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Active networking and innovation: An evaluation of active networking as a driver of accelerated Internet innovation

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Date Issued:
2004
Summary:
Innovation has flourished at the edge of the Internet; however, the core has experienced a slower pace of innovation. This lag is impacting the pace of innovation at the edge and threatening quality as ad hoc solutions are implemented to overcome core network barriers to innovation. Active networking technology, which opens up the architecture of routers, is proposed as a standard solution. Researchers draw an analogy to the computer industry where innovation is claimed to be accelerated by modularization. This argument is valid to the extent that the router market is similar to the computer market; however, contemporary innovation theories cast doubt on this likelihood. These theories indicate that for active networking technology to accelerate Internet innovation, extraordinary measures will be required to break the status quo. This paper analyzes this situation and makes recommendations, based on innovation theory, on how active networking can be successful in accelerating Internet innovation.
Title: Active networking and innovation: An evaluation of active networking as a driver of accelerated Internet innovation.
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Name(s): Wood, James L.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Wu, Jie, Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 95 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Innovation has flourished at the edge of the Internet; however, the core has experienced a slower pace of innovation. This lag is impacting the pace of innovation at the edge and threatening quality as ad hoc solutions are implemented to overcome core network barriers to innovation. Active networking technology, which opens up the architecture of routers, is proposed as a standard solution. Researchers draw an analogy to the computer industry where innovation is claimed to be accelerated by modularization. This argument is valid to the extent that the router market is similar to the computer market; however, contemporary innovation theories cast doubt on this likelihood. These theories indicate that for active networking technology to accelerate Internet innovation, extraordinary measures will be required to break the status quo. This paper analyzes this situation and makes recommendations, based on innovation theory, on how active networking can be successful in accelerating Internet innovation.
Identifier: 9780496262021 (isbn), 13161 (digitool), FADT13161 (IID), fau:10021 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2004.
Subject(s): Computer industry--Technological innovations
Computer networks--Management
Computer networks--Software
Routers (Computer networks)
Internetworking (Telecommunication)
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