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White papers provide in-depth technical discussion and best practice guidance on a wide range of modeling topics. The information presented by industry experts from the user community will help you learn new approaches to modeling and solving real-world problems using Enterprise Architect.

Thursday, 03 April 2014 14:36

Smarter Meetings with Enterprise Architect

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Have you ever been to a meeting that was a waste of time? Do some of your meetings end without the result you need? Or with no result at all? Having the right information available at the right time in the right format would make everything so much easier. Everyone better prepared Less confusion over what's required Fewer poor decisions made Less time wasted A clear direction mapped out. Enterprise Architect gives users access to the all the right information at the right time, and it’s simple to format it all to make meetings really productive. So here are ten…
Thursday, 06 March 2014 14:14

Defining Software Architectures

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The attached document is a Technical report that describes an approach for defining software architectures. The authors are Francesco Tisato and Diego Bernini. This report presents the approach authors use in their course "Software Architecture" inside the Master degree in Informatics at University of Milano - Bicocca, Italy. Authors effectively exploited Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect for UML modeling and for communicating the key concepts behind the approach.
Thursday, 30 January 2014 23:14

Mobility - Global Change Agent

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According to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in 2013, there are almost as many mobile-cellular subscriptions as people in the world and in 2014 the number of mobile phones in use will exceed the number of people on the planet. The mobile revolution is providing equity of access to education, health, government, banking, environment and business for many sectors of the global community while challenging enterprise business models in every sector. It is a platform that is here to stay and a disruptive influence on business that cannot be ignored. Mobile devices form the platform that will deliver work models…
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 03:08

Data Synthesis and Systems Integration

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The success of business models lies in their agility, the extent to which they adapt to changing market conditions and how they maintain efficiency and competitiveness in international supply chains. Today markets are changing at an unprecedented pace, driven by mobile, social, cloud and data technology. IDC states that “by 2020, a third of the data in the digital universe (more than 13,000 exabytes) will have Big Data value, but only if it is tagged and analysed” In an ideal world, large enterprises want to be able to respond to market change, with the speed of smaller competitors. This agility…
Sunday, 19 January 2014 22:07

Innovate for Competitive Advantage

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Organisations or complex adaptive systems share a common characteristic. They are self organising and have the ability to learn, adapt, and differentiate themselves from other self organizing systems. The strength of this characteristic is about to be tested in the face of an imminent and challenging period of disruption that Gartner calls the Nexus of Forces. The forces of this Nexus are Mobile computing, Social collaboration, Cloud and Information (Big Data) and it is predicted to create unprecedented change. Good information management practice has always been the basis of competitive advantage and resulting business success, but the big advances that…
Friday, 10 January 2014 02:16

Order from Chaos - Developing Use Cases

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Using the metaphor of a jigsaw puzzle from the previous blog, we inferred the necessity of technology to tame the complexity of a system that is in a state of constant change but which nevertheless must be managed and guided such that it meets key objectives at the individual and enterprise level. The major problem is that jigsaws never come with instructions on how to build order out of chaos – and the individual approach is usually random, based on trial and error! With any project, be it building a house or fixing a washing machine, a manual is essential.…
Thursday, 19 December 2013 22:49

Enterprise Jigsaw Puzzle

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Imagine that a group of people are putting together a jigsaw puzzle whose pieces continually change shape as do the spaces that they must eventually fill. Each group has responsibilities to the completion of the overall puzzle but more importantly must develop their own respective piece of this puzzle and ensure that ultimately, that piece seamlessly complements those shared boundaries created by the relationships of others. This scenario of mutual dependencies and volatility could be analogous of any organisation in the current hyper-competitive business environment. Of course each team can communicate with others throughout the project, but without a fully…
Monday, 25 November 2013 03:59

Workflow Scripting in Enterprise Architect

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Using Workflow scripting you can set the order of work to be performed by members of the team and ensure that specified outcomes are obtained on completion of the workflow routine. This paper describes Enterprise Architect's Workflow scripting and the key features that facilitate a Workflow process. It makes reference to a sample model containing examples of workflow definitions and other metadata that enable workflow support, along with guides for writing and debugging workflow script.
Friday, 22 November 2013 04:49

ODM MDG Technology Whitepaper

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This paper introduces ontology development with UML using Enterprise Architect's MDG Technology for ODM. The Ontology Definition Metamodel (ODM) was developed by The OMG and covers the Web Ontology Language (OWL) and the Resource Definition Framework (RDF). By integrating ontology support into Enterprise Architect, MDG Technology for ODM facilitates direct traceability between elements in system models and concepts defined in an ontology.
Biner EASI – An integration of TOGAF, Sparx and ArchiMate This is a summary of the Biner EASI White Paper, please download the entire White Paper at the website: www.biner.se Introduction: One of the most common questions asked by Enterprise Architects is: How you take theory into practice?Starting a project can be a difficult and time consuming task, and as an Architect you will be faced with some major questions which need solving, in the short term as well as in the long term. This White Paper presents and explains a work structure which, according to several years of experience,…
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