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Networking Technology


IT6. Networking Technology

This subtopic focuses on information technology innovations that will enhance the performance, functionality and monitoring of information networks, with particular emphasis on the internet and Internet of Things (IoT) networks.

Examples of relevant technical fields include (but are not limited to): software-defined infrastructure - including software defined networking and software defined storage; software-defined data centers; analytics to optimize network performance; network visualization; network protocols; technologies to reduce network congestion and improve network resiliency; network-based data storage and retrieval technologies; anywhere/anytime access to data and services; agile networking; machine-to-machine networking; peer-to-peer device networking; networking technologies for resource-constrained sensor-dense environments such as in IoT applications.

Note: This subtopic includes IT-based innovations pertaining to IoT networking technology. Hardware innovations related to IoT should be submitted to the Internet of Things (I) topic.

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