International Journal of Advances in Computer Networks and Its Security
Author(s) : ASPALILLA MAIN, NIN HAYATI MOHD YUSOFF, NURUL AZMA ZAKARIA, ROBIAH YUSOF
IPv6 was created in the 1990s by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), as a next generation network layer protocol, to overcome the limitations of IPv4. However, organizations that plan to implement IPv6 should really be ready for deployment with proper planning; because non-preparation may contribute towards slowing down the migration process. Based on literature from previous research, this study discusses that organization readiness contributes to a slowing down of the migration process, and to identify the factors that influence an organization’s readiness towards IPv6 migration. The findings reveal that the level of organization readiness contributes to the speed of the migration process. The factors that influence organization readiness are migration cost, infrastructure (including hardware and software), knowledge, technical staff skills, and IPv6 awareness from all levels of personnel within the organization.