Ipv6 Return On Investment (R.O.I) Analysis Framework At A Generic Level, And First Conclusions
This report puts the analysis of the overall profitability of IPv6 based products or services , in the context first of investment analysis ,and next of an evolutive technology adoption in phases . Whereas it cannot serve as an argumentation for a specific product or service ,or its migration, it encapsulates the key factors in a structured way ,and weighs them against each other .It also assesses the relative merits of IPv4 and IPv6 ,as a base for comparison ,and points at the role played in the investment analysis of the time bases for the IPv4 and IPv6 introductions . Using simplifications, some key overall conclusions can be made showing that over the technology cycle , IPv6 is bound to have both profit enhancing and profit risk reduction properties . A non exhaustive list is given in the incremental deployment phase for some incremental or new revenue sources . Any specific return on investment analysis for a specific product or service would mandate the fulfillment of a number of assumptions , and the availability of full data.
- L63 : Microelectronics; Computers; Communications Equipment
- M : Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting
- R4 : Transportation Systems
- M11 : Production Management