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ARCAD Software launches “Pay-per-Use” system for DROPS, their flagship Application Release Orchestration (ARO) solution

ARCAD Software launches “Pay-per-Use” system for DROPS, their flagship Application Release Orchestration (ARO) solution

Annecy, France and Peterborough, NH, USA – 12 November 2018 – ARCAD Software, market leader in Enterprise DevOps and Modernization solutions, today announced the launch of a new Pay-per-Use pricing system for DROPS, their flagship Application Release Orchestration solution.

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2018-11-14T17:29:29+00:00 Press Articles|

Getting Progressive About Regression Testing

Getting Progressive About Regression Testing

If you want to employ modern software development and testing techniques, you have to move on from simple unit testing by developers and implement regression testing in your quality assurance (QA) organization. This is perhaps the best way to take the risk out of continuous development – something that companies have to embrace if they are to remain competitive.

The difference between regression testing and normal testing is that in the most common model, the developer has a request to fix a problem or to add a feature, and they make their changes and do unit testing, where they come up with test cases that will test the problem or the feature before they pass it off to QA to essentially run the same tests. Developers make a change and they know what result they are supposed to get back. If you add 2 plus 2, you know you are supposed to get 4. If 2 plus 2 equals four, then unit testing is successful, whereas regression testing is testing all of the functionality, and this is much broader. Unit testing is not looking for broader impacts.

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2018-10-26T09:38:08+00:00 Press Articles|

Continuous Testing (CT) in your DevOps Strategy

Continuous Testing (CT) in your DevOps Strategy

As DevOps drives faster and more frequent software delivery, the greater the pressure on testing staff. Each update needs to be regression-tested to avoid the risk of downtime. At this rate of change, manual testing becomes a bottleneck, and is often the first task to be sidelined.

If you are testing manually, watch our Webinar to learn how to automate the process of Continuous Test, to catch errors as early as possible in the cycle :

  • Increase your team’s productivity
  • Shorten time to delivery
  • Increase application reliability in production
  • Reduce IT costs

We will demonstrate how easy it is to record test scenarios from your 5250, client/server and web interfaces. Learn how to automatically replay all scenarios impacted by a software change, and quickly identify errors via graphical reports.

Whether you have 2 Testers or 40 Business Analysts performing regression testing, watch it now!

Watch the Replay

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2018-10-26T15:07:58+00:00 On-demand Webinars|

Project Manager M/F

Project Director

Project Manager M/F

Under the responsibility of our Professional Services Director, you will be in charge of each project, ranging from application modernization to DevOps implementations

The job

  • Analysis of the customer’s needs and clarify specific requirements of each project

  • Leading project planning sessions

  • Coordinating staff and internal resources

  • Managing project progress and adapt work as required

  • Ensuring projects meet deadlines

  • Managing relationships with clients

The skills

  • 5 years of experience in IBM i projects

  • Written and verbal communication skills in French and English

  • Capacity to manage high stress situations

  • Ability to multi-task and manage various project elements simultaneously

  • Leadership skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Conflict resolution skills

  • Project management and agility certification

Why join the ARCAD SOFTWARE group?

#Passion #Ambition #Audacity #Agility #Diversity #Optimism #Fun
The keywords of the founding leader he knows how to transmit to the teams!

ARCAD Software Team

Do you share these values?
Join the ARCAD TEAM!

Send your application to: job@arcadsoftware.com

See you soon!
The ARCAD HR Team

Paris or Annecy as a workplace – frequent travel in France and abroad

Contact us
Contact us .........................................
Book a demo

2018-09-26T14:59:01+00:00 Job offers|

ARCAD releases new CodeChecker module to guarantee software quality and reduce DevOps risk

ARCAD releases new CodeChecker module to guarantee software quality and reduce DevOps risk

Peterborough, NH and Annecy, France – 16 September 2018 – ARCAD Software, leading vendor in DevOps and Enterprise Modernization solutions for IBM i, today announced the release of a new module in its DevOps suite: ARCAD-CodeChecker, for continuous source code quality analysis.

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2018-10-02T11:34:27+00:00 Press Articles|

DevOps Facts & Predictions – Infographic

DevOps Facts & Predictions

by Olivier Bourgeois | September 6, 2018

DevOps adoption is growing faster than ever. Check out our infographic to discover the latest DevOps predictions, and how this agile corporate culture improves efficiency in all lines of business!

Infographie - Faits et Prédictions DevOps
DevOps for IBM i White Paper thumbnail

Improve your DevOps skills!

White Paper

This White Paper describes the opportunity, the challenges and the solutions offered by DROPS as you rollout a DevOps strategy in your multi-platform environments.

Download the White Paper

2018-09-06T18:07:24+00:00 Blog|

Secure the missing link in your Application Release process

Secure the missing link in your Application Release process.

Deployment is by far the most critical phase in software delivery. Any incident can have costly consequences on the availability of applications and even your company’s reputation.

Many organizations already automate application deployment, but still run a major risk:  Reliability in Production.

Whatever the technologies you employ – in our webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Secure the deployment process
  • Minimize the risk of errors in production
  • Keep operational control over application availability
  • Safeguard against costly downtime

Protect your business’s bottom line. Watch our Webinar!

Demonstration

Whether you run your business on Windows, UNIX, Linux, IBM i (aka iSeries, AS/400) or mainframe z/OS platforms, application reliability in production is a critical and constant concern.

In our Webinar, you will learn how to rapidly:

  • Return to a previous stable application state in the case of error,
  • Rollback your database upgrades,
  • Check the integrity of your deliveries before triggering a deployment,
  • Integrate your entire application portfolio, including software packages,
  • Manage all architectures (Legacy, Web, Mobile, Cloud) with one single tool,
  • Comply with regulations re. separation of roles and responsibilities,
  • Coordinate deployment with other daily operations tasks.

With concrete examples we’ll show how you can complete your DevOps strategy using existing enterprise tools (GitHub, Jira, Jenkins, Ansible, Docker, etc.).

 

Watch the replay

Presenters

Floyd Del Muro

Business Development Manager, ARCAD Software

With 26 years of consulting experience in software development, Floyd is DevOps Advocate for the ARCAD Software group.  In his role at ARCAD Software, Floyd has been extensively involved in the management of DevOps migration and Enterprise Modernization projects, from planning stages through to delivery.  Drawing on his experience in managed services and the introduction of agile methods, Floyd is a trusted advisor and speaker on the subjects of CI/CD, Test Automation and Application Lifecycle Management.

Ray Bernardi

Senior Consultant, ARCAD Software

Ray Bernardi is a 30-year IT veteran and currently Senior Consultant for ARCAD Software, international ISV and IBM Business Partner.  Ray has been involved with the development and sales of many cutting edge software products throughout his career, with specialist knowledge in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) covering a broad range of functional areas including enterprise modernization, CI/CD and DevOps.  In addition, Ray is a frequent speaker technical conferences around the world and has authored articles in several publications on the subject of application analysis and modernization, DevOps, and business intelligence.

About ARCAD Software

CreaARCAD Group logoted in 1992, the ARCAD Software group is leading international vendor in integrated DevOps and Enterprise Modernization solutions, with subsidiaries in Europe, USA and Asia, supporting 1000+ installations across 35 countries. ARCAD solutions are distributed by IBM worldwide.  ARCAD’s DevOps technology is positioned in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Release Automation (ARA).

North America – ARCAD Software Inc.
1 Phoenix Mill Lane, Suite 203
Peterborough NH 03458
Toll free: 800.676.4709
Phone: 603.371.9074
sales-us@arcadsoftware.com
Europe – ARCAD Software
55, rue Adrastée – Parc Altaïs- F-74650 Chavanod/Annecy
Phone: +33 450 578 396
sales-eu@arcadsoftware.com
Asia – ARCAD Software Asia
Room 22, Smart-Space 3F – Units 908-915, Level 9, Cyberport 3
100 Cyberport Road – Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3618 6118
sales-asia@arcadsoftware.com

2018-10-26T11:59:37+00:00 On-demand Webinars|

Orchestrate a CI/CT/CD pipeline for IBM i using Git, Jenkins and JIRA

Orchestrate a CI/CT/CD pipeline for IBM i using Git, Jenkins and JIRA

Looking to orchestrate a continuous delivery pipeline for all your IBM i code – RPG, CL, DDS or COBOL – using the same tools as on your open systems?

…Automate the integration, test, and delivery of your RPG changes?
…Share a common source code repository between your IBM i and open-systems developers?
…Ensure that continuous test is an integral part of your CI/CD workflow ?

In our Webinar, we’ll demonstrate how you can achieve all this with an integrated CI/CT/CD pipeline on IBM i using your standard enterprise tools Git, Jenkins and JIRA:

  • continuous integration (CI) and dependency build of RPG, CL, DDS, …
  • continuous “regression” test (CT)
  • continuous deploy (CD) & rollback on error

Simplify your DevOps toolchain across IBM i and open systems.  Watch the Webinar!

Watch the replay

Presenters

Floyd Del Muro

Business Development Manager, ARCAD Software

With 26 years of experience on the IBM midrange platform, Floyd is Business Development Manager for the ARCAD Software group.  In his role at ARCAD Software, Floyd has been extensively involved in the management of DevOps and Enterprise Modernization projects on IBM i, from planning stages through to delivery.  Drawing on his experience in managed services and the introduction of agile methods, Floyd is a trusted advisor and speaker on the subjects of DevOps, Test Automation and Application Lifecycle Management.

Ray Bernardi

Senior Consultant, ARCAD Software

Ray Bernardi is a 30-year IT veteran and currently a Pre/Post Sales technical Support Specialist for ARCAD Software, international ISV and IBM Business Partner.  Ray has been involved with the development and sales of many cutting edge software products throughout his career, with specialist knowledge in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) products from ARCAD Software covering a broad range of functional areas including enterprise IBM i modernization and DevOps.  In addition, Ray is a frequent speaker at COMMON and many other technical conferences around the world and has authored articles in several publications on the subject of application analysis and modernization, SQL, and business intelligence.

About ARCAD Software

CreaARCAD Group logoted in 1992, the ARCAD Software group is leading international vendor in integrated DevOps and Enterprise Modernization solutions, with subsidiaries in Europe, USA and Asia, supporting 1000+ installations across 35 countries. ARCAD solutions are distributed by IBM worldwide.  ARCAD’s DevOps technology is positioned in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Release Automation (ARA).

North America – ARCAD Software Inc.
1 Phoenix Mill Lane, Suite 203
Peterborough NH 03458
Toll free: 800.676.4709
Phone: 603.371.9074
sales-us@arcadsoftware.com
Europe – ARCAD Software
55, rue Adrastée – Parc Altaïs- F-74650 Chavanod/Annecy
Phone: +33 450 578 396
sales-eu@arcadsoftware.com
Asia – ARCAD Software Asia
Room 22, Smart-Space 3F – Units 908-915, Level 9, Cyberport 3
100 Cyberport Road – Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3618 6118
sales-asia@arcadsoftware.com

2018-09-07T16:53:05+00:00 On-demand Webinars|

ARCAD Newsletter – February 2018

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2018-02-27T18:32:22+00:00 ARCAD Newsletter|

2018 will undoubtedly mark the advent of the digital era

Dear customer / Dear partner,

2018 will undoubtedly mark the advent of the digital era. All companies have understood that they have to adapt to this new world or risk outright disappearance. The good news is that they have the means and the motivation to do so and many have already targeted their investments in this direction.

Entering the digital era is first and foremost a realization that future users, customers or partners will be those young generations who are entering the job market, infused with digital in their daily lives, and who are revolutionizing all established codes.

The digital age means thousands of new mobile applications that need to interact with the core systems. It’s also thousands of webservices developed and web interfaces with an enriched user experience.

This new mix of technologies and the necessary adaptations in the information system make DevOps an essential strategy for all IT organizations, large and small.

If many companies are already mature in the implementation of their “DevOps journey”, it is often applied only over their new technologies. This is far from the case when we observe their so-called “legacy” systems. The new challenge for them is to extend the DevOps approach across their entire information system. Here again, the adaptation of their IT organization to younger generations. Without that shift, who will maintain these critical applications at the very core of the company’s business?

We live in an exciting era of profound change and opportunity. The strength of Arcad’s enterprise and technology is its ability to be credible to populations that are so different in terms of culture, age and experience. We were the first to integrate within our offering all the tools, open source or not, from the open world and which are already very popular on the market. This approach makes it possible to generalize a DevOps strategy, whatever the technologies and the languages ​​used. It brings credibility to the use of these tools in the legacy world, while trivializing legacy platforms within the entire information system. The transitional phase will probably be long, but at least it gives a very clear strategic direction. 2018 will be, we are convinced, the advent of the “DevOps for legacy” era.

You will find in this newsletter many examples that illustrate my point.

Yours sincerely,

Philippe Magne

Philippe Magne

CEO And Chairman

2018-02-14T16:48:58+00:00 Miscellaneous|

Employee spotlight – Interview of our Indian developers

Discover the interview of developers joining recently Arcad (more…)

2018-02-12T15:37:57+00:00 Blog|

What is Source Code Management?

What is Source Code Management?

by Ray Bernardi | February 8, 2018

Source Code Management process
I’m old. Let’s get that established right up front. I have been around longer than sand, or at least that’s how it feels sometimes. You would think someone who has been in the industry for as long as I have would have a simple answer to a simple question. What is source code management? My reply? Well, that depends.

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2018-10-12T09:35:29+00:00 Blog|

Modernization process, application modernization roadmap

Modernization process

application modernization roadmap

by Ray Bernardi | February 2, 2018

Automating IBM i Modernization in 3 steps
It’s 2018 – Have you modernized yet ? If not, you must be waiting for some kind of invitation. Consider this a formal invitation. You need to get with the times.

If you haven’t noticed, over the past few years there have been some significant changes in the IBM i landscape, changes for the better. I used to hear people talking about how the days of the IBM i were numbered, that it was antiquated and that the people working on it were all dinosaurs. That’s simply not true.

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2018-02-13T18:25:39+00:00 Blog|

Transforming The Art Of Code And The Face Of IBM i

ARCAD has been in business for 25 years, and we have done a lot of technical innovation over those years. We started our business with traditional software change management, on the software change management at that time, which is the combination of having a set of tools to manage developer work and then to transfer from development to test to production. At that time, of course, it was only for OS/400 and then IBM i production platforms. There are some customers with many production machines, but the typical case involves two machines: one for development and test, and the other for production.

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2018-01-25T09:52:41+00:00 Press Articles|

Continuous Integration/Deployment (CI/CD) for IBM i, using Git, Jenkins and JIRA

How can traditional IBM i development languages, like RPG, CL, DDS or even COBOL, be integrated into the continuous workflows used by open systems teams, with Jenkins, Git and JIRA?

Learn how to bring these typically disparate teams into sync, using the same tools and delivering changes together.

We’ll take you through each phase of the DevOps cycle and see how to accomplish this integration and what the challenges are, using open source tools across both IBM i and open systems. In particular, we’ll demonstrate how you can automate the most complex tasks like:

  • dependency build (CI) of specific IBM i technologies, e.g. ILE and DB2 SQL
  • code quality check (CQ)
  • regression test (CT)
  • continuous deploy (CD) & rollback on error

 

Watch our Webinar to improve your open source tool skills on IBM i!

Watch the replay

Presenters

Floyd Del Muro

Business Development Manager, ARCAD Software

With 26 years of experience on the IBM midrange platform, Floyd is Business Development Manager for the ARCAD Software group.  In his role at ARCAD Software, Floyd has been extensively involved in the management of DevOps and Enterprise Modernization projects on IBM i, from planning stages through to delivery.  Drawing on his experience in managed services and the introduction of agile methods, Floyd is a trusted advisor and speaker on the subjects of DevOps, Test Automation and Application Lifecycle Management.

Ray Bernardi

Senior Consultant, ARCAD Software

Ray Bernardi is a 30-year IT veteran and currently a Pre/Post Sales technical Support Specialist for ARCAD Software, international ISV and IBM Business Partner.  Ray has been involved with the development and sales of many cutting edge software products throughout his career, with specialist knowledge in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) products from ARCAD Software covering a broad range of functional areas including enterprise IBM i modernization and DevOps.  In addition, Ray is a frequent speaker at COMMON and many other technical conferences around the world and has authored articles in several publications on the subject of application analysis and modernization, SQL, and business intelligence.

About ARCAD Software

CreaARCAD Group logoted in 1992, the ARCAD Software group is leading international vendor in integrated DevOps and Enterprise Modernization solutions, with subsidiaries in Europe, USA and Asia, supporting 1000+ installations across 35 countries. ARCAD solutions are distributed by IBM worldwide.  ARCAD’s DevOps technology is positioned in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Release Automation (ARA).

North America – ARCAD Software Inc.
1 Phoenix Mill Lane, Suite 203
Peterborough NH 03458
Toll free: 800.676.4709
Phone: 603.371.9074
sales-us@arcadsoftware.com
Europe – ARCAD Software
55, rue Adrastée – Parc Altaïs- F-74650 Chavanod/Annecy
Phone: +33 450 578 396
sales-eu@arcadsoftware.com
Asia – ARCAD Software Asia
Room 22, Smart-Space 3F – Units 908-915, Level 9, Cyberport 3
100 Cyberport Road – Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3618 6118
sales-asia@arcadsoftware.com

2018-09-04T09:47:31+00:00 On-demand Webinars|

GitHub: How Developers Got to Run the World (sic)

Of the world’s most visited websites this month, GitHub rates 59 and climbing. Not bad considering that GitHub’s appeal is limited to software developers, whereas the other popular sites like Google and Amazon have a planetary audience. Is software becoming as important as the written word?

Probably not, but with the power of open source and a distributed software hub, there are ways to shape and improve our world far more quickly than before. GitHub is home to 24M developers and is THE place developers go when they need something.

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2018-01-30T17:14:47+00:00 Press Articles|

ARCAD Procures Funding To Fuel Expansion

The financial incentives instigating investors to back companies that create software and provide services to the IBM i community continue to raise eyebrows and elicit surprise among those unfamiliar with the innovation taking place in the so-called legacy netherworld.

Another glimpse of this appeared last week when ARCAD Software announced it received a € 2.5 million ($2.95 million in US currency) investment from the European equity firm Alto Invest. ARCAD develops and markets DevOps and modernization solutions for platforms that include IBM i, Unix, Linux, Windows and z/OS. This is the first external funding ARCAD has received during its corporate history that includes more than 25 years in the IBM midrange market.
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2018-01-30T17:23:32+00:00 Press Articles|

Arcad Software, a world leader in Application Lifecycle Management solutions, announces a € 2.5M fundraising from Alto Invest

Arcad Software, a world leader in Application Lifecycle Management solutions, announces a € 2.5M fundraising from Alto Invest

 

Annecy and Paris, 27 November 2017

Created 25 years ago and present in Europe, USA and Asia, Arcad Software is among the top 3 global vendors specializing in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Enterprise Modernization for IBM i (aka iSeries, AS/400) environments.
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2018-01-30T17:21:33+00:00 Press Articles|

How Git can be used as the source repository for your native IBMi code? – Part 1

Git started with GitHub and ARCAD on IBM i

Part 1

by Ray Bernardi | November 14, 2017

I have been experimenting with Git as the repository for IBMi native source like RPG, CLP and so on. Git seems to be the source repository of choice at the moment and using it for native code seems to open up a whole new world to IBMi developers. Imagine being able to branch and merge IBMi code as easily as you do your PHP code. Imagine adopting agile methodologies for native development, builds and deployments. Imagine never having to “check-out” code and jump through those hoops. That’s what Git allows, and it’s really not that hard to accomplish. (more…)

2018-02-12T15:26:23+00:00 Blog|

ARCAD Newsletter – October 2017

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2017-11-20T16:27:45+00:00 ARCAD Newsletter|

Webinar: DevOps for IBM i using GitHub, JIRA and Jenkins

How can traditional IBM i development languages, like RPG, CL, DDS or even COBOL, be integrated into the modern or open source tools used by other development teams, like Jenkins, GitHub, and JIRA?

In our Webinar, you will see how to bring the different teams into sync, using the same tools and delivering changes together.

Properly configured, these open source tools make development much easier on IBM i.

We will demonstrate how to:

  • Automate a complete DevOps cycle, using open source tools across both IBM i and distributed systems
  • Manage all your source code (RPG, .NET Java, PHP…) in the same repository
  • Simplify the most complex tasks, like the “smart build” of ILE and DB2 SQL
  • Work with concurrent versions and “branches” that are safe and easy to manage

Learn from our DevOps tips and techniques for IBM i.  Watch the replay!

Watch the replay

Presenters

Floyd Del Muro

Business Development Manager, ARCAD Software

With 26 years of experience on the IBM midrange platform, Floyd is Business Development Manager for the ARCAD Software group.  In his role at ARCAD Software, Floyd has been extensively involved in the management of DevOps and Enterprise Modernization projects on IBM i, from planning stages through to delivery.  Drawing on his experience in managed services and the introduction of agile methods, Floyd is a trusted advisor and speaker on the subjects of DevOps, Test Automation and Application Lifecycle Management.

Ray Bernardi

Senior Consultant, ARCAD Software

Ray Bernardi is a 30-year IT veteran and currently a Pre/Post Sales technical Support Specialist for ARCAD Software, international ISV and IBM Business Partner.  Ray has been involved with the development and sales of many cutting edge software products throughout his career, with specialist knowledge in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) products from ARCAD Software covering a broad range of functional areas including enterprise IBM i modernization and DevOps.  In addition, Ray is a frequent speaker at COMMON and many other technical conferences around the world and has authored articles in several publications on the subject of application analysis and modernization, SQL, and business intelligence.

Vitor Monteiro

Solutions Engineer, GitHub

Vitor has been an Engineer for most of his professional career. He worked in the Portuguese IT HealthCare and UK Finance Services industries as an Engineering Lead before fulfilling a lifetime passion in joining GitHub. He’s now an Architect Solutions Engineer helping customers lead the industry in the way of Version Control and Source Code Management.

Alex Purkiss

Strategic Alliances at GitHub

Alex Purkiss is the Strategic Alliances lead for GitHub in EMEA.  An industry veteran and evangelist, he started his IT career in IBM.  A long career has included major roles at at Documentum and EMC.  Since 2016 he has worked for GitHub inc, the world leading web hosted and on prem code collaboration platform.

About ARCAD Software

CreaARCAD Group logoted in 1992, the ARCAD Software group is leading international vendor in integrated DevOps and Enterprise Modernization solutions, with subsidiaries in Europe, USA and Asia, supporting 1000+ installations across 35 countries. ARCAD solutions are distributed by IBM worldwide.  ARCAD’s DevOps technology is positioned in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Release Automation (ARA).

North America – ARCAD Software Inc.
1 Phoenix Mill Lane, Suite 203
Peterborough NH 03458
Toll free: 800.676.4709
Phone: 603.371.9074
sales-us@arcadsoftware.com
Europe – ARCAD Software
55, rue Adrastée – Parc Altaïs- F-74650 Chavanod/Annecy
Phone: +33 450 578 396
sales-eu@arcadsoftware.com
Asia – ARCAD Software Asia
Room 22, Smart-Space 3F – Units 908-915, Level 9, Cyberport 3
100 Cyberport Road – Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3618 6118
sales-asia@arcadsoftware.com

2018-09-04T09:39:18+00:00 On-demand Webinars|

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant – DOT-Anonymizer – DevOps

ARCAD is currently experiencing what is surely the greatest transformation in its history.  The most significant symbol of this change is our official entry into the Gartner’s famous Magic Quadrant in the “Application Release Automation” category.  Some may point out that we should be aiming for another area of the quadrant, but we see this as only the beginning, and a recognition of our potential.  We are also aware that it is very rare for a French vendor to be selected.  We are proud to be seen as major player in Release Management, which is, and will always be, at the very heart of our business.

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2018-03-22T17:53:13+00:00 Miscellaneous|