Under the auspices of ACT-IAC’s Enterprise Architecture SIG, Dave Mayo, President of Everware-CBDI, led a team in the development of a white paper explaining the role of EA in Cloud Computing.  The paper explores architectural issues, management issues and tools for decision making regarding cloud deployments.  The fundamental finding is that the prerequisite to success with cloud computing is the establishment of a Service Oriented Architecture that identifies the services deployed to the cloud and how they may be accessed.