IPv6 or Internet Protocol version 6 is a revision of the Internet Protocol (IP) developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Each device on the internet, such as a desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone or tablet, is assigned an IP address in order to communicate with other devices. With the ever-increasing number of new devices being connected to the internet, there is a need for more IP addresses than the current Internet Protocol, IPv4 can accommodate. After years of discussion and planning, IPv6 has been launched this year to deal with the long anticipated problem of IPv4 running out of addresses. IPv6 implements a new addressing system which allows far more addresses to be assigned than IPv4.
IPv6 day on June 8, 2011 made IPv6 permanently available for equipment and service providers to use in their offerings. This launch marks the availability of 340 trillion addresses that will carry our global economy and critical infrastructure into the future.I
It’s now been a year since the first IPv6 day, but what is IPv6 growth actually like? IPv6 end-user use has gone from 0.12% last year to over 1% today >> . This is a nine-fold increase in just over a year. This growth has been monitored by Akamai, who believes that it will be many years before IPv6 is the dominant Internet Protocol, but that growth is certain.
In the next part of our series on IPv6, we’ll discuss how IPv6 will impact your business.
The world’s first website was created by CERN physicist Tim Berners-Lee in the Swiss Alps. The site’s original purpose was to explain just what the internet was and explained how users could create their own websites. Berners-Lee continued on to develop a number of tools necessary for the functionality of the World Wide Web and are still used today: HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and HyperText Markup Language (HTML).
Today, the indexed web contains at least 8.09 billion indexed pages and continues to grow.
What is Mobile Device Management?
Mobile Device Management (MDM) software secures and manages a group of mobile devices that are deployed from a service provider. MDM functionality typically includes over-the-air distribution of applications, data and configuration settings for all types of mobile devices including mobile phones, smartphones, tablets, mobile point-of-sale units and mobile printers. Not only can MDM software manage a variety of types of mobile devices, but it can also manage devices from a variety of manufacturers such as Android, Apple, Blackberry, Symbian and Windows all from a single console. MDM can apply to both company-provided and employee-owned (also referred as BYOD) devices.
So, what exactly does Mobile Device Management do? Well, with MDM in place, you can quickly enrol devices in your enterprise environment, configure and update device settings, enforce security policies, secure mobile access to corporate resources and remotely lock and wipe managed devices.
According to the Transportation Safety Board there are over 160,000 car accidents in Canada each year. As a road warrior you may be on the road for several hours per day or per week meeting with clients and closing deals, but your safety should be your first priority on the road.
Pack for Emergency
“Hindsight is 20/20”. Make sure you don’t have to say this to yourself! Take the time and the money to properly prepare your vehicle in case of emergency. In cases of extreme weather, car accident or the out-of-gas scenario, you’ll be grateful for your preparation of an emergency roadside assistance kit. You can always tailor your kit to meet your needs, but some basic items include:
Part 3 of our Essential Mobility Tools is by far the most fun. Your smartphone is your best friend. And your love for your smartphone will only get stronger if you’re using these Apps while you’re on the road: