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What is Internet Protocol (IP)

Handbook of Research on Telecommunications Planning and Management for Business
The Internet Protocol (IP) is a data-oriented protocol used for communicating data across a packet-switched internetwork.
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Adoption of VoIP Applications in Public and Private Organizations
Nicoletta Corrocher (Bocconi University, Italy and University of Tromso, Norway), Roberto Fontana (University of Pavia, Italy and Bocconi University, Italy), and Claudia Parlanti (Bocconi University, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-194-0.ch028
We provide evidence on the determinants of diffusion of Voice over IP (VoIP) applications in a sample of public and private organizations in Italy. We first review the recent developments in the technology in order to identify the current trends and the costs and benefits of VoIP adoption. Second, we discuss the recent policy efforts at the European level toward the implementation of the technology. Third, we present an empirical investigation. Our results suggest that organizations become more likely to adopt as time goes by, and that the decision to adopt is mostly affected by size and availability of financial resources. Organizations can benefit from IP communications systems, because they offer cost savings and enhanced applications facilitating network management and on-line transactions. However, technical shortcomings, established habits and practices, and legacy network investments can inhibit adoption. This explains why firms are more likely to adopt as time passes and why small organizations are more inclined to adopt than larger ones.
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The Global Telecommunications Industry Facing the IP Revolution: Technological and Regulatory Challenges
A key protocol on which the Internet is based. It is a standard that describes software that keeps track of the Internet’s addresses for nodes, routes outgoing messages and recognizes incoming messages.
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The Playout Control Management: An Issue for the IP Telephony Service Providers
The Internet Protocol (IP) is a network-layer (Layer 3) protocol that contains addressing information and some control information that enables packets to be routed. IP is documented in RFC 791 and is the primary network-layer protocol in the Internet protocol suite. Along with the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), IP represents the heart of the Internet protocols. IP has two primary responsibilities: providing connectionless, best-effort delivery of datagrams through an internetwork; and providing fragmentation and reassembly of datagrams to support data links with different maximum-transmission unit (MTU) sizes networks (from documentation).
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Business Management and Strategy in Cybersecurity for Digital Transformation
An important function in transporting packets to target IP addresses.
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From Circuit Switched to IP-Based Networks
The common protocol for packets in the global Internet.
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Internet Protocol Television
A data level protocol utilized to transport information across a data-switched network.
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A Managerial Analysis of Fiber Optic Communications
The network layer protocol used on the Internet and many private networks; different versions of IP include IPv4, IPv6 and IPng (next generation).
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Modern Crypto Systems in Next Generation Networks: Issues and Challenges
Internet Protocol is the method or protocol by which data is sent from one computer to another on the Internet.
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NETRIC: A Proposed System for Synthesis of Multicast Transport Protocols
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Simulation-Based Comparison of TCP and TCP-Friendly Protocols
Network layer protocol related to the communication of packet switched data.
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Cyberbullying and Social Networking Sites
The set of rules that defines how a digital device sends and receives data on the internet.
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Virtual Private Networks
A method of organizing information transfer between computers; the IP was specifically designed to offer low-level support to Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).
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