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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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IPv4-to-IPv6 Transition and Co-Existence Strategies
sponsored by BT Diamond IP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents an overview of the main migration technologies that can be used to transition from an IPv4 network to an IPv4-IPv6 network, and suggests several strategies to implement that transition. It will also touch on application migration and provide some example migration scenarios and corresponding impact considerations.
Posted: 20 Dec 2010 | Published: 20 Dec 2010

BT Diamond IP

Applying ITIL Best Practice Principles to IPAM
sponsored by BT Diamond IP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will explain how each of the main ITIL areas can be applied specifically to IP address management (IPAM), and the benefits that can be accrued from using this management framework.
Posted: 20 Dec 2010 | Published: 20 Dec 2010

BT Diamond IP

IPAM Intelligence: All Road Leads To Proteus
sponsored by BlueCat
WHITE PAPER: As IPAM evolves from a simple marriage between DNS and DHCP services, its definition cannot be limited to simply the benefits derived from dynamically linking DNS and DHCP functionality together. IPAM transcends this marriage to include features and functions shaped by this new requirement in an age of dynamic IP address data.
Posted: 25 Oct 2010 | Published: 25 Oct 2010

BlueCat

Five Steps to Ensuring a Successful VoIP Migration
sponsored by inContact
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents five key steps that will ensure a successful migration from legacy voice technology to VoIP in a contact center or enterprise environment. Continue reading to learn more about these five steps and learn how they can help you.
Posted: 22 Sep 2010 | Published: 22 Sep 2010

inContact

Evaluating The Performance Of Shared WAN Links For Data Center Backup And Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: Backup and disaster recovery are perennially among the top three IT challenges, and they’re rated by 62% of enterprises as a high or critical priority. What exactly are these enterprises doing? Building multiple data centers. Read this paper to find out so much more.
Posted: 08 Sep 2010 | Published: 08 Sep 2010

Silver Peak

Total Economic Impact™ Of Silver Peak’s WAN Optimization Solution
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Silver Peak’s WAN optimization solution on their organizations. Forrester’s aim is to clearly show all of the calculations and assumptions used in the analysis.  Read this study to learn so much more.
Posted: 08 Sep 2010 | Published: 08 Sep 2010

Silver Peak

DNSSEC - Secure DNS For Government
sponsored by BlueCat
WHITE PAPER: This document examines the standards and guidelines as outlined by NIST, and demonstrates the ways in which BlueCat Network’s DNS solution address these guidelines.
Posted: 01 Sep 2010 | Published: 31 Aug 2010

BlueCat

Effective Cabling Techniques for IBM BladeCenter Chassis
sponsored by Panduit
WHITE PAPER: This guide defines specific cabling techniques that simplify cable pathways and promote airflow for maximum cooling, ultimately improving overall system performance and uptime.
Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | Published: 20 Aug 2010

Panduit

Telstra Reaps Transformation Rewards
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: The business benefits of the IP transformation are numerous. First of all, as you reduce the number of actual networks, you save on software licensing costs, air conditioning and power. Less people are also required because rather than operating many silo networks in standalone mode you now have a common network.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

Alcatel-Lucent

Freeing Up Cash Flow by Changing Cost Structures: Moving to OPEX reductions of more than 10 percent
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: To continue to attract and retain subscribers with advanced services and remain competitive, service providers need a way to transform their businesses by changing their cost structure. Service providers can achieve double-digit OPEX cost reductions by moving to a single maintenance contract, and so much more.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

Alcatel-Lucent

PBX Buying Guide: How to Choose the Right Phone System for Your Business
sponsored by Fonality Inc.
WHITE PAPER: While moving to an IP phone system will bring great advantages, the more options, features, functions and capabilities that are available, the more decisions the buyer has to make. That makes it crucial to thoroughly understand your needs before you buy. In this guide are seven steps to help in that process.
Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

Fonality Inc.

Presentation Transcript: iSCSI Over 10 GB Ethernet: Benefits Beyond Performance
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: The combination of iSCSI and 10 Gigabit Ethernet is uniquely attractive - find out how by checking out this presentation transcript. Also learn how 10 GbE can simplify connectivity for physical, blade, virtual servers and network storage.
Posted: 22 Jul 2010 | Published: 08 Jul 2010

Dell, Inc.

What IT Managers Need to Know About IP Surveillance
sponsored by D-Link
WHITE PAPER: The video surveillance market is in the throes of transition. IP surveillance is rapidly taking over from traditional analog CCTV. Within the next three years more than half the surveillance cameras used in North America will be IP cameras, according to the research firm Frost & Sullivan. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
Posted: 15 Jun 2010 | Published: 15 Jun 2010

D-Link

Implementing Fax over IP (FoIP) in your Organization
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how fax servers and new FoIP investments fit into an organization’s overall document delivery strategy. Continue reading to learn why you should implement FoIP in your organization today.
Posted: 07 May 2010 | Published: 07 May 2010

OpenText

SEKE Podcast - Introduction to Solera DeepSee
sponsored by Solera Networks
PODCAST: In this podcast presented by James Hilliard, host of the "See Everything, Know Everything" podcast, and Matthew Wood, Solera Networks' Chief Scientist, you'll learn about the DeepSee tool, which provides administrators, users and C-level executives at a corporation a way to see what is happening on a network in real-time.
Posted: 04 Feb 2010 | Premiered: Feb 4, 2010

Solera Networks

Achieving Financial and Functional Advantages in Connected Building Solutions with the Unified Physical Infrastructure℠(UPI)
sponsored by Panduit
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn about being connected building planning requires tightly integrated, well-coordinated cross-functional communication and project management across four functional phases: organizational alignment, technology strategies, network design considerations, and financial analysis.
Posted: 28 Jan 2010 | Published: 28 Jan 2010

Panduit

The Unified Physical Infrastructure Approach
sponsored by Panduit
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, you'll learn that UPI-based solutions provide superior business value, helping customers keep pace with technology innovations and build a smarter, unified business foundation.
Posted: 28 Jan 2010 | Published: 28 Jan 2010

Panduit

Case Study: Unified Communications and Indiana University Medical Group
sponsored by CDW Corporation
CASE STUDY: When outdated equipment and disparate systems were hampering in-house communications, customer service, and workflow, Indiana University Medical Group turned to CDW for a three-part Cisco solution. This case study gives details on the benefits they gained.
Posted: 08 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

CDW Corporation

Business Together with Microsoft: the unified communications and collaboration solution of Orange Business Services and Microsoft
sponsored by Orange Business Services
WHITE PAPER: With the momentum of IP convergence and the movement toward an all digital world, professional communication systems combining telephony over IP, e-mail, instant messaging and audio/video conferencing services are sparking serious interest due to the benefits they offer. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 20 Jul 2009 | Published: 20 Jul 2009

Orange Business Services

Unified Communications Pocket Guide
sponsored by ShoreTel
EGUIDE: This guide is intended for both IT staff, voice system managers, as well as CIOs. It describes the issues decision makers need to understand as they set out to build a winning unified communication strategy.
Posted: 20 May 2009 | Published: 19 May 2009

ShoreTel

IP Telephony from A-Z -- The Complete IP Telephony eBook
sponsored by ShoreTel
EBOOK: Check out this comprehensive eBook to discover the ins and outs of IP telephony system selection, deployment, and management.
Posted: 19 May 2009 | Published: 31 Dec 2007

ShoreTel

Getting the Foundation Right: Unified Communications
sponsored by ShoreTel
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to learn how to achieve UC and other next-generation benefits by building a strong foundation that encompasses a full palette of unified communications capabilities.
Posted: 19 May 2009 | Published: 19 May 2009

ShoreTel

IP Telephony: Reliability You Can Count On
sponsored by ShoreTel
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the effects of three different architectures on the ability to deliver IP-based telephony systems that are both highly available and cost effective.
Posted: 19 May 2009 | Published: 19 May 2009

ShoreTel

IP Address Management (IPAM) -- Preventing Network Downtime
sponsored by BlueCat
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the failsafe technologies that BlueCat Networks has incorporated into Proteus and Adonis (DNS/DHCP appliances) to protect against a wide variety of potential failure conditions.
Posted: 03 Feb 2009 | Published: 03 Feb 2009

BlueCat

BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager
sponsored by F5 Networks
HARDWARE LISTING: The BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager is an application delivery networking system that provides the most adaptable solution to secure and deliver applications enabling organizations to effectively and competitively run their business.
Posted: 27 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

F5 Networks
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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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