The Web Economy/30

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Era of ConvergenceEdit

This is a lesson part of the module The Web Economy out of the Open Source ERP/Executive Diploma course conducted by a private university.


  • Technology including software tries to converge into the human experience.
  • The TV and Phone are long considered killer appliances, now joining into a single even more encompassing application. The normal PC can now communicate in high definition and fidelity for a similar phone experience, and follows via login ID wherever the user goes.
  • High bandwidth and high storage made cheap defines a more richer user experience that removes the limitations from devices and applications.
  • Present advancement is allowing players to revive the ASP model as the present SaaS (Software as a Service) where users pay per unit usage rather than setup a whole ERP.

Assignment TasksEdit

  • Name examples of killer apps now present in the PC.
  • Research the future trends in software over the web is delivering funtionality and features right to any device convenient to the user.
  • In which devices or applications will it most likely to create a new wave of impact?
  • Will ERP which is so complex and unique for individual users be effecively served via a configurable remote system?


  • Publish your works in an attractive manner in your user page, stating your own views and findings providing links to your sources. Use the talk page here to score marks.
  • Create or edit sub-pages of course materials within wikiversity.
  • Discuss in the forum (link shall be provided) by offering your ideas and answering or comment on others' postings.

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