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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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IPv6 Timeline: The Road to a New Protocol
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EGUIDE: This IPv6 timeline lists the major milestones in the history of the protocol, describing how – and why – it became what it is today.
Posted: 02 Jan 2013 | Published: 02 Jan 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Prepare Your Network for the Future: Embrace IPv6
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EGUIDE: This E-Guide from SearchEnterpriseWAN.com explores the importance of IPv6 and why it should be on every enterprise's short-term to-do list. View now to uncover how this influential protocol will shape your enterprise now and in the future.
Posted: 02 Jan 2013 | Published: 02 Jan 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

EMC optimizes reliability of T-Systems IP and MPLS network infrastructure for increased availability, performance, and reliability
sponsored by EMC Corporation
CASE STUDY: Discover how one of your peers simplified the complexity and manageability of their IT environment while simultaneously optimizing network performance and availability with operations intelligence software.
Posted: 30 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

EMC Corporation

Tim Horton Children’s Foundation Implements ShoreTel for Reliable Unified Communications
sponsored by ScanSource & ShoreTel
CASE STUDY: Discover how one organization improved reliability, increased employee productivity, and lowered TCO by implementing a new unified communications and VoIP solution to increase communications.
Posted: 08 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

ScanSource & ShoreTel

New ShoreTel IP Telephony Solution a Hole in One for Tiger Woods Foundation Headquarters and Learning Center
sponsored by ScanSource & ShoreTel
WHITE PAPER: Discover how one organization replaced their legacy PBX-based telephone system with an IP telephony system which helped increase flexibility, mobility, and productivity.
Posted: 08 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

ScanSource & ShoreTel

ShoreTel Unified Communications Platform: Easy to Deploy, Use, and Manage
sponsored by ScanSource & ShoreTel
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a purpose-built for IP platform that can help you fully integrate rich communications capabilities across your organization to increase connectivity and boost productivity.
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

ScanSource & ShoreTel

RE/MAX Premier Realty Sets Itself Apart from the Competition with IP Telephony from ShoreTel
sponsored by ScanSource & ShoreTel
CASE STUDY: Discover how a converged communications system increased communications and connectivity for one organization, in turn helping them provide superior customer service and availability to their customers.
Posted: 06 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

ScanSource & ShoreTel

Report – Benchmarks for UC TCO
sponsored by ShoreTel
ANALYST REPORT: Total cost of ownership is a key metric for assessing costs, benefits and risks of a UC solution – enabling organizations to properly evaluate competing solutions. It aligns their final decision with business needs, while understanding the effects of future requirements and functionalities.
Posted: 02 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

ShoreTel

Unified Communications Buyer’s Guide
sponsored by ShoreTel
WHITE PAPER: This Unified Communications Buyer's Guide explores how UC can benefit your organization, how to know if your company is ready for UC, questions you should ask any potential UC vendor, and much more!
Posted: 01 Aug 2012 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

ShoreTel

Special Report: Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing Video Conferencing
sponsored by LifeSize
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top ten questions you should ask any potential video conferencing vendor before investing in a collaboration solution.
Posted: 25 Jul 2012 | Published: 25 Jul 2012

LifeSize

Cisco Prime Network Registrar
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a solution that will help you simplify the management of IP addresses and ease your transition to IPv6.
Posted: 02 Jul 2012 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

A Business Guide to MPLS IP VPN Migration: Five Critical Factors
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Uncover five critical factors for a successful migration to an MPLS IP VPN service in this whitepaper. Learn the evolving needs of today’s enterprise networks and uncover how an MPLS-based IP VPN can help you fulfill these wants and needs.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

XO Communications

Key Considerations for MPLS IP-VPN Success
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the benefits of an MPLS-based private IP network and learn how it can not only help you simplify network management and reduce costs, but also prioritize application, create and improve disaster recovery, and much more!
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

XO Communications

ACG Research Market Impact Report on ACX Series Universal Access Routers
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the details of Juniper’s ACX Series Universal Access Routers, which can help extend the core/edge of IP/MPLS solutions to deliver end-to-end manageability, provide low-cost access, and meet the needs of both fixed and mobile operators.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Prepare for the Future of Integrated Communications
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: Many communications infrastructures use multiple platforms for voice and date, which have a complete lack of cohesion. Unfortunately, these legacy infrastructures cannot deal with the demands communications initiatives today put on them.
Posted: 27 Mar 2012 | Published: 13 Dec 2011

AT&T Corp

MPLS VPN Tutorial: What you should know
sponsored by XO Communications
EGUIDE: In this expert E-Guide from SearchEnterpriseWAN.com, explore the next generation of networks: Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks.
Posted: 14 Mar 2012 | Published: 14 Mar 2012

XO Communications

IP telephony trends: Migrating from PSTN to SIP trunking
sponsored by NACR
EGUIDE: Uncover the top five trends in enterprise IP telephony and learn the benefits and challenges of replacing PSTN with SIP-based services.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | Published: 24 Feb 2012

NACR

SIP contact centers: Key benefits and potential challenges
sponsored by NACR
EGUIDE: Learn how Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), unified communications (UC) and contact centers fit hand in hand in this e-guide from SearchUnifiedCommunications.com.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | Published: 24 Feb 2012

NACR

The Seven Deadly Traps of IPv6 Deployment - And How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: The transition to IPv6 is unavoidable. How it will happen and the effects of it are the questions to ask now.
Posted: 25 Jan 2012 | Published: 25 Jan 2012

Infoblox

Juniper Networks Mobile Security Solution
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores an innovative, market leading mobile security solution that mitigates the risks associated with deploying IP-based services.
Posted: 18 Jan 2012 | Published: 18 Jan 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

White Paper:Building a smarter network with IPAM
sponsored by BlueCat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses how IP Address Management can help organizations take control of their IP address and name space to achieve many network benefits.
Posted: 12 Jan 2012 | Published: 12 Jan 2012

BlueCat

The UC Adoption Report
sponsored by Azzurri
WHITE PAPER: This UC adoption report examines the results of conducted research looking at specific technologies currently used within large organizations. In addition, discover what UC can do for your organization, how to overcome the challenges UC presents, and how you can become a front runner.
Posted: 09 Jan 2012 | Published: 09 Jan 2012

Azzurri

Taking Control of IP Network Infrastructures
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the requirements of next-generation IP networks, the performance, availability, and scalability issues affecting existing networks and the benefits of Brocade IP Network Infrastructure Services.
Posted: 13 Dec 2011 | Published: 13 Dec 2011

Brocade

Ensuring a Smooth Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: As the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 occurs, the challenge of accommodating both protocols becomes a big challenge. Learn about four transition technologies, along with their advantages and disadvantages.
Posted: 12 Dec 2011 | Published: 12 Dec 2011

Brocade

How Will the Change in Internet Addresses Affect Your Business?
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: IP addresses are being nearly depleted due to the immense popularity of the internet and the need to have a unique IP address to identify each device using it. Running out of internet addresses would have disastrous effects.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

Brocade
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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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