3 years, 11 months ago

A Whole New World

I can show you the world.. 
Shining, shimmering, splendid.

Well I think, everyone has the ability to show the world to someone just like Aladdin, well except for now that it might not that be that shiny and shimmery and real splendid. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I agree. But I wonder what will be the view if EA will be the world’s magic carpet? 

I can hear EA say, “I can open your eyes, take you wonder by wonder. Over sideways and under, on a magic carpet ride.

By definition, Enterprise Architecture is a conceptual blueprint that defines the structure and operation of an organization. Purported advantages of having an enterprise architecture include improved decision making, improved adaptability to changing demands or market conditions, elimination of inefficient and redundant processes, optimization of the use of organizational assets, and minimization of employee turnover [see: http://searchcio.techtarget.com/definition/enterprise-architecture]. Mostly it talks about organizing the organization’s business operations, information assets, application interaction, and technology structure which can also be classified as point of views. Sounds compelling and tiring at the same time right? It seems like everything’s gonna be just fine. 

Here in the Philippines, where Enterprise Architecture was just born and is making its way to global competitiveness, we can say that yeah, this might be the start of a new business and development era – well atleast in my own view. Since EA is not really new to the world, I think we will be on a new horizon if EA will be the standard practice of organization for every institution. 

A more positive and harmonious future is what everybody longs to. Can you imagine, us, the Philippines leading the way in Enterprise Architecture in Asia? I heard the idea from our quarterly meeting. Its very huge. very positive, and very ideal. And yes, scary too as its not always sunshine and rainbows but there is a rainbow always after a rain.

Still, I am very excited to see the transformation of our local business from the traditional structure to an EA inspired one. It looks like its gonna take a lot more years to realize that but its fine. It cannot happen overnight. It will take years of struggle and years of improvement.

Then maybe in like 20 years or so, us, architects will help realize that ‘new world’ for business transformation then maybe, the future of us will thank us and sing:

“A whole new world, a dazzling place I never knew. But when I’m way up here, it’s crystal clear, that now I’m in a whole new world with you.”