Recently, I shared my experience leading the first Web Jam within The Open Group Cloud Work Group. We are now gearing up to have another one of these sessions – this time around, the topic being CIO priorities as driven by Cloud Computing.
When it comes to Cloud Governance, it is more than just getting the word out. We must make progress in the following areas for Cloud Governance to become real. Once these progressions are made, Cloud Governance will be positioned like SOA Governance—and it will then be just a “matter of getting the word out.”
The Open Group SOA Governance Framework is now an International Standard, having passed its six month ratification vote in ISO and IEC. According to Gartner, effective governance is a key success factor for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions today and in the future.
HP Distinguished Technologist E.G. Nadhan outlines factors that define the right way to use Cloud Computing for enterprise transformation.
SOA is certainly not the only architectural approach that your enterprise will require. But it can smooth the alignment and adoption of other into an EA framework. So rather than reinvent the wheel, organizations should consider using a well-established framework such as TOGAF to elevate and extend the value of SOA.