Here’s a roundup of today’s hottest IP news from the Twitterverse:
- According to the Go Momentum Blog, the SIP trunking market is expected to increase by 770% in the next five years. This turbocharged growth is fueled by SIP’s ability to lower an organization’s monthly phone charges while providing enhanced capabilities. In addition, SIP trunking is now more accessible, so SMBs can take advantage of its many benefits.
- While Canada is lagging behind other major economies in terms of innovation and productivity, the Calgary Herald reported that big data can help solve Canada’s productivity problem. According to an article on the Herald’s website, “The harnessing, analysis and conversion of data into knowledge represents the new competitive advantage in the drive toward productivity. It can help companies identify hidden insights to gain a comprehensive view of a customer, understand behaviours in real time, predict outcomes, make more informed decisions and move into new markets.” Canada is uniquely positioned to take advantage of big data, as we have a number of experts who can help companies get the most value from their business analytics.
- According to a new infographic on the Cloud Tech Blog, 58% of IT professionals are currently testing, evaluating, researching or deploying at least one cloud solution. The top three types of cloud solutions are cloud-based storage, infrastructure and email messaging. For more information on the latest cloud trends, check out the Trending Attitudes in Cloud Computing infographic.
- The CBC reported that Toronto is becoming a hub for “hacker houses.” These communal live/work spaces have been popular with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs for years, and some big names in technology – such as Pinterest – have started as “hacker houses.” The idea behind these “hacker houses” is that employees at start-ups pay rent for a dual live/work space. They are not required to follow dress codes or 9-to-5 schedules. This allows them to work and create when they are the most productive – whether it is two in the afternoon or two in the morning.
- Have you been wondering exactly how many IPv4 addresses are still available? This interactive RIPE-NCC graph will show you. The rapid depletion of IPv4 addresses is just one reason why organizations should prepare their networks for IPv6.