Enterprise Architecture

Recent Articles

Public Cloud: The Next Frontier for Enterprise Architecture [January 2015]
by Peter Heller
Thomas Kurian shares his thoughts on the challenges enterprise architects face in establishing an effective architecture for cloud deployments

Aligning Corporate IT with Industrial IT [December 2014]
by Alan Levine, with Sean Parham and Brian Dummann
What role do enterprise architects play in helping organization create applications that can utilize from an expanding array of sensors and things? What are the specific problems on which architects should focus?

Designing Your Business for the Digital Economy [November 2014]
Presented by Jeanne Ross, Director and Principal Research Scientist at MIT Sloan
This summary of the 2014 Oracle Enterprise Architecture Summit presentation by Jeanne Ross, Director and Principal Research Scientist at MIT Sloan, examines the confluence of Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud, and the Internet of Things as key to the success of today's digital business.

Decisions, Decisions: The art, science, and politics of technology selection [August 2012]
by Bob Rhubart
What factors weigh most heavily on the technology selection decisions architects must make?

Automation Framework Architecture for Enterprise Products: Design and Development Strategy [July 2012]
by Anish Shrivastava
The case for using an automation framework for implementing and testing ERP product suites.

Community Roundtable: Agility versus Architecture [May 2012]
by Bob Rhubart
What happens to architecture in the rush to deliver solutions? A community panel discusses finding a balance.

Community Roundtable: Architecture, Confidence, and the Cloud [May 2012]
by Bob Rhubart
Cloud computing may be a new take on not-so-new concepts, but getting it right still requires an architectural approach.

Interview: Oracle IT Architecture Certification from Oracle University [May 2012]
by Bob Rhubart
A conversation with the people behind the new Oracle IT Architecture Essentials certification from Oracle University.

Public Sector Architecture [March 2012]
by Jeremy Foreman and Hamza Jahangir
An overview of the strategies implemented by the cities of Phoenix, AZ and Las Vegas, NV to achieve sustainable, adaptable IT infrastructures.

Applications Architecture [March 2012]
by Roy Hunter and Brian Rasmussen
A concise review of the strategies three organizations used to modernize their application architectures.

Lessons Learned in Large Scale Transformations [February 2012]
by Hamidou Dia
Insight into the IT transformation efforts at Bank of America and Dell.

Enterprise Architecture, Organizational Structure, and Company Performance [February 2012]
by Travis Wissink
Travis Wissink examines the connections, and what they mean for architects.

The Art of Architecture Transformation [January 2012]
by Alan Levine and Hank Margolis
In order to truly transform the business, IT and business leaders must come together to define an Enterprise Strategy.

Are You Ready to Compete Against the Public Cloud? [January 2012]
by Robert Covington and Brad Goodwin
A look at two companies that have embarked on a transformational journey that embraces many core aspects of cloud architecture.

Architect: Out of the Tower, into the Trenches [November 2011]
by Bob Rhubart
Community members talk about overcoming resentment toward IT architects and architecture.

Butting Heads: Why IT and Business Don’t Get Along [September 2011]
by Aki Iskhandar
The tension between the IT and business camps within companies is the result of incompatible life cycles. And the problem is getting worse.

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Recent White Papers

An Architect’s Guide to Big Data [February 2012]
by Helen Sun and Peter Heller
Planning a Big Data architecture is not just about understanding what is different. It’s also about how to integrate what’s new with what you already have.

IT Transformation at Dell [January 2012]
by David Baum
An Oracle Enterprise Architecture Case Study

Laying a Foundation for Shared Services at PHH Corporation [August 2011]
by David Baum
An Oracle Enterprise Architecture Case Study

Cloud Candidate Selection Tool: Guiding Cloud Adoption [December 2011]
by Bob Hensle
This white paper describes an evaluation framework created to help IT organizations determine which applications, services, modules, components, etc., are appropriate for deployment to a public or private cloud.

Cloud Computing Maturity Model: Guiding Success with Cloud Capabilities [December 2011]
by Scott Mattoon, Bob Hensle, and James Baty
Successful adoption of a Cloud model depends on careful planning that addresses the full range of capabilities implied by a comprehensive Cloud Computing strategy.

Information Architecture: Framework and Development Processz [December 2011] by Helen Sun and Sean Xu, with Paul Silverstein and Eric Stephens
Simply put - without quality data, you can't make informed decisions and predict future outcomes.

Database as a Service - Reference Architecture Overview [September 2011]
This white paper introduces and defines the concept of Database as a Service and elaborates on the benefits of implementing a DBaaS strategy.

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