Enterprise Architecture and Cloud Computing
This Discussion Paper presents the response of the South African Chapter of the Association of Open Group Enterprise Architects (AOGEA SA) on the question "Does cloud computing make enterprise architecture irrelevant?" The conclusion is that this question is evidence of the misperception on the role of Enterprise Architecture (EA). As long as there is computing to enable business activities, there will always be a need to plan, manage, and orchestrate the usage of these computing resources - irrespective of whether they are in or outside the enterprise. This is where EA comes in!