Today's enterprise architects face a shifting set of circumstances. In the next two years, a growing number of companies plan to move key parts of their computing workloads to public clouds to take advantage of lights-out automated software provisioning and management, rapid project implementation, elastic scalability, and subscription-based pricing models. To keep up with consumer demand, IT has become an external service broker. In some cases IT pros have been forced to support heterogeneous cloud "silos" that may have proprietary methods of security, integration, management, and governance. These trends are forcing core IT departments to formalize enterprise governance and enterprise architecture to mitigate risk.
The situation described in that quote from a blog post by Oracle's Peter Heller forms the backdrop for the Oracle Enterprise Architecture Summit at OpenWorld, October 27, 2015. For more information on this special event: