Convergence, Interoperability & Quadruple Play IP

Wikipedia Definition & Overview – Technology Convergence
Technological convergence is the tendency for different technological systems to evolve toward performing similar tasks. Convergence can refer to previously separate technologies such as voice (and telephony features), data (and productivity applications), and video that now share resources and interact with each other synergistically.


Convergence Center
The Convergence Center supports research on and experimentation with media convergence. The Center is a joint effort of the Syracuse University School of Information Studies and the Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Convergence markets: Smartphones and triple play continue to erode sector boundaries
Deutsche Bank Research Paper – August 2011

Convergence and Interoperability: a Linked Data perspective
World Library & Information Conference presentation December 19, 2011

Demand For Standards—Interoperability To Fuel Converged Cloud Growth
According to cloud computing experts at IEEE, the biggest barrier to cloud services adoption is not cloud security or privacy fears, but concerns about service interoperability.

Evolution of Search Technology
This article describes how the search technology would evolve in the future.

Images Demonstrating Technological Convergence

Technology convergence may widen the digital divide

Video & Audio presentations from the 2012 Technology Convergence Conference
Santa Clara, CA February 2, 2012

VOIP and Convergence
NetworkWorlds page dedicated to Convergence which includes case studies, breaking news, podcasts, and video.

What is Technological Convergence?
Technological convergence is the trend of technologies to merge into new technologies that bring together a myriad of media.