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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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How Does Ping Really Work?
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this paper is to resolve any lingering questions you may have about ping and to take your understanding to the next level.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Oct 2008

Global Knowledge

Contact Centers for Dummies
sponsored by Avaya Inc.
BOOK: This guide provides a high-level approach to the different methodologies with lots of information not only on running contact centers, but also on implementing technology in contact centers in a profitable way.
Posted: 21 Nov 2008 | Published: 21 Nov 2008

Avaya Inc.

The Future Carrier Network: Adopting New Outsourcing Business Models
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This paper is meant to help operators embrace a new strategy for differentiating and competing successfully in a market characterized by flux.
Posted: 17 Nov 2008 | Published: 17 Nov 2008

Alcatel-Lucent

Document Solutions IP Faxing versus Conventional Faxing: A Critical Analysis
sponsored by Premiere Global Services
WHITE PAPER: This white paper uses examples in three industries with the heaviest fax usage - finance, healthcare, and insurance - to demonstrate costs and risks that are shared across all industries.
Posted: 10 Oct 2008 | Published: 10 Oct 2008

Premiere Global Services

Eight Strategies for First Rate Customer Service
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides eight strategies for creating a relationship with your customers that will keep them coming back.
Posted: 06 Oct 2008 | Published: 03 Oct 2008

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Diverse and Exploding Digital Universe
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper, sponsored by EMC, is an update of IDC's inaugural forecast of the digital universe published in March 2007. In this year's update we discuss the implications for business, government, and society.
Posted: 28 Aug 2008 | Published: 27 Aug 2008

EMC Corporation

Emerging Best Practices for Carrier IP Transformation
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper identifies emerging best practices for planning, implementation, migration and operations based on hands-on experience with IP Transformation initiatives across the globe.
Posted: 20 Aug 2008 | Published: 20 Aug 2008

Alcatel-Lucent

Securing Your Business with Your Network: Security Made Simple
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
BROCHURE: Network security is essential for your business because it allows employees and vendors to access company voice and data services over a secure network connection, wherever they may be located. Read this paper to learn how to secure your business network
Posted: 22 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

Cisco Systems, Inc.

NetAcuity: The Industry Standard for IP Intelligence Technology
sponsored by Digital Element
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: NetAcuity IP Intelligence provides the most comprehensive set of IP data available for targeted online advertising, content localization, geographic rights management, local search optimization, local ad serving, and enhanced analytics.
Posted: 31 Jan 2008 | Published: 29 Jan 2008

Digital Element

Migrating Millions to IP: A Mission Impossible? Not with a Migration Control Center
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the key business drivers for the creation and operation of the MCC, the critical functions of the MCC, and the basic principles for establishing an effective MCC organization.
Posted: 31 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Alcatel-Lucent

Tuning Applications for IP
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: A move to IP delivers the most value when a majority of applications and facilities are migrated to the converged network.
Posted: 30 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

TOPICS:  IP | SIP | Web Services
AT&T Corp
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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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