Yes, I was thinking that as I wrote that comment. IPv6 would be the cure. The problem is not many buisneses "need" it. As you pointed out there is no shortage or private IPv4 addresses. My thinking is one day devices will only support IPv6 and you won't have a choice anymore. You will have to start thinking about switching to IPv6.
Yes Mitch but you may need to modify your scope. For example we used 192.168.101.1 - 254 with a subnet of 255.255.255.0. This was ok for us for about 5 years but when we started issuing smart phones and employees connected to our wireless with their personal phones that wasn't enough. We adjusted our mask to 255.255.252.0 and picked up the 100 - 103 range giving us plenty to use.
I just wanted to point out that IP addresses can get used up quick with mobile devices.
@dcawry: Absolutely true. As pointed out by DrT, Microsoft is in better shape to tap this market. They already have penetrated into the market, they just need to captalize onto it somemore. One of the easiest way is the just they need to improve more upon their Apps, may be provide more and more free utility apps etc.
With all these devices coming into the office means more IP addresses. If you're not careful they will be used up and users won't be able to connect. Of course this is correctable by changing your scope but it takes some thinking. It's alot easier to make those changes before you get to a point where users can't connect. Those devices add up fast.
asanka.geek - "@Mitch: That is purely because they feel that the data that they load from their devices are more secure than the data they load from a computer. I have no idea why they feel like that but I have met few people who said something like that to me"
In other words, employees think their personal devices are more secure than the corporate-issue devices?
I didn't get to ask Kellogg whether there were any financial considerations aka a discount. But I don't think a discount on the phones would have made a big difference, to be honest. The company standardized on Windows phones because of the OS more than anything else.
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