CA Gen History

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IEF, Composer, COOL:Gen, Advantage Gen, AllFusion Gen, CA Gen

The first version of CA Gen was released by Texas Instruments as a product called IEF in 1987.

Sterling Software acquired TI's software business in 1997. Sterling Software was bought by Computer Associates (CA) in 2000. The product was renamed to AllFusion Gen in 2002, and renamed again to CA Gen in 2007.

The Father of Information Engineering

Clive Finkelstein is the “Father” of Information Engineering, which was developed from 1976 - 1980 by himself, together with consultants he assigned from his company: Information Engineering Services Pty Ltd (IES) in Australia.

He published a series of six InDepth Articles in US ComputerWorld in May - June 1981 on “Information Engineering”. He later co-authored with James Martin the Savant Institute two-volume Technical Report titled: “Information Engineering” in Nov 1981. Based on this book, IE was subsequently popularized world-wide by James Martin from 1981.

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