My thesis subject: The effect of cloud computing on EA

After following my MOI training for almost 1,5 year it becomes time to work on my thesis.

This summer i got fascinated by the concept cloud computing by reading the book the big switch. Next to that cloud computing is a big hype at the momeny, according to Garner.  So reasons enough to do my thesis on cloud computing.

Gartner Hype Cycle for Application Architecture

Cloud computing is a new concept, and i would like to combine it with an existing concept. Since my career plans go out to enterprise architecture (EA) it sounds like a nice combination.
So it comes down to the subjects: cloud and EA. Based on these subjects i will try to define a specific research question.


yesterday i was at the Capgemini Secure Infostructure Event and I was triggered by a statement of a customer who was present: i would like to see that Capgemini helps me determine what could be done in the cloud, not only scream that I shouldn’t do it because it unsecure, not compatible, generates a vendor lock-in etc (see: techtarget, continuitycentral).

As always the customer which is our command, so cloud computing has some disadvantages but it also has a lot of advantages (focus on core competence, faster development time). As always the disadvantages need to be weighed against the advantages.

To make a good choice one must know what the impact is of cloud computing. Within my research i will look at it for a EA perspective, so i could say what the impact is on business information and technology. Based on the impact and a EA situation at a customer it’s a fairly easy job to determine what changes and if that’s ok for the company.


So my research question will be:

What is the impact of cloud computing on the enterprise architecture?


Based on that findings i will try to generate a assessment with which companies can decide based on the effects of Cloud on the EA what to do.


If you have any tip’s or good articles please leave a comment. You can read my thought on my twitter page.

  1. Vanessa
    June 15th, 2010 at 14:35 | #1

    Hello, I’m currently studying my MSc IT in London and my dissertation topic is similiar to yours, the title is “An analysis of the most significant effects of Cloud Computing with SOA and how it afftect to the companies that want to implement it. I would like to keep in touch with you so we can interchange information

  2. June 15th, 2010 at 19:08 | #2

    Hello Vanessa,
    Nice to hear that this tpoic is interesing enough.
    I send you an mail with a suggestion how we could cooperate.


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