Stories by Carolyn Duffy Marsan

How the U.S. is winning the race to next-gen Internet

With the worldwide supply of IPv4 addresses rapidly dwindling, the United States is pulling ahead of its global rivals in the deployment of next-generation Internet services based on the emerging IPv6 standard.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan24 Sept. 12 12:55

6 signs that the U.S. is overtaking the world at IPv6

Having invented the Internet 40-odd years ago, the United States has had the first-mover advantage when it comes to selling products and services that run on this ubiquitous communications platform. Now the United States is pulling ahead of its global rivals on next-gen Internet services built around the emerging IPv6 standard.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan24 Sept. 12 12:53

OpenStand: Internet standards groups embrace open process

Five leading Internet standards bodies have joined together to articulate a set of guidelines for the creation of open standards that they say will foster continued innovation, competition and interoperability in the Internet industry.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan29 Aug. 12 15:26

The 5 hottest IT jobs right now

If you're an IT professional with experience building mobile or Cloud applications, it's a good time to be job hunting. That's because the number of job openings in these areas is up dramatically from last summer.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan26 July 12 16:23

Tiger Mom was right about techie teens

Is it worth all the effort - the gauntlet of AP classes, standardized tests, private lessons and community service hours -- to get your techie teen into a highly selective college? Yes, if they are an aspiring tech industry CEO.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan02 July 12 17:26

Leading Internet prognosticator still pessimistic about IPv6

Geoff Huston, an Australian researcher whose predictions about IPv4 depletion dates have proven uncannily accurate over the years, is still not certain that IPv6 will get deployed in time to avert an addressing crisis across the Internet.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan13 June 12 13:06

ISOC: IPv6 is the new normal for the Internet

IPv6 is the new normal for the Internet. So claims the Internet Society (ISOC) as it sums up the early results of its World IPv6 Launch Day held on Wednesday.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan08 June 12 00:19

Launch event drives IPv6 traffic to all-time high

The much-hyped World IPv6 Launch Day event on Wednesday resulted in a rise in IPv6 traffic -- including Web and email -- to a new peak as expected. But ISPs said the bigger story was the steady increase in IPv6 traffic that occurred in the months leading up to the event, which they anticipate will continue for the rest of 2012.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan07 June 12 14:38

Many 'name' sites sitting out today's World IPv6 Launch

The Internet's biggest players -- including Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Bing -- are turning on IPv6 today as part of the World IPv6 Launch Day challenge coordinated by the Internet Society. But which websites are not ready to support the next-gen Internet Protocol?

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan06 June 12 13:56

Rehearsals over, IPv6 hits Broadway June 6

IPv6 will go fully live on June 6. That's the date when 50-plus access networks and more than 2,500 websites -- including Google, YouTube, Facebook and Yahoo -- will turn on support for the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol and leave it on for good.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan04 June 12 13:25

Sales of unused IPv4 addresses gathering steam

A growing number of U.S. carriers and enterprises are hedging their bets on IPv6 by purchasing blocks of unused IPv4 addresses through official channels or behind-the-scenes dealmaking.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan24 May 12 13:19

Hottest IT skill? Cybersecurity

Embattled by hactivists, cybercriminals and foreign rivals seeking to steal proprietary information, U.S. corporations are ramping up their hiring of cybersecurity experts, with open jobs reaching an all-time high in April.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan04 May 12 00:33