MAMPU Implements National Enterprise Architecture

21/10/2016
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Digital News Asia
 
The Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (Mampu), the agency responsible for modernising public administration in the public sector, has announced the adoption of an ‘Enterprise Architecture Framework’ which aims to strengthen its ICT policy, standards and practices.
 
This would benefit small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as well as large companies, especially ICT-based companies engaged by government agencies nationwide, Mampu said in a statement.
 
Uptake of the Enterprise Architecture, still in the infancy stage, has seen a number of government agencies already adopting it, Mampu said. To increase its adoption however, Mampu has established the Community of Practice for Enterprise Architecture which comprises members from the government, industry and academia to spearhead the development of the National  enterprise Architecture Framework.
 
This would support continued efforts in enhancing connectivity towards Digital Government initiatives, and in improving the Government’s response to internal and external stakeholders, Mampu said.
 
The Enterprise Architecture would benefit government agencies by identifying and solving business challenges, rather than just emphasising technology-driven initiatives. It will also look into ways of simplifying systems, overcoming duplication and leveraging on technologies that will enhance the public sector’s service delivery and communications with the public and businesses.
 
“Mampu has put in place the Public Sector ICT Strategic Planning (ISP) Framework, followed by the three Public Sector Strategic Plans that comprises five programmes,” said its Deputy Director  general (ICT) Dr Nor Aliah Mohd Zahri, who is also the Government’s chief information officer.
 
These programmes revolved around enhancing public service delivery; enhancing capacity and capability; enhancing performance measurement capability; connecting government; and creating sustainable and resilient ICT initiatives, she said in her speech read by Dr Mohamad Zainuddi Mat Taib, head of the Public Sector ICT Consultancy Team in Mampu, at the Business IT Architecture Series 2013 (BITAS 2013) conference held in Kuala Lumpur recently.
 
National ICT custodian the Multimedia Development Corporation’s (MDeC) chief operating officer Ng Wan Peng (pic) said effective implementation of Enterprise Architecture initiatives and programmes would result in higher productivity, greater efficiency and success for organisations and companies.
 
“This conference is a great opportunity to promote the Enterprise Architecture initiative to MSC Malaysia status companies and SMEs, as it can enable them to maximise their bottom-line and also pave the way for them to be world class companies,” she said.
 
BITAS 2013 was organised by the IASA (IT Architects Association) Malaysia Chapter. Prior to the conference, the IASA held pre-conference ‘master classes’ which covered topics ranging from business and IT architecture frameworks to developing enterprise strategies.