Here’s a roundup of today’s hottest IP news from the Twitterverse:
- 1967 might have been the summer of love, but 2012 is the summer of IPv6! According to the CircleID blog, “This summer will have delighted IPv6 watchers as a growing number of sites allow them to witness the evolution of the global IP network and its constituent parts in quasi real time.” The article provides links to sites that are tracking IPv6 global growth. In addition, it states that Allstream is currently in one of the top positions when it comes to the Canadian ranking for AS-originated IPv6 traffic.
- Big data has made its way into the boardroom. An article on ITProPortal stated that the majority of C-suite executives now find big data valuable. With big data moving into the mainstream, “It’s vital that it can now be easily accessed by the C-suite in real-time in a way that is visually compelling and simple to understand.” The article also stressed the importance of having data available for executives on Monday morning so they can make faster and better business decisions.
- The business case for SIP trunking is growing. A post on the AVEGA blog cites a number of SIP benefits, including reducing costs, simplifying operations and gaining a competitive advantage. Check out the article for more reasons why you should consider SIP trunking.
- As more SMBs are taking advantage of cloud computing services, it’s vital that they know what to look for in a provider. An article from the CloudTweaks blog lists “5 Ways SMBs Can Get the Most from Their Cloud Provider.” Other than mentioning the usual security features, the article also suggests looking for a cloud provider that has financial backing. “While some established cloud storage providers look promising, some are in deep financial distress. Therefore, users should look into the financial backing and reliability of a cloud service before actually using it.”
- Cloud is part of the technology platform of the future. Gartner reported that a nexus of forces – including social, mobile, cloud and information – are coming together to create new business opportunities. According to the article, “Cloud computing represents the glue for all the forces of the nexus. It is the model for delivery of whatever computing resources are needed and for activities that grow out of such delivery. Without cloud computing, social interactions would have no place to happen at scale, mobile access would fail to be able to connect to a wide variety of data and functions, and information still would be stuck inside internal systems.” For more information on how social, mobile and information are contributing to this nexus, be sure to read the entire article on Gartner.com.