The other day I was invited to listen to a Swedish SW company providing Identification, authorization, Etc. A small company with less than 50 employees in Stockholm.
After the presentations we did have some opportunity to talk to technical sales, product management and a few people from the development team. We discussed different subjects e.g. the agile development methods like SCRUM and XP (eXtreem Programming) and how such a small company made some small adaptation to make the SCRUM method more powerful in their company. I was a bit curios if they have had any thought about how and when the IPv6 could affect their product. So I started carefully to ask about IPv6 support in their product. It was really amazing to get into good IPv6 discussions with technical sales, product manager and some member of the development team. We discussed for a while before one of them start talking about, the first time the IPv6 discussions brought up at their team. We had to start a “disaster meeting” and discuss the IPv6 very seriously. After lots of internal discussions,they found the importance of supporting IPv6 in their product. They convinced the decision makers to put some effort to include the IPv6 development in their budget and agreed on the roadmap and when they should support IPv6.
I was really astonished, such an small group, in spite of lack of financial muscle still could through small analysis find out the necessity of support for IPv6 in their product and take such an important step to focus on a future proof product .
May be after all we were wrong about lack of IPv6 awareness and that is amazingly a very good news.