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# Divergence - what happens after Convergence

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Convergence is the verb that everyone is focused upon. Divergence is the noun at the end of that process. This presentation lays out some foundation ideas for mobile strategy development.

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### Divergence - what happens after Convergence

1. 1. CONVERGENCE IS ‘COMING TO AN END’ But what happens after that? Network X Dis X Point of Convergence Object X A whitepaper by Rob Manson Managing Director Mobile Online Business (MOB) © 2007 Rob Manson-Mobile Online Business Email: roBman@MobileOnlineBusiness.com.au
2. 2. What is Convergence? The concepts of Convergence and the Multiplay are currently driving the whole Telecommunications industry. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convergence http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_convergence http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_convergence And the Fixed-Mobile Convergence Alliance (FMCA) is the most tangible example of this. http://www.thefmca.com/ But what happens after that? Yet Convergence is only half the picture While Convergence is absolutely essential to create this change, there are two sentences in the underlying Model and Convergence is only the first. Part 1: As an Object and the Network Converge (Convergence) Part 2: that Object and it's Interface can Diverge (Divergence) This means that by Networking an Object we can make it available or controllable from anywhere on the Network. It's like ripping the control panel off your phone, TV, home security system, bluetooth headset, etc. and actually putting it in the network. This gives you more power and control over these objects - anywhere, anytime. As an Object and the Network Converge that Object and it's Interface can Diverge 1 © 2007 Rob Manson-Mobile Online Business