Yesterday, I attended the first of the three-day Open Group Conference held at Chennai, India. It was a pleasure to meet like-minded fellow enterprise architects and discuss the challenges that we face and opportunities ahead of us.
I have been enriched by this experience on two counts: By sharing my thoughts with the distinguished audience I have gained deeper appreciation of my topic; and by listening to the great presentations I’ve heard at The Open Group India Conference.
We created the Cookbook for ISO/IEC 27005:2005 for anyone tasked with selecting, performing, evaluating, or developing a risk assessment methodology. I can say with confidence that we have met our goals in creating comprehensive and needed guidance and standards in the area of risk analysis.
Whatever modeling or tools or methodologies one may adapt for EA, there should be a connect to the fundamental forces that shape the thinking of the enterprise. I think it is very important that we be aware of the forces of influence of our enterprises and position EA to help manage these forces.
A consideration that is now growing in many markets is how outsourcing and off-shoring has been affected by the emergence of Cloud Computing as a kind of alternative option to hosting services.
Are you ready to move to the Cloud? Risk management and cost control are two key issues facing CIOs and CTOs today. Both these issues come into play in Cloud Computing, and present an interesting dilemma for IT leaders at large corporations.