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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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IP telephony trends: Migrating from PSTN to SIP trunking
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
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

SearchSecurity.com

SIP contact centers: Key benefits and potential challenges
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
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

SearchSecurity.com

CW+ Quocirca report: Reaping the benefits of IP geolocation
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: As more and more human activity moves online, it is easy to think that geography no longer matters—surely the internet is without borders? Whilst in some cases this is true, more often than not online activity spills over into the real world.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 29 Sep 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

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

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

Taking Control of IP Network Infrastructures
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Organizations are looking to optimize their network infrastructures in order to provide the performance, reliability, and scalability required for next-generation IP-based networks.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

Brocade

Cisco Unified Communications: New Deployment Models for Communications and Collaboration
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper for insight on building the best unified communications solution for your business.
Posted: 02 Nov 2011 | Published: 02 Nov 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

IP Telephony for Mid-Sized Companies : Current trends and what’s in store for the future
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide highlights the top 5 trends in enterprise IP telephony and how you can improve collaboration and reduce costs. Uncover what you can expect for the future of IP telephony, what SIP trunking really means and how to take full advantage of its benefits
Posted: 02 Nov 2011 | Published: 02 Nov 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

AT&T Network-based IP VPN Remote Access (ANIRA)
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: AT&T Network-based IP VPN Remote Access (ANIRA) offers remote users and traveling users access to corporate information & productivity applications on the fly, whether away from or within the office.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 24 Oct 2011

AT&T Corp

More Scale at Lower Cost with Scalable Video Coding
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The demand for personal video for organizational communication is growing rapidly. By 2015, over 200 million workers globally will run corporate-supplied video conferencing from their desktops.
Posted: 18 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Oct 2011

Polycom, Inc.

Delivering on the Promise of Easy to Use, Secure, and Inexpensive Video Conferencing in an IP Environment
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper evaluates the challenges of deploying IP video conferencing in a secure and easy to use manner.
Posted: 18 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Oct 2011

Polycom, Inc.

“How Will the Migration from IPv4 to IPv6 Impact Voice and Visual Communication?”
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the video solutions available today and provide a snapshot of the current video market.
Posted: 18 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Oct 2011

Polycom, Inc.

Avaya IP Office Release 6: Small Office Deployment & TCO vs. ShoreTel IP Phone System
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for a comparison of Avaya's IP Office and ShoreTel’s IP Phone System. Then discover how Avaya IP Office uses a scalable system that minimizes power consumption and avoids the need for a dedicated Windows server system in sub-20 person offices.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

Avaya

How Effective Communications Delivers Real Results for Your Small Business
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper for four key ways any growing business can benefit from today’s new IP-based communications solutions.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

Avaya

Revolutionizing Patient Care Through Communications
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can improve the efficiency and productivity of nurses providing patient care, as well as how they work with each other, physicians and other staff. This allows professionals to spend more time providing “hands-on” care to patients, and less time on coordination of that care.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

Avaya
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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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