Since the year 2000, Enterprise Architecture has been the object of focus as a method for promoting an IT architecture that establishes consistency between corporate business and IT strategies, and it has been applied mostly in global corporations. On the other hand, with the recent progress in Mobile IT technology and Cloud computing, in the IT systems of global corporations, the shift from conventional on premise server-based IT systems to Cloud computing, such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Hybrid Cloud, and connected Mobile IT systems, has become more pronounced. In promoting Enterprise Architecture, EA based upon an approach compatible to the cutting-edge IT technologies of Mobile IT/Cloud computing will be required by global corporations. This paper elucidates key points for EA methods to respond to the cutting-edge IT technology that will be required in the future by conducting a comparative analysis of the support environments of Mobile IT elements and related Cloud computing technology in each EA framework currently used widely in many global corporations.
Masuda, Yoshimasa; Shirasaka, Seiko; and Yamamoto, Shuichiro, "INTEGRATING MOBILE IT/CLOUD INTO ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS" (2016). PACIS 2016 Proceedings. 4.