It took a while, but it seems like most businesses are starting to realize it’s time to start getting ready for the transition to IPv6.
Just 32% of companies haven’t been using the new protocol in any capacity, according to a recent Network World survey. One-third have have actually implemented the technology in their workplace, while the rest have run lab tests or set up IPv6 networks at home.
Nearly all of the organizations surveyed plan to be ready for the transition by 2013. Smaller companies are more prepared than their larger counterparts, with 70% of businesses with fewer than 100 employees planning to have IPv6 on their internal networks within a year, compared to 52% for organizations with 1,000+ employees and 32% for companies in the middle.
There are still some challenges to adoption, such as vendor support. Just 5% of respondents said all of their current hardware and software supports IPv6. On the other hand, 46% said most of it does, with another 16% saying some of it does.
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