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  • Microsoft's cloud ERP plans get mixed reactions

    Microsoft's announcement this week that it would begin offering its Dynamics ERP (enterprise resource planning) software via the Azure cloud platform drew significant interest from attendees of the Convergence conference in Atlanta, but some users and partners have questions Microsoft has yet to answer about its plans.

  • Opinion: Do you have what it takes to be a converged CSO?

    When companies decide to combine logical and physical security, one of the first challenges they face is finding a leader who has been exposed to both information security and physical security. Someone has to be put in place to create change. Who is this person? What is their skill set? Where can they be found? Does he or she actually exist?

  • Intelligent networks will drive convergence: Chambers

    Even before Cisco chief executive John Chambers took the stage at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this month, it was clear he’d be talking about the consumer market — a radical change for a company best known for selling routers to enterprises. The stage featured a mock living room, kid’s room, home-office and car.

  • Phone convergence great if it’s user-friendly

    Talk of convergence has become as much of a cliché in the phone world as in computing. But convergence is of little value to users if it requires a major change in behaviour to access new benefit. For example, having to learn new procedures or navigate more elaborate arrays of buttons on an increasing variety of instruments mitigates against any benefits.

  • Convergence – the next step

    The latest buzzword in telecommunications isn’t a box, an application or a service. Instead, IMS (Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem) is a way of organising all those elements and more.