ZDNet's Sam Diaz writes in "IPv6 transition driving demand for networking jobs" that the race is on for organizations to update their networks to IPv6, resulting in a sudden demand on job boards for networking pros and developers who have IPv6 knowledge and experience:
The approaching deadlines and pressures driving IPv6 hires:
- Content providers such as Yahoo and Time Warner, carriers like AT&T and Verizon, and network equipment vendors like Juniper and Cisco are currently expanding their IPv6 offerings.
- U.S. Federal Agencies must adopt IPv6 on their public-facing websites and services by September 2012.
- CIOs in every industry must upgrade their public-facing websites in the next few months or risk being unavailable to new devices that ship with IPv6 addresses.
- World IPv6 Day, a 24-hour test of sites and networking equipment, is June 16.
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