Chris Nicholson

Akamai Press Awareness 02/09/18: The Friday Five

Blog Post created by Chris Nicholson Employee on Feb 9, 2018


This week’s installment of “The Friday Five” follows… providing a snapshot of recent global press coverage that demonstrates how Akamai is helping customers move Faster Forward. If you see something interesting, please share it!


Highlights include:


  1. Olympics live streaming
  2. Avoiding website outages
  3. IoT the new shadow IT
  4. Importance of video quality
  5. Digitalization in Germany


Here's how to watch the Winter Olympics without cable

USA Today

February 8, 2017


In the run-up to the Winter Olympics, Peter Chave spoke with USA Today on the many options available to live stream the games. Each of the streaming services will use different approaches to present the Olympics “in their own flavor,” says Peter Chave, principle architect at Akamai Technologies, which provides cloud services and global delivery of streaming video including the Olympics Games.


(See also: Multichannel News)



How Retailers Can Avoid a Website Outage Disaster

Total Retail

February 7, 2018


High web traffic is a major goal for every online retailer, but slowdowns and outages can result if you’re bombarded with more traffic than expected, writes Manuel Alvarez in a byline story for Total Retail. He explains how companies should work with their web teams to proactively develop policies to manage these unanticipated peaks. 



Akamai: IoT the new 'shadow IT' of the enterprise


February 5, 2018


Internet-connected devices are already everywhere in the consumer space, but as they make their way into the organisation, they pose a threat to the security of enterprise networks. Akamai’s Patrick Sullivan tells ZDNet that IoT devices are an issue for everybody. “It's a very active attack surface and I think if you look around the world, there are various governments that are starting to consider whether they need to weigh in with tighter regulation of the IoT devices."



Down with the Potato! Video quality is important online

PC Mag

February 6, 2018


PC Mag spoke with Akamai’s Sandeep Reddy and leveraged data from Akamai’s Sensum study to highlight the importance of video quality, not only for the content creators but for the viewers as well. 



Luxury good fast internet – Does the grand coalition spoil away our digital future?
Bild am Sonntag
February 4, 2018


Bild am Sonntag published an article on the topic surrounding digitalisation in the current coalition talks in Germany and used data from Akamai’s State of the Internet Report to show the country’s internet speed in an international context.