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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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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

SIP and the Art of Converged Communications
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is an internet signaling protocol, developed by the IETF (starting in 1996), for establishing, maintaining, and tearing down sessions between a variety of real-time media, including voice, video, and chat. This white paper is going to look at the way SIP is used in the converged Unified Communications environment.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 18 Jun 2013

Global Knowledge

Understanding Avaya IP Office Short Codes
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a road map to understanding the programming and use of short codes in an Avaya IP Office system. It is based primarily on the codes used with the IPO 8.1 U-Law system with the Essential, Preferred, or Advanced Edition system licenses.
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 | Published: 01 May 2013

Global Knowledge

LAN Fundamentals: Logical Addresses vs. Physical Addresses
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: There are two basic types of addresses used in Local Area Networking (LAN): logical addresses and physical addresses. Ethernet is the most common LAN and is the example used in this document. Understanding the differences of how the two addresses are used is the focus of this discussion.
Posted: 14 Jun 2013 | Published: 20 May 2013

Global Knowledge

UC and the Evolution of Enterprise Telephony
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide will help readers understand key information about the evolution of enterprise technology, how to prepare the enterprise for mobile telephony, and the value of combing IP telephony (IPT) with unified communications (UC).
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 | Published: 18 Apr 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Simplify Your Route to the Internet: Three Advantages of Using LISP
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the ins and outs of the Location ID separation protocol (LISP): what it is, how it works, how it compares to BGP, and the top three advantages it provides. View now to get help deciding if this protocol can truly help simplify the route to the internet in your organization.
Posted: 29 Jan 2013 | Published: 29 Jan 2013

Global Knowledge

IP Version 6 Address Types
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: There are a number of different types of addresses in IPv6. This white paper examines addressing classifications in detail and outline their functions within the context of the protocol.
Posted: 14 Jan 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

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

BlueCat

Converged network, storage and compute infrastructure: Are we there yet?
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
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

SearchNetworking.com

Disaster Preparedness for Core Network Services
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will take a look at how failures can unexpectedly disrupt core network services and the applications that depend on them despite employing traditional approaches to providing redundant configurations. Read this white paper to learn how to minimize the effects of failures to ensure business continuity.
Posted: 15 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Infoblox

IPv6 Addressing Plan Basics
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: Creating an IPv6 addressing plan is one of the most important pre-adoption tasks you have. This white paper details the technical and business requirements of deploying IPv6 and also provides a sample plan. View now to learn more!
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 26 Apr 2013

Infoblox

The Trouble Heading for Your Business 2013
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: This resource details the current state of targeted attacks and explores why putting an effective defensive strategy in place is so critical. View now to uncover the effects of these potentially disastrous attacks and what you can do to stay protected.
Posted: 16 Apr 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

Trend Micro

Government Could Miss IPv6 Deadline; Enterprises Make IPv6 Transition
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EGUIDE: Uncover why many government agencies risk missing the IPv6 transition deadline and how your enterprise stands to benefit by making the IPv6 transition in a timely manner.
Posted: 02 Jan 2013 | Published: 02 Jan 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

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 - OLD
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 - OLD

Unified Communications Buyer’s Guide
sponsored by ShoreTel - OLD
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 - OLD

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
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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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