The recent Gartner IT Expo and Symposium on the Gold Coast focussed on the Nexus of Forces, the convergence and mutual reinforcement of social, mobility, cloud and information patterns that are the basis of the technology platform of the future and which will drive the creation of new and innovative business models. During the keynote it was noted that in response to these forces, enterprise architects will need to use enterprise architecture to help drive growth and innovation, while identifying opportunities for performance improvement and cost cutting in a period of budgetary constraint.
Sparx Systems will attend the Gartner IT Expo and Symposium in Barcelona from 10th to 14th November 2013. Our attendance follows our fourth successive inclusion in the Enterprise Architecture Magic Quadrant. We look forward to sharing case studies with stakeholders on the use of Enterprise Architect to address emerging data management challenges and to profiling the changing needs of industries, specifically in terms of their requirements with respect to standards, frameworks and tools.
Sparx Systems press release can be read at:
Trac-Car Recognised for Technology Innovation at UNFCCC
Sparx Systems Partner, Trac-Car, has been recognised as the Response to Climate Change (RTCC), Sustainable Technology Company of the Year 2013-Australasia, for their greenhouse gas reporting system.
The Trac-Car system is accessible to carbon emitters or companies seeking to understand and reduce their own emissions. The core of the reporting has been generated from an Enterprise Architect UML model, and the cloud platform is designed to connect to existing meters, spreadsheets, databases etc and capture accurate, geospatially referenced global emissions data, accessible to all interested parties. With an accurate measure of their own carbon footprint organisations can respond with optimised energy efficiency measures.
Trac-Car and Sparx Systems will attend the November 2013 meeting of UNFCCC COP19 in Warsaw where this prestigious award will be presented.
For more information about the awards, please visit:http://www.rtcc.org/2013/10/02/rtcc-2013-awards-sustainable-technology-firm/
The models can be viewed via:http://community.sparxsystems.com/news/742-energy-greenhouse-gas-reporting-in-the-cloud
Official observers to the UN Framework Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) - See more at:http://www.rtcc.org/about-us/#sthash.Lhxth6PQ.dpuf
Sparx Systems has confirmed it's booth location at the upcoming Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Barcelona. To be situated at Booth E5, Sparx Systems is pleased to be involved with this event, bringing together the premier vendors and CIOs of the IT industry. Talking place over 5 days, the event helps to define the solutions and strategies setting the pace of innovation for the following year.
We encourage any and all attendees to come by the Sparx Systems booth (Booth E5) where we will be demonstrating Enterprise Architect's enterprise knowledge integration capabilities - organizational planning through requirements management, process modeling, deployment, testing and documentation.
Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools, released on October 3rd, recognizes Sparx Systems offering to the marketplace for the 4th consecutive year. The Gartner Magic Quadrant reports examine the most influential companies in specific markets, providing readers with the information they need to evaluate providers to meet their own business needs.
Vendors are evaluated on their Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. This gauges the vendors ability to compete effectively, impact revenue to a positive degree, and deliver solutions to clients that create vendor-client win-win relationships. Areas of analysis include modeling, decision analysis, frameworks and standards, repository / metamodel and usability.
To access the report as a Gartner Client, or purchase a copy visit: http://www.gartner.com/DisplayDocument?doc_cd=247545
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When modeling joint task operations involving different organizational groups you need to have a consistent model approach. The Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM) Version 2.0 provides a framework that incorporates both DoDAF 2.0 and MODAF 1.2 frameworks. Although based on military frameworks, you can use UPDM to model any type of combined operations from domestic search and rescue through to combined force military operations.
The purpose of this paper is to examine the development of a UPDM model using Enterprise Architect.
Sparx Systems congratulates Antonio Villegas, PhD and Antoni Olivé, Professor from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC BarcelonaTech), who this week were acknowledged as winners of the inaugural HL7 2012-2013 Tooling Challenge, at the 27th Annual Plenary and Working Group meeting in Cambridge MA. This is the first in a planned series of challenges sponsored by Sparx Systems.
Mr Ben Constable, Senior Analyst at Sparx Systems, explores Enterprise Architect's Structured Scenario Editor for model-driven use case analysis.
In this webinar, you'll learn how to:
- Add structured scenarios to your use case models
- Link scenarios to formal requirements and business rules for improved traceability
- Automatically generate downstream deliverables from scenarios, including reports, test cases and behavioral models
To suit users in different time zones, we will hold two sessions - each 30 minutes in duration.
To register for this webinar, please visit www.sparxsystems.com/webinars.
Geoplex, a Sparx Systems partner and professional services and solutions company specializing in geospatial enterprise and data management solutions, is successfully deploying Enterprise Architect, to build and deliver high-performance, location based solutions to solve real business problems.
Enterprise Architect supports spatial database modeling in several ways such as linking requirements to database objects ensuring traceability; reverse engineering existing databases and reducing the risk associated with legacy applications and databases - and most importantly - expressing complex designs in various ways, thus allowing all stakeholders to participate in the design process. By creating DDL and ArcGIS Workspace XML in Enterprise Architect, designs can be quickly realized in physical databases.
With spatial database and GML modelling now core functions, Enterprise Architect can be used to support a range of geospatial project work and is used on many Geoplex projects. It has become a core component in the delivery of successful project outcomes to clients, including NBN Co., Customs and Border Protection Service and DEPI (Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Victoria).
More information on Geoplex's services can be found at: http://www.sparxsystems.com/partners/vars/oceania.html#Geoplex
For more details on Sparx Systems' profiles for ArcGIS and GML in Enterprise Architect, visit: http://www.sparxsystems.com/enterprise-architect/arcgis/gml-arcgis.html
Sparx Systems has partnered with Esri Inc. to deliver cutting-edge geospatial solutions based on Esri technology. Since Enterprise Architect version 9.3, Sparx Systems has offered an ArcGIS plug-in developed in conjunction with the CSIRO, Australia's national science agency. This feature, which supports the design of geodatabases for the ArcGIS 10.0 suite, is proving popular within the global geospatial community.
By visualizing geodatabase designs, Enterprise Architect can facilitate the traceability of geospatial systems to the broader enterprise model, communicate geospatial design concepts to a wide audience of stakeholders and leverage model driven architecture.
Esri Australia Partner Manager Laura Berman said, "As a result of this latest partnership with Sparx Systems, organizations across a range of industries including aerospace, finance and telecommunications are able to leverage Sparx Systems design tools to easily visualize and analyze their data in a new and more meaningful way," said Ms Berman. "It's incredibly rewarding for us to be partnering with an Australian organization whose product has a global impact and is used by thousands of organizations around the world."
Read more on ArcGIS in Enterprise Architect at: http://www.sparxsystems.com/arcgis
At the recent meeting of the G8 in Northern Ireland, the members released the Open Data Charter. The Charter recognizes the central role open data can play in improving government and governance and in stimulating growth through innovation in data-driven products and services. On the principle of quality, the goal of the charter is to ensure that releases of “high-quality open data that are timely, comprehensive, and accurate. To the extent possible, data will be in their original, unmodified form and at the finest level of granularity available.”
High levels of granularity support more structured information and allow more technical manipulation while metadata with levels of low granularity can be created for much less cost but provide less detailed information. Granularity impacts creation and capture. However, the greatest impact of granularity is in maintenance. As the metadata structures become outdated, access to the referred data will become much harder to manage. To enable continued access to the reference data, Enterprise Architect helps to manage the structure and transformation of the metadata, from one structure to another as new systems get developed.
A metadata repository enables collection, storage, maintenance, and dissemination of metadata information and Enterprise Architect is a powerful and inexpensive repository tool that can be used with a variety of databases including:
- SQL Server 2000, 2005 or 2008
- MySQL 4 or 5
- PostgreSQL 7 or 8
- Adaptive Server Anywhere 8 or 9, or SQL Anywhere 10 or 11
- Access 2007
- Progress OpenEdge
- MSDE or
- Oracle 9i, 10g or 11g
By default, Enterprise Architect stores its repository data in a .eap file.