Though it is largely an abstract concept, enterprise architecture (EA) has shaped, is shaping, and will continue to shape information technology. This four-part article traces the author’s observations and predictions about the current and future state of information technology, and the role that EA will play in that evolution. Part 3 looks forward to resolving the business issues and shortcomings of SOA, by discussing the next wave in the creation of a more perfect IT architecture, the embryonic Model and Event Driven Architecture (MEDA). It will discuss the business and technical challenges inherent in this migration from SOA to MEDA. In addition, it will suggest several potential business and technical issues that may arise as a result of the implementation of a MEDA.
Journal of Enterprise Architecture