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Is your company at risk of an IPv6 brain drain?

Carolyn Duffy Marsan | March 7, 2011
Timothy Winters, senior manager at the University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), gets calls every week from headhunters looking to hire network engineers, network architects and software developers with experience in IPv6, the looming upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.

"CTOs, CIOs and CISOs are now having to deal with, Do they have the right talent in their organizations to address IPv6?" Donnan says. "The short answer is they don't. It is complicated and, unlike Y2K, not a calendar event."

So far, Command Information has been able to retain its own IPv6 experts.

"While our experts have always been in demand, recruiter calls have increased exponentially: at least one recruiter call per Command Information IPv6 staff person a week," Donnan says. "Our experts have been focusing exclusively on issues and challenges related to IPv6, which keeps them here."

 

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