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U.S. Missing on IPv6, Other Countries Seeing Better Performance and Security

Despite being given nearly three years to make the change, many government agencies won't be ready on June 30 as mandated. And private businesses in the U.S. have barely given IPv6 any thought at all. That may all change soon, as the IPv6-experienced government agencies show others the way — and as American businesses realize they may pay a price for falling behind the rest of the world on the road to IPv6.

U.S. companies risk losing the competitive edge that IPv6-based applications could provide their foreign competitors, said Yurie Rich, vice president at IPv6 Integration Services and Command Integration… if Toyota Motor were to develop a system that communicated information about needed services or product recalls directly to its vehicles, and General Motors did not, the U.S.-based company could lose out on subsequent sales.

Read full story: InfoWorld

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