising BPM Solution Providers - 2017, please view the PDF here.
An interview with Founder and CEO Geoffrey Sparks is also featured in this month's edition titled 'Architecting' Agile Enterprises, where Geoffrey discusses Enterprise Architect's unique market position as the go-to platform for enterprise-wide digital transformation.
Read the in-depth article between CIO Review and Geoffrey Sparks here: Sparx Systems - Architecting Agile Enterprises (PDF)
The February edition of CIO Review can be read at the CIOReview website: http://magazine.cioreview.com/magazines/February2017/BPM
Sparx Systems, together with the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®), has announced the public Beta release of a reference model for IIBA's Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide v3), supported by Sparx System's Pro Cloud Server and an MDG Technology within Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.
Considered as the Ultimate Toolkit for Business Analysts, Sparx System's Tools & Techniques for BABOK Guide v3 has been developed in close conjunction with key stakeholders within the IIBA community, supporting the global business analysis community with improved efficiency and practical real-world modeling examples.
Easily accessible from within the browser of any Internet connected mobile device, the Tools & Techniques for BABOK Guide v3 represents BABOK Guide v3 Knowledge Areas as columns, while each cell represents a specific Task within the Knowledge Area. Enterprise Architect sample models are also contained within the online solution, offering Business Analysts with a comprehensive array of modeling resources to assist in attaining a high level of proficiency in the shortest possible time-frame.
Further information regarding the Enterprise Architect Tools and Techniques for BABOK ® Guide v3, delivered via the Pro Cloud Server collaboration platform or MDG Technology plug-in, plus a wealth of reference materials, is available at the Sparx Systems website: www.sparxsystems.com/babok
Sparx Systems has responded to an increased demand of sales, training and consultancy services to support North American users of Enterprise Architect.
With more than 600,000 effective users globally including over 80% of Fortune 100 firms, Sparx Systems has seen heightened demand and increased adoption of Enterprise Architect by major corporations in the North American region over the last several years.
Sparx Services North America offers access to quality support for new and existing customers providing sales, training and consulting services from a single regional point of contact.
"Sparx Services North America's proven expertise and close working relationship with Sparx provides organizations and individuals with a rich set of support, training and consulting offerings to ensure maximum return on their investment in modeling and design work using the Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect tool suite." - Geoffrey Sparks, Founder & CEO, Sparx Systems
Located just outside of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, Sparx Services North America provides optimal provision of quality support to customers via phone toll-free on 1-800-882-6051, and via the website at www.sparxsystems.us
Read the Media Release: Sparx Opens New Office to Service North America
Do you know of any EA user deserving of notice?
We are profiling high-achieving EA users to promote the great work being done in our industry. We want to interview these people to find out what their background is, how their role has changed, and the unique challenges they are applying EA to.
Published on the community site, the profiles aim to promote the achievements of individuals and teams and raise a greater sense of community.
A prior example can be read here: http://community.sparxsystems.com/news/979-user-group-attendee-profile-rasheed-amzart
We hope to hear from you.
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The Pro Cloud Server, coming in Q2 this year will offer enterprises a convenient way to host EA models on their internet or intranet environment, to broaden available access to the model throughout the enterprise.
Sparx Systems' web client WebEA will connect to the Pro Cloud Server to provide a mobile view of Enterprise Architect models in real time, fostering collaboration between model authors and stakeholders and supporting access on the move. Discussions when enabled, will be stored in the model to create a seamless vision of stakeholder feedback visible in both the cloud and desktop environments.
Entry-level creation of requirements, issues, tests and use cases enables stakeholders a more advanced method of contributing to the model. And the creation of watch lists will help keep model authors and stakeholders alike informed of changes to the model.
Sparx Systems is hosting a read-only copy of the EA Example model for users to explore.
Select model: EA Example
Access code: demo
More information as well as a sign-up form for more information is online at: http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/procloudserver
In this month's edition of SD Times, reporter Alexandra Weber Morales has interviewed Sparx Systems CEO, Geoffrey Sparks about the prevalence of UML in DevOps culture.
Morales, who originally profiled Sparx Systems over 10 years ago, reconnected again to ask about the Sparx Systems' approach to DevOps, digital transformation and how UML can assist in automating aspects of the delivery pipeline.
'UML is the established standard for software modeling - anyone sketching a simple use case is modeling in UML.'
- Geoffrey Sparks
The article can be read in its entirety at: http://sdtimes.com/uml-makes-devops-driven-digital-transformation-possible
The interview is also published in the March edition of SD Times.
Regular contributor to SD Times, Lisa Morgan, has published an in-depth piece titled 'Navigating the endless ALM river', she investigates alternative solutions to some of the premium offerings within the marketplace.
Lisa investigates the latest thinking within this space, gathering insight from senior subject matter experts, who describe contemporary thinking in this fast-paced sector.
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is included within a list of highly-valued software solutions that facilitate continuous delivery, deployment and integration processes.
We encourage you to read the full article at the SD Times website.
The EA User Group Committee, consisting of a number of dedicated Sparx Global Partners, have set dates for the next European EA User Group event!
What? The next European EAUG event
When? Thursday 18th and Friday 19th May 2017
Where? Code Node, LONDON, EC2M 7BT
Thank you for all who responded to our recent survey. The results were clear – you wanted a 2 day event, including training, to be held in a major European city with good transport links.
You spoke, and we listened…
- Thursday 18th May, 9am-5pm: an EA training day, with a small number of in-depth sessions led by approved EA training partners. Full details to be published shortly. Note: Training numbers will be limited.
- Thursday 6pm onwards: an evening networking event
- Friday 19th May: a ‘traditional’ EAUG event day - including shorter presentations, case studies and user stories
£550 - To join us for the full 2 day event.
£75 - To join us on Friday only.
CALL TO ACTION:
- Attendees - Save the Date(s)
- Speakers - Send us your presentation proposals for case studies/user stories
- Sponsors - There are Sponsorship opportunities. Please contact us for more information.
Keep up to date about EA User Group events, register at the EAUG website today!
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect has been honored with a Silver medal for Software Architecture excellence in this year's Visual Studio Reader's Choice Award.
This follows on from winning a Bronze award in 2015 for outstanding solutions in the Software Design, Frameworks, and Modeling Tools category.
"For Sparx to place in the tight Software Architecture solutions category means readers are paying attention. It can only mean good things in the future for this builder of model-driven software development."
- Michael Domingo, Editor in Chief, Visual Studio Magazine
The Reader's Choice Award has been conducted by Visual Studio Magazine for 23 years, with winners selected from a pool of over 400 product and sevices within 36 categories.
A media announcement has been released by Sparx Systems, please visit the company News Room for more.
For more details about the Reader's Choice Award, please visit the Visual Studio Magazine website.