In this talk today I will speak about the fundamental need for EA governance in order to effectively manage ICT investments. I will then talk about recent advances in ICT that require a fresh look from a governance perspective. I will then describe some of the key characteristics of effective EA governance. Finally, I’ll talk about how to instill a governance-driven Technology Adoption process.
Executive Summary Posted with TOG
Corporations are being bombarded with a number of new technologies promising seemingly magical fixes to traditional computing and managerial problems. Technologies such as SOA, cloud computing, and mobility typically be aligned with corporate objectives and realize new enterprise capabilities. However, they are also subject to architectural abuse - especially as they become easier to use (e.g., Ten minutes to spin up an Amazon AWS instance).
With each new technological innovation, it is critical to re-evaluate an EA governance program to ensure the necessary processes, controls, and standards are in place. Otherwise the architectural fragmentation that exists with legacy technology will manifest itself by an order of magnitude with newer generations of technology. And corporate objectives will be missed and enterprise capabilities unrealized.