In "A Few Good Men," attorney Tom Cruise is vehemently badgering Jack Nicholson's Col. Jessup on the witness stand, trying to learn if he ordered an attack on one of his own men, until Nicholson finally shouts, "You can't handle the truth!"
That was my reaction to the experts at the conference, who told attendees that network convergence is unavoidable, especially now that the economic downturn in the U.S. appears to be ending. However, are most enterprises ready to embark on such an ambitious -- and often expensive -- undertaking?
Though the advantages of converged communications are hard to ignore, as Peterson points out, are they outweighed by the impact that the transition will have on desktop upgrades and network management needs? There are no easy answers when it comes to convergence, and the "truth" likely has many interpretations.
Finally, I wanted to take a moment to congratulate the InterOperability Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire on officially becoming the first independent pre-certification program for Wi-Fi Alliance members. It means the IOL will be able to help vendors spot flaws in their products more quickly, resulting in more quality Wi-Fi products for everyone.