by Michael Carey
Many people reading this post will have seen this image before:
The Polarion Software logo, right? But do you know what it represents and why? Here's a hint:
You guessed it: Polarion's logo represents the Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the northern lights. Not to disparage our friends "down under" who have the Aurora Australis, or southern lights (an equally inspiring sight), but we chose north because the name of our company derives from "Polaris", also known as the "North star" or "Pole star". And why on Earth (or off Earth as the case may be) did we pick that?
Well, as you can read in the Wikipedia article on Polaris, "...it makes an excellent fixed point from which to draw measurements for celestial navigation and for astrometry."
Believe it or not, there's a distinct parallel between this idea and Polarion's product concept: we create application lifecycle solutions that make an excellent fixed point around which your entire software development process can revolve from elicitation of requirements through building and testing, and which serve as the guiding reference point for your teams from the inception phase onward.
Maybe it's a coding team using Polarion PRO to guide them through their collaborative Scrum process, or Polarion REQUIREMENTS keeping a requirements engineering team on track, or Polarion® ALM pointing the way to CMMI compliance for an entire enterprise. For these and almost any other scenario, Polarion has an affordable "Polaris" solution that can help today's application developers navigate the simplest to the most complex processes, using the very latest Web technology.
Just thought you might like to know. ;-)
Michael Carey is Polarion Software's CEO, Americas and Asia-Pacific