Press Awareness 10/24/2014: The Friday Five

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This week’s installment of “The Friday Five” follows… providing a snapshot of recent press coverage that demonstrates how Akamai is helping customers move Faster Forward.


Highlights include Akamai perspective on running enterprise apps over the Internet; State of the Internet coverage; security thought leadership; and e-commerce holiday readiness, among other recent press.


Following is Volume XLIII…



7 Questions To Ask When Delivering Cloud Apps


October 21, 2014


[authored by Akamai’s Greg Lord, Senior Product Marketing Manager]


Recent survey findings show nearly half of enterprise decision-makers expect to run the majority of their applications over the Internet in the next year. They're turning to the Internet to capitalize on the trends of consumerization of IT and globalization of the enterprise, and, as a result, budgets are shifting toward cloud-based application delivery.

Transitioning an enterprise's application portfolio to be delivered over the Internet can be overwhelming, but if properly managed, it can drastically improve user experiences, security, and the global availability of certain data and applications.


As you consider how cloud-based application delivery can complement your current on-premises IT environment, it's important to ask your application delivery vendors the right questions. Here are several key considerations to have in mind.




These Are The Top 10 States With The Fastest Internet

Investor’s Business Daily

October 22, 2014


The Liberty and Independence state was followed by Virginia and Washington, according to Akamai Technologies, the largest U.S. provider of content delivery network services to media and entertainment companies. Akamai's latest report on Internet speeds came via data collected and analyzed from the second quarter.

Akamai also said that announcements made in the second quarter point toward a strong likelihood of positive growth in connection speeds going forward. In April, it noted, AT&T announced major initiatives to expand its ultrafast fiber network to up to 100 candidate cities and municipalities nationwide.

(For more news sourcing Akamai’s State of the Internet report, see Kansas City Business Journal, ZDNet and Fierce Enterprise Communications)




Akamai sees record-setting spikes in DDoS attacks


October 23, 2014


The size and volume of distributed denial-of-service attacks has exploded in the past year, with a 389 percent increase in average attack bandwidth between the third quarter of 2013 and the third quarter of 2014, according to an Internet security report from Akamai Technologies.


This should make companies consider using cloud-based security services, such as the DDoS filtering technology Akamai provides, said John Summers, vice president of the company's security business unit.


(See also PCWorld, Infosecurity Magazine (1), Infosecurity Magazine (2), Politico, PC Advisor and ISPam)




An all e-commerce Christmas, 5 tips by Akamai’s Luca Collacciani


October 23, 2014


Christmas 2013 was marked by record access to the websites of major retailers online from users around the world.  The lion's share has made mobile, with a purchase made on eight devices such as smartphones and tablets. With an increase of 68% over the previous year, Europe was the region that recorded the highest rate of increase for shopping via mobile even higher than the USA and Asian markets.


Obviously, a growing market like the European one side attracts investment from other regions and other favors the expansion of overseas business premises. The result? More competition and a strong push to globalization provide customers with more choice and greater purchasing power, but also a decline in brand loyalty, now at historic lows: 60% of online shoppers declares in fact not have any problem to change brand.


In this scenario, online sales are also optimistic ahead for next Christmas, but retailers need to implement the right strategies to be able to face daily fierce competition to attract consumers that are increasingly less faithful.




Akamai Recognized among World Leaders in Mitigating Climate Change

CNN Money

October 22, 2014         


Akamai Named to CDP Global Leaders Report A List, S&P 500 Leaders for Corporate Action on Climate Change, and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America.


"Akamai's inclusion in these notable lists is the result of our substantial commitment to reducing the energy and carbon impacts of our global network operations," said Nicole Peill-Moelter, senior director of corporate sustainability for Akamai. "It is an honor to be named among our peers and customers as we continue our efforts to reduce carbon emissions and minimize our impact on the environment."