If you've been watching this blog you may have noticed that there hasn't been a lot of activity lately. Part of this has to do with me working on other projects. One of these includes a report that I call the "Convergence Effect" which is basically a follow up of "Building a Cloud Computing Service". If you're curious, both documents were/have been submitted to various organisations where more good can be done with them. Moreover, I consider both both works to be "WORKS IN PROGRESS" and I may make extensive alterations without reader notice. The latest versions are likely to be available here:
A while back I wrote a document called "Building a Cloud Service". It was basically a document detailing my past experiences and details some of the issues that a cloud company may face as it is being built and run. Based on what had transpired since, a lot of the concepts mentioned in that particular document are becoming widely adopted and/or are trending towards them. This is a continuation of that particular document and will attempt to analyse the issues that are faced as we move towards the cloud especially with regards to to media and IT convergence. Once again, we will use past experience, research, as well as current events trends in order to write this particular report. I hope that this document will prove to be equally useful and will provide an insight not only to the current state of affairs but will provide a blueprint for those who may be entering the sector as well as those who may be using resources/services from this particular sector. Please note that this document has gone through many revisions and drafts may have gone out over time. As such, there will be concepts that may have been picked up and adopted by some organisations (as was the case with the "Cloud" document with several technologies) while others may have simply broken cover while this document was being drafted and sent out for comment. It also has a more strategic/business slant when compared to the original document which was more technically orientated.