During this year’s Oracle OpenWorld, Enterprise Architecture got a more important role than it had in previous years. On monday there was the Oracle Enterprise Architecture Executive Summit 2010. Oracle has decided that EA should play a more important role in supporting the customer making the right decisions on IT spending and investments.
Oracle’s vision on Enterprise Architecture is clear: it helps making the right decisions and creates an agile environment where businesses can facilitate change.
During the Enterprise Architecture Summit on monday the Oracle vision on how Enterprise Architecture can support Business and IT alignment was shared. When you develop an Enterprise Architecture one step at a time, it can be very productive. But you have to realize that it is a business driven process and we need to look for the quick wins.
When looking at the Oracle Enterprise Architecture framework it’s a selection of TOGAF best practices. Facilitating collaboration between all layers of actors involved. Creating a working environment that offers a framework we can use for mediation.
Alignment adds value to IT as well as Business. But it has to be driven from both the IT as the Business side. It’s a two way street. During some sessions the importance of Enterprise Architecture for successful implementation of enterprise IT was emphasized.
The Enterprise Architecture programming at Oracle OpenWorld 2010 shows us that Enterprise IT is growing and getting more mature.