Media, messaging and telecommunications convergence is now accepted as the norm. Convergence has resulted in greater consumer choice, lower costs and incredible innovation. It is important to note that even incumbent vendors in this space have much to gain from such convergence as it results in the potential to offer higher value services to customers, thus creating more revenue opportunities.
Enterprise IT has not yet seen convergence come home. We continue to create separation between BPM, SOA, EDA, WOA, SaaS, Cloud computing and more. Unlike the case of telecommunications convergence, however, in the enterprise IT world the incumbents are actually not incentivized to fuel convergence as they continue to "cash in" on old investments, slightly refreshed in some cases.
Fortunately, all hope is not lost! As open standards focused on interoperability become more pervasive, many traditional technological
boundaries are rapidly coming down and falling victim to convergence. Open source further accelerates the process by being the breeding grounds of untethered disruptive innovation resulting in simple, easy to use technologies which are made available freely, thus fueling rapid adoption.
In this talk I explore the growth of convergence in enterprise IT and the radical simplicity it is delivering to enterprise architects & developers.