The urge to converge

The urge to converge

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Electronically, the way in which enterprises organise and structure is changing. Old divisions between departments within an organisation are often proving unsuited to the changing nature of business conduct, and also unsuited to the increasing requirements being placed on specific aspects of corporate governance. It is a dynamic that is causing unification between operations that until relatively recently seemed to have little in common; the coming together of IT and facilities management (FM) is a prime example of this trend. The convergence of data and telecommunications over Internet Protocol (IP) based networks paved the way for the ICT age, and brought the IT and FM functions more intertwined by the compelling force of innovation. Security provision encompasses prime examples of this.

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