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ALSO CALLED: Internet Protocol
DEFINITION: The Internet Protocol (IP) is the method or protocol by which data is sent from one computer to another on the Internet. Each computer (known as a host) on the Internet has at least one IP address that uniquely identifies it from all other computers on the Internet. When you send or receive data (for example, an e-mail note or a Web page), the message gets divided into little chunks called packets.  … 
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Network Considerations for Digital Building Infrastructure
sponsored by Panduit
WEBCAST: This webcast explores the concept of creating "Smart Space" workplaces by leveraging Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology to create digital building infrastructures. Discover how you can create smarter facility systems, like LED lighting that becomes part of an intelligent IP platform, allowing light fixtures to monitor CO2 levels and more.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Premiered: Oct 17, 2016


If External DNS Fails, So Does Your Digital Business
sponsored by Dyn
RESEARCH CONTENT: Without properly functioning external DNS, Internet-based resources may "disappear" or become unavailable without warning. To boost DNS management, this Gartner research report explores the concept of externally sourced and managed DNS as a service. Access now to uncover their key findings and learn best practices for improved DNS performance.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 15 Sep 2016


Ringing Endorsement: Which IP Phone Fits Your Needs?
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EZINE: Despite the rise of smartphones and tablets, many organizations still depend on the IP telephone, because of its reliability and functionality.But with hundreds of models on the market and a plethora of available features, how do you choose the right one for your business? This issue of Network Evolution dials in on that question and more.
Posted: 01 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Presentation: The BBC’s Unified Communications Strategy
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PRESENTATION: Steve Shepherd, head of IT and business alignment at the BBC, explains how unified communications technology is transforming the BBC.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Special Report on Cisco
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This special nine-page report from Computer Weekly, updated for 2014, analyses the challenges facing Cisco, its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the IT market and its future strategy.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 17 Jan 2014

Making the Financial Case for Hosted VoIP
sponsored by Avaya CenturyLink
RESOURCE: Discover in this post how to evaluate the costs of maintaining your legacy phone service—in terms of CapEx and OpEx—and estimate the financial impact of hosted VoIP to determine if you should adopt. Additionally, access a hosted VoIP TCO tool to build your implementation business case.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 05 Apr 2016

Avaya CenturyLink

At Radio Flyer, Customer Engagement is Not Something to Toy With
sponsored by Avaya CenturyLink
CASE STUDY: Read on to learn how the iconic Radio Flyer company entered the digital age in 2010, what has enabled them to stay up-to-date since, and how advances in data collection have driven reform in product quality, delivery, and reinvigorated the customer service that has kept them in business over the last 99 years.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

Avaya CenturyLink

Building a Borderless Business
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Empower your employees — through business collaboration and communications solutions like video, audio and web collaboration — to help grow revenues, improve customer loyalty, and boost productivity. Learn more in this white paper.
Posted: 21 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Oct 2015


Compliant Calling: How Mobile Industry Regulations Influence Financial Services
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover how to enforce the highest standard of call compliance in your enterprise by ensuring mobile calls are recorded and under the control of network administrators. Access this white paper to understand how financial organizations are addressing the challenges of mobile call recording compliance.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 18 Jan 2016


An Introduction to Triaging Voice and Video Quality of Service Issues
sponsored by NetScout Systems, Inc.
WEBCAST: In this brief webcast, you will experience a short demonstration of a reactive network workflow, illustrating how to triage voice and video problems. Tune in now to get a first-hand look at solving your VoIP and video QoS issues, and restore your service to premium quality without misstep.
Posted: 03 Dec 2015 | Premiered: Dec 3, 2015

NetScout Systems, Inc.

Global Technology Innovator Assures Unified Communications Services Performance
sponsored by NetScout Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: In this white paper, learn how you can foster effective internal communication and collaboration, and optimize environments with voice and video monitoring.
Posted: 24 Nov 2015 | Published: 24 Nov 2015

NetScout Systems, Inc.

Manage Voice, Video Communications in Call Centers with a UC Platform
sponsored by NetScout Systems, Inc.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This white paper discusses building real-time visibility into the performance of calls and other collaborative media sessions by analyzing all network traffic, enabling fast triage for voice and video issues.
Posted: 24 Nov 2015 | Published: 24 Nov 2015

NetScout Systems, Inc.

Promote Better Business Communications by Improving Call Quality
sponsored by NetScout Systems, Inc.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: In this white paper, discover how to source the root cause of your voice and video call quality problems. Read on to learn more about a UC server that provides a holistic view of user experience for all converged IP-based services to help maintain user satisfaction.
Posted: 24 Nov 2015 | Published: 24 Nov 2015

NetScout Systems, Inc.

How to Provide Accelerated Triage for Cisco UC/Jabber
sponsored by NetScout Systems, Inc.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: In this brief resource, you will learn how to improve your UC service delivery and IT collaboration with a UC server, complete with real-time call quality performance monitoring.
Posted: 23 Nov 2015 | Published: 23 Nov 2015

NetScout Systems, Inc.

Employ Fast Triage to Mitigate Complex UC Problems and Improve Call Quality
sponsored by NetScout Systems, Inc.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: If your enterprise has a multi-vendor UC environment and / or a QoS policy in operation, then cutting troubleshooting time to pinpoint the source of issues quickly will improve service to corporate users and improve IT productivity. This short resource reveals a way to triage complicated UC problems.
Posted: 23 Nov 2015 | Published: 23 Nov 2015

NetScout Systems, Inc.

Opposing Forces: The Fight for Ethernet
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EZINE: Most enterprises can't get the most out of 802.11ac Wave 2. The problem is Ethernet speeds in the access layer: 1 GbE is too slow and 10 GbE too expensive. Could 2.5 and 5 GbE could be its salvation?
Posted: 02 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

Creating a Best-of-Breed DDI Solution in a Microsoft Environment
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative whitepaper and learn how you can implement effective DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI).
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 22 May 2014


The Four Elements of IS-IS
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide discusses 4 key elements for the implementation of Intermediate System - Intermediate System (IS-IS).
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 02 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

Faxing over IP Networks
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores sending faxes over an IP network and some challenges you'll need to overcome.
Posted: 28 Jan 2014 | Published: 28 Jan 2014

Global Knowledge

Cisco IOS Digit Manipulation
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Platform digit manipulation may be needed for many business phone calls as they traverse their gateways. his guide explores the role of digit manipulation techniques and various is ways it can benefit for your business.
Posted: 21 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Global Knowledge

Deploying an IPv6-ready Website for Your Enterprise (#3)
sponsored by A10 Networks
WEBCAST: This exclusive webcast discusses a load balancing solution designed to anticipate the move from IPv4 to IPv6 and ensure that your application delivery is seamless, effective, and secure.
Posted: 14 Jan 2014 | Premiered: Jan 14, 2014

A10 Networks

Why Do Techies Tell Me to Ping a Website?
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores ping commands and flags, and how those flags vary from one operating system to another. With a better understanding of ping, organizations and home users can easily troubleshoot a network.
Posted: 30 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Dec 2013

Global Knowledge

The Path to Private Cloud: 6 Things You Need to Know
sponsored by BlueCat
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource for 6 valuable lessons on virtualization and the cloud. Explore a more scalable IP address management (IPAM) solution that bridges the gap between your data center and private cloud by offering increased agility to meet current and future demands.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 06 Nov 2013


Designing IP Addresses for Large Networks
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Complex subnetting, VLSM, and IP address summarization can be implemented simply and efficiently with proper planning. Click through to explore why great care must be taken to complete the IP address planning process accurately to accommodate current needs and growth.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Global Knowledge

Converged Network, Storage and Compute Infrastructure: Are we there Yet?
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EBOOK: Access this expert e-guide to learn how you can make a converged network infrastructure a reality and achieve top efficiency.
Posted: 19 Sep 2013 | Published: 19 Sep 2013
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IP DEFINITION (continued): …  Each of these packets contains both the sender's Internet address and the receiver's address. Any packet is sent first to a gateway computer that understands a small part of the Internet. The gateway computer reads the destination address and forwards the packet to an adjacent gateway that in turn reads the destination address and so forth across the Internet until one gateway recognizes the packet as belonging to a computer within its immediate neighborhood or domain. That gateway then forwards the packet directly to the computer whose address is specified. Because a message is divided … 
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