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What Should an Engineer Address when 'Selling' IPv6 to Executives?

On 3/5/2013 at 9:55 PM Mukom Akong T. wrote:

|Dear experts,
|I've found myself thinking about what ground an engineer needs to
cover in
|order to convince the executives to approve and commit to an IPv6
|Deployment project.
|I think such a presentation (15 slides max in 45 minutes) should cover
|following aspects:
|a) Set the strategic context: how your organisation derives value from
|networks and the Internet.
|b) Overview of the problem: IPv4 exhaustion
|c) Implications of IPv4 Exhaustion to your organization???s
business model.
|d) Introduction of IPv6 as a solution to IPv4 exhaustion.
|e) Understanding the risks involved.
|f) How much will deploying IPv6 will cost.
|g) Call to action.

Instead of

  f) How much will deploying IPv6 will cost.

I would lean towards

  f) Cost/benefit of deploying IPv6.

If you only talk about how much it will cost, then you've created a
major uphill battle for yourself.  Also talk of how IPv6 will benefit
the business.