Flipping channels in my hotel room, I caught a re-run of "The Usual Suspects" just when Kevin Spacey (Keyser Soze) was saying that the greatest trick the devil achieved was to make people believe he didn't exist.

 

Without entering in any of the religious aspect of this sentence, it hit me that maybe one of the greatest trick that an architect could do is to make the business believe that technology does not exist.

 

Think about it, making technology so pervasive, so transparent, so interwoven into the business processes or business in general that one could not separate the business from IT.

 

Instead of aligning IT to business, how about aspiring to make business and IT non dissociable?