[AusNOG] IPv6 - What Should an Engineer Address when 'Selling' IPv6 to Executives?

Don Gould don at bowenvale.co.nz
Wed Mar 6 07:19:35 EST 2013

This showed up on the NANog list over night.

Very helpful resource for the SMB space...


Mukom Akong T. Tue Mar 5 17:55:14 UTC 2013 writes...

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 the
following aspects:

a) Set the strategic context: how your organisation derives value from IP
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.

I've detailed my thinking into each of these items at <How to ‘Sell’ IPv6
to Executive Management – Guidance for

My question and this is where I'd appreciate some input:

a) To all you engineers out there who have convinced managers - what else
did you have to address?

b) To you who are managers, what else do you need your engineers to address
in order for you to be convinced?


As always, all opinions expressed are mine and do not necessarily represent
the views of my employers, past or present.

Don Gould
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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