Vinton G. Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, has been called the "Father of the Internet." In 1992, his "IP on Everything" T-shirt caused quite a stir at an IETF conference, where he was the keynote speaker. He was right. Meant as a tongue-in-cheek forecast of the future, the IP protocol, which is the foundation of the TCP/IP protocol suite, has indeed become the world standard. Almost Everything Runs on IP The Internet, underscored by IP, has not only affected every business and IT department, but it changed global communications. In addition, IP is not only the protocol of the Internet; it became the default protocol for local networks in every company, as well as the home. See IP telephony, VoIP, IP Multimedia Subsystem, IP network, Internet, TCP/IP and dumb network.