You know your business could not accomplish what it does today with yesterday's information and communications technologies (ICT) and you understand the severe impact that the use of antiquated technologies can have on business agility and workforce productivity. What matters in the current and future business climate - information velocity, accelerating information velocity - the frequency and speed at which information moves - is a business imperative and one that the trio of network, wireline and wireless access, and applications convergence directly serves. However, it's just as important to aim our attention on the cost of convergence. Why? Quite simply, if the cost of convergence exceeds the cost of nonconvergence, the business journey to a higher tier of information velocity starts with a financial deficit.