Skip to main content

Save or Share this Report

For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

EAs Are Seeing The Beginning Of Cloud's Impact On IT

December 29, 2009

Primary author headshot


Why Read This Report

Cloud-based IT deployments are accelerating what Forrester refers to as the IT-to-BT transition: Business leaders have an increased interest in technology to enhance business capabilities, but they are not necessarily relying on internal IT to provide that technology. When the enterprise architects in the Forrester Leadership Boards program met to discuss cloud computing's impact on IT and examine early-stage trends, we learned that enterprises are beginning to enjoy the benefits of the cloud but — as expected — are not necessarily engaging internal architects to provide guidance for when cloud deployments are appropriate. This is not a healthy pattern for EA, IT, or the business. The onus falls on EA to proactively take on an advisory role to guide the enterprise to the right use of cloud resources to enable the best possible enterprise architecture.

Get Access

Already a Client?

Log in to read this document.

Become a Forrester Client

Customers are the new market-makers, reshaping industries and changing how businesses compete and win. Success depends on how well and how fast you respond. Forrester Research gives you insights and frameworks aligned to your role to shorten the time between a great idea and a great outcome, helping your teams win in the age of the customer. Contact us to learn more.

Purchase Report

This report is available for individual purchase ($745 USD).


Recommended Research