"Most would agree that something needs to change, and the cloud might actually be the first compelling way out of a long-standing conundrum: How can we connect information technology directly to the business in a much more effective and less failure-prone way than we do now?" -- Dion Hinchcliffe
SOA World blogger Bob Gourley uses a classic Monty Python sketch to drive home the point that "before building your design you need to know what your mission requirements are. And you need a good relationship with your customers and how they serve the mission."
"EA is hugely political. If we use the IEEE-1471 definition, an ‘enterprise’ is people, collaborating and sharing resources towards shared aims and goals. EA isn’t ‘engineering’, it’s about relationships, between things, machines, ideas, information and much else besides, but above all between people." -- Tom Graves
"Use the move to the Cloud as an opportunity to fix some of the key issues of today’s applications. Think of the Cloud switch as a second Y2K, 10 years later: like in 2000, not only are there things that the transition requires you to fix, there are also many things that aren’t exactly required to fix but still make sense to fix as part of the larger modernization effort." -- William Vambenepe