Alt. Title: What is EA and how is it affected by the Cloud?A cohesive set of technology and business componentsNot just technology, must include business as drivers, gauge, and checksTheir inter-relationships and the principles and guidelines governing their design and evolution over time,Change over time – current state, future state and multiple intermediate statesUse principle and guidelines as guard rails as you make each stepSprinkle example of principles – Business Needs Drive Changewhich align information, technology and process to the organization's core goals, business processes and strategic direction.
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What is EA and how is it affected by the Cloud?<br />A cohesive set of technology and business components, their inter-relationships, and the principles and guidelines governing their design and evolution over time, which align information, technology and process to the organization's core goals, business processes and strategic direction.<br />Fundamental Changes<br />What is your future endpoint?<br />What is your approach to achieve the endpoint?<br />How do you make the transition while maintaining stability and security?<br />
Questions for Everyone<br />Cloud strategy<br />Tell us a little about what you’re doing with Salesforce? Have you built any custom apps with Force.com?<br />How does cloud computing changed your IT architecture strategy?<br />Have you set up any specific guidance for your developers around when to use Force.com or other cloud options vs. on-premise development?<br />Integration<br />What types of integration architectures are you using with Salesforceand how has cloud computing changed your IT architecture with respect to integration?<br />Governance<br />What type of governance processes have you set up with your Salesforcedeployment? How do you manage change?<br />Force.com makes it easier for much less technical people to build custom applications. How have you balanced the desire for more people in the organization to build apps or change apps with the need for IT to centrally govern the apps<br />Mobile<br />What about mobility. Are there some inherent benefits of cloud platforms when it comes to mobile app deployment that you’ve taken advantage of?<br />
Questions for Specific People<br />Raj: How do you architect for multiple cloud sources? You’ve integrated Salesforcewith Google apps… what advice can you share?<br />Joe from Dell: What do you think about integration middleware in the cloud? You guys just bought Boomi, how do you see this new integration architecture impacting current IT architectures.<br />Yeuk: How much of your IT portfolio have you been able to shift to the cloud? What were the easiest choices and what are the hardest? <br />
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