The Return and Rise of Convergence
Conclusion: Convergence has been an idea on the horizon for so long that it barely stirs much interest. Even so, various moves and technological changes, have brought convergence front and centre again, and with it new opportunities for organisations.
Once technological difficulties precluded the implementation of services through convergent media networks but now that challenge is no longer a problem. Various types of handsets and choices of networks for reliability and speed mean it is possible to deliver data and media services at economically affordable prices.
The outstanding issues remain the evolution of business models and applications to markets. IT executives can and should be involved in and promoting the growing potential of convergence to their organisation.