Internet Protocol (short: IP) is one of the main protocols of the Internet. It is often used together with the TCP protocol. The current protocol version is the Inter Protocol Version 4 (short: IPv4). Contrary to the name version 4, it is the first version of the Internet Protocol, which was spread and used world-wide. It was defined in RFC 791 in 1981.
IPv4 is more and more replaced by Inter Protocol Version 6 (short: IPv6). Main advantage of the new version: With IPv6 many more Internet addresses can be assigned than with IPv4. This is particularly important in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT). Otherwise it would not be possible to directly address so many smart devices on the Internet. Otherwise one would have to use bridge technologies, like e.g. NAT. IPv4 and IPv6 are compatible. Due to its great possibilities, IPv6 is a foundation of digitization, or the ubiquitious Internet.Why this is interesting for a Chief Digital Officer (CDO)?
The Internet is one of the most important foundations of the Digital Revolution. That is why knowledge is elementary for a Chief Digital Officer (CDO).
See also (glossary Internet):
- Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
- File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
- Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
- Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
- Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS)
- Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)
- Internet Protocol (IP)
- Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
- Uniform Resource Locator (URL)
- World Wide Web (WWW)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the drivers of digitalization. Smart devices can be found everywhere. With the help of these, e.g. productions can be even more efficient and automated. Cyber-physical systems form the basis of industry 4.0. In addition, companies can make their products smart and participate in IoT. New business models can be developed. The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) in particular is being made responsible for this, or at least that is what they are there for.
See also (glossary Internet of Things (IOT)):
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
- Digital Twin
- Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
- Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT)
- Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)