What is involved in 6LoWPAN

Find out what the related areas are that 6LoWPAN connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a 6LoWPAN thinking-frame.

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To address the criteria in this checklist for your organization, extensive selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information.

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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which 6LoWPAN related domains to cover and 91 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.

The following domains are covered:

6LoWPAN, Acronym and initialism, Ad hoc network, Advanced Encryption Standard, Bit rate, Bluetooth low energy, Communication protocol, Data frame, IEEE 802.15.4, IP address, International Telecommunication Union, Internet Engineering Task Force, Internet of Things, Link layer, Local-area networks, Maximum transmission unit, Mesh networking, Metropolitan area networks, Personal area network, Request for Comments, Smart grid, Wide-area networks:

6LoWPAN Critical Criteria:

Confer over 6LoWPAN strategies and finalize the present value of growth of 6LoWPAN.

– what is the best design framework for 6LoWPAN organization now that, in a post industrial-age if the top-down, command and control model is no longer relevant?

– How do we Improve 6LoWPAN service perception, and satisfaction?

– How can we improve 6LoWPAN?

Acronym and initialism Critical Criteria:

Chart Acronym and initialism risks and tour deciding if Acronym and initialism progress is made.

– How can we incorporate support to ensure safe and effective use of 6LoWPAN into the services that we provide?

– Are we making progress? and are we making progress as 6LoWPAN leaders?

– What business benefits will 6LoWPAN goals deliver if achieved?

Ad hoc network Critical Criteria:

Paraphrase Ad hoc network projects and probe Ad hoc network strategic alliances.

– What tools and technologies are needed for a custom 6LoWPAN project?

– What are the usability implications of 6LoWPAN actions?

Advanced Encryption Standard Critical Criteria:

Examine Advanced Encryption Standard management and get out your magnifying glass.

– Consider your own 6LoWPAN project. what types of organizational problems do you think might be causing or affecting your problem, based on the work done so far?

– How do your measurements capture actionable 6LoWPAN information for use in exceeding your customers expectations and securing your customers engagement?

– Does 6LoWPAN appropriately measure and monitor risk?

Bit rate Critical Criteria:

Adapt Bit rate leadership and handle a jump-start course to Bit rate.

– Do we aggressively reward and promote the people who have the biggest impact on creating excellent 6LoWPAN services/products?

– Where do ideas that reach policy makers and planners as proposals for 6LoWPAN strengthening and reform actually originate?

– Who is responsible for ensuring appropriate resources (time, people and money) are allocated to 6LoWPAN?

Bluetooth low energy Critical Criteria:

Understand Bluetooth low energy management and find the essential reading for Bluetooth low energy researchers.

– What are the key elements of your 6LoWPAN performance improvement system, including your evaluation, organizational learning, and innovation processes?

– What are the disruptive 6LoWPAN technologies that enable our organization to radically change our business processes?

– What are your most important goals for the strategic 6LoWPAN objectives?

Communication protocol Critical Criteria:

Recall Communication protocol goals and don’t overlook the obvious.

– How do we Lead with 6LoWPAN in Mind?

– Do we have past 6LoWPAN Successes?

– What is our 6LoWPAN Strategy?

Data frame Critical Criteria:

Coach on Data frame goals and attract Data frame skills.

– In what ways are 6LoWPAN vendors and us interacting to ensure safe and effective use?

– What are the record-keeping requirements of 6LoWPAN activities?

– How to Secure 6LoWPAN?

IEEE 802.15.4 Critical Criteria:

Review IEEE 802.15.4 governance and question.

– What vendors make products that address the 6LoWPAN needs?

– What are the business goals 6LoWPAN is aiming to achieve?

– How can the value of 6LoWPAN be defined?

IP address Critical Criteria:

Trace IP address adoptions and arbitrate IP address techniques that enhance teamwork and productivity.

– Im working in an online services business and I collect the email addresses and IP addresses of my customers. I use these email addresses to send promotional messages. I use a cloud email tool to mass email. Do I need to extend my Terms of Use with an agreement of processing personal data or do I need to take additional steps to protect email addresses?

– Can a customer prevent us from collecting his/her personal data? For example by saying he/she does not want his/her phone number or IP address to be stored by us?

– Are a customers business phone number; business email address and business IP address also considered to be personal data?

– Are egress and ingress filters installed on all border routers to prevent impersonation with spoofed ip addresses?

– Is the firewall configured to translate (hide) internal ip addresses, using network address translation (nat)?

– Who will be responsible for deciding whether 6LoWPAN goes ahead or not after the initial investigations?

– Is collecting IP address really necessary?

– What are specific 6LoWPAN Rules to follow?

– Is the scope of 6LoWPAN defined?

International Telecommunication Union Critical Criteria:

Mine International Telecommunication Union outcomes and achieve a single International Telecommunication Union view and bringing data together.

– Why is it important to have senior management support for a 6LoWPAN project?

– Do 6LoWPAN rules make a reasonable demand on a users capabilities?

– What are the barriers to increased 6LoWPAN production?

Internet Engineering Task Force Critical Criteria:

Test Internet Engineering Task Force decisions and tour deciding if Internet Engineering Task Force progress is made.

– Is a 6LoWPAN Team Work effort in place?

Internet of Things Critical Criteria:

Study Internet of Things decisions and maintain Internet of Things for success.

– How can the principle of right to silence, aka silence of the chips, that allows individuals to disconnect from any application, be integrated into those systems?

– Does the Internet of Things need a scale-of-blame to help manage security incidents during the years until technology solves the security problem?

– What are the constraints that massive deployment of objects/sensor at the network periphery do put on network capabilities and architectures?

– Were competing technologies evaluated to assess and compare their ability to effectively achieve system goals?

– Are there any agreements concerning the security and privacy of the data once it is shared?

– How to re-issue the secrete key to the device again in case of key leakage to third party?

– How will IoT applications affect users control over their own privacy and how will they react?

– If it does need to be more accurate, in what ways should it be more accurate?

– Who is responsible for a connected device malfunction or resulting accident?

– What are the key showtoppers which will prevent or slow down IoT applications raise?

– What is the expected growth in terms of time, magnitude, location?

– Will the IoT solution have the capacity for continued operation?

– What will the next killer app be for the Internet of Things?

– What is the minimum acceptable level of reliability?

– Which functions need not be available at all times?

– What is our formula for success in IIoT?

– Who is responsible for a data breach?

– Iot solutions: what is involved?

– What can we do to protect IoT solutions?

Link layer Critical Criteria:

Troubleshoot Link layer management and learn.

– What new services of functionality will be implemented next with 6LoWPAN ?

– Who are the people involved in developing and implementing 6LoWPAN?

– How can skill-level changes improve 6LoWPAN?

Local-area networks Critical Criteria:

Ventilate your thoughts about Local-area networks failures and summarize a clear Local-area networks focus.

– What are all of our 6LoWPAN domains and what do they do?

– How would one define 6LoWPAN leadership?

Maximum transmission unit Critical Criteria:

Facilitate Maximum transmission unit planning and define Maximum transmission unit competency-based leadership.

– Does 6LoWPAN systematically track and analyze outcomes for accountability and quality improvement?

Mesh networking Critical Criteria:

Derive from Mesh networking adoptions and point out improvements in Mesh networking.

– Which individuals, teams or departments will be involved in 6LoWPAN?

– What is our formula for success in 6LoWPAN ?

– What are current 6LoWPAN Paradigms?

Metropolitan area networks Critical Criteria:

Check Metropolitan area networks decisions and look at it backwards.

– How do you incorporate cycle time, productivity, cost control, and other efficiency and effectiveness factors into these 6LoWPAN processes?

– Which customers cant participate in our 6LoWPAN domain because they lack skills, wealth, or convenient access to existing solutions?

– How will you measure your 6LoWPAN effectiveness?

Personal area network Critical Criteria:

Win new insights about Personal area network quality and find out.

– What are your current levels and trends in key measures or indicators of 6LoWPAN product and process performance that are important to and directly serve your customers? how do these results compare with the performance of your competitors and other organizations with similar offerings?

– What are your key performance measures or indicators and in-process measures for the control and improvement of your 6LoWPAN processes?

Request for Comments Critical Criteria:

Substantiate Request for Comments results and budget for Request for Comments challenges.

– How do we manage 6LoWPAN Knowledge Management (KM)?

Smart grid Critical Criteria:

Study Smart grid results and clarify ways to gain access to competitive Smart grid services.

– Does your organization perform vulnerability assessment activities as part of the acquisition cycle for products in each of the following areas: Cybersecurity, SCADA, smart grid, internet connectivity, and website hosting?

– What role does communication play in the success or failure of a 6LoWPAN project?

– What is Effective 6LoWPAN?

Wide-area networks Critical Criteria:

Guard Wide-area networks outcomes and maintain Wide-area networks for success.

– Can we add value to the current 6LoWPAN decision-making process (largely qualitative) by incorporating uncertainty modeling (more quantitative)?

– What sources do you use to gather information for a 6LoWPAN study?

– How can you measure 6LoWPAN in a systematic way?


This quick readiness checklist is a selected resource to help you move forward. Learn more about how to achieve comprehensive insights with the 6LoWPAN Self Assessment:


Author: Gerard Blokdijk

CEO at The Art of Service | theartofservice.com

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Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.

External links:

To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:

6LoWPAN External links:

ZigBee VS 6LoWPAN for Sensor Networks – LSR

Re: [6lowpan] Titles of 6LoWPAN RFCs – ietf.org

Acronym and initialism External links:

Acronym and initialism – New World Encyclopedia

Ad hoc network External links:

What is an Ad Hoc Network? – Definition from Techopedia

How To Create Ad hoc network in windows 10 – YouTube

Advanced Encryption Standard External links:

Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) – thebestvpn.com

Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) | NIST


Bit rate External links:

How to Use Audacity to Lower Bit Rate | Chron.com

Which MP3 bit rate should I use? – CNET

Communication protocol External links:

ASSA ABLOY Group | Aperio wireless communication protocol

SPI Bus communication protocol – YouTube

What is a Communication Protocol? – Definition from …

Data frame External links:

Data Frame | R Tutorial

r – Changing column names of a data frame – Stack Overflow

Renaming columns in a data frame – Cookbook for R

IEEE 802.15.4 External links:

[PDF]IEEE 802.15.4 and Zigbee – University of Kentucky

IP address External links:

Whoer.net – How to find and check my IP address

What Is My IP? Shows your real IP address – WhatIsMyIP.com

Find your PC’s IP address – Windows Help

International Telecommunication Union External links:

ITU: International Telecommunication Union | NHSMUN



Internet Engineering Task Force External links:

Internet Engineering Task Force – IETF – Home | Facebook

Internet Engineering Task Force

Internet Engineering Task Force – Official Site

Internet of Things External links:

Internet of Things ETF

Internet of Things (IoT) | Microsoft

How to invest in the Internet of Things | Fortune

Link layer External links:

Data Link Layer-Chapter 7 Flashcards | Quizlet

Chap.4 The data link layer Flashcards | Quizlet

Link layer
In computer networking, the link layer is the lowest layer in the Internet Protocol Suite, commonly known as TCP/IP, the networking architecture of the Internet. It is described in RFC 1122 and RFC 1123. The link layer is the group of methods and communications protocols that only operate on the link that a host is physically connected to.

Maximum transmission unit External links:

What is maximum transmission unit (MTU)? – Definition …

HOW TO: Change the Default Maximum Transmission Unit …

Metropolitan area networks External links:

Metropolitan area networks (MAN). Computer and …

Personal area network External links:

Personal Area Network (PAN) Expert – #5003886

Request for Comments External links:

Notice of Request for Comments on Eliminating Manual …

[PDF]Request for Comments on Application of Excise Taxes …

[PDF]Response to Request for Comments: THE – Illinois.gov

Smart grid External links:

Recovery Act Smart Grid Programs

Smart Grid – AbeBooks

Wide-area networks External links:

Building Wide-Area Networks with BACnet (Part 2)

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