IPv6 Transition Will Impact 30 Percent of U.S. Government IT Purchasing Decisions in 2007, According to IPv6 Government Action Study
Juniper Networks' 2nd Annual Commissioned Research Uncovers Greater Need for U.S. Government Involvement in IPv6 Transition
- 86 percent of government respondents believe that foreign nations' headstart in the adoption of IPv6 in Asia, Europe and other regions abroad will negatively impact the U.S. Respondents who believe there will be a negative impact cited technological leadership (70 percent), national security (62 percent), and influence over Internet stability (58 percent) as top areas of concern.
- The federal government should play an active role in the commercial adoption of IPv6 in the U.S., according to 85 percent of government respondents; 53 percent also believe that the federal government should provide guidance and some level of funding to support the U.S. private sector transition to IPv6.
- 67 percent of industry respondents said that the government IPv6 transition will speed the inclusion of IPv6 capabilities in their organizations' products and services.
- In making IT purchasing decisions, 68 percent of government respondents are more likely to choose a vendor with IPv6 capabilities; 30 percent of respondents are also willing to pay more for IPv6 capabilities.
- 75 percent of government respondents believe that a U.S. Government IPv6 Transition Office would be very or somewhat helpful, assuming it received the proper levels of funding and authority.
- Depletion of additional IPv4 addresses will have a negative impact on their government organization, according to 70 percent of government respondents.
- 45 percent of state/local government respondents indicated that they are interested in receiving IPv6 recommendations and best practices from the federal government; 36 percent of state/local government respondents said that they would be interested in understanding the impact of interoperability with federal programs.