Press Awareness 12/12/14: 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:


  1. Akamai’s take on enterprise application delivery in the cloud
  2. A look back at 2014 and predictions for 2015
  3. Building the Akamai community
  4. Moving from the second screen to the third screen
  5. Warning of the danger of cyber attacks



The changing requirements of application delivery solutions

Technology Decisions

December 9, 2014


[Authored by Akamai’s Gary Ballabio, product line director, Enterprise Web]


The correlation between the success of a company and its operational agility is no secret - the faster an enterprise is able to tackle new challenges and introduce new innovations, the more likely it is to be successful in those areas.


The rapid pace of technological developments in the modern world has introduced wrinkles to this paradigm and left many businesses shackled to old methods of networking and legacy hardware even as new means of application delivery offer a path forward.


The first step to understanding how businesses can take advantage of these new options is to consider where enterprise application delivery has come from and where it's going.



Cloud services provider Akamai reviews 2014 and previews 2015

The Star

December 8, 2014


It has been quite a year for cloud services provider Akamai. In June, the company streamed the FIFA World Cup 2014 and experienced the highest traffic in the company's history. Later in the year, it was faced with a challenge with 17 DDoS (Denial of service) attacks, which it helped mitigate. But it’s the future that the company is concerned about. As more and more content moves to the cloud, there will be more devious methods of stealing.


Rick Lanman, the regional manager of Akamai Technologies, Asean, looks back at the year and whips out his crystal ball for the future.



Akamai launches Jive-powered customer community to help thousands of businesses accelerate innovation

SD Times

December 8, 2014


Jive Software, Inc. today announced that Akamai Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, has launched a new Akamai Community built on the JiveX external community solution. This self-service solution is intended to accelerate Internet innovation across Akamai’s extensive global ecosystem, including thousands of customers, partners, developers and employees. The community enables them to share best practices, collaborate online and exchange ideas more quickly and efficiently.


(See also: TMCNet)



Forget second screen experiences — it’s time for third screen

Venture Beat

December 9, 2014


For some time now, both the entertainment and gaming worlds have been delivering second screen experiences, aiming to capitalize on the powerful attachment consumers have to their various devices. Yet while the potential to exploit the second screens of cell phones and tablets is vast, the reality is that the exercise has largely been hit and miss. Many second screen exploits turn out to be no more than a disappointing ‘also-ran’ experience — consumers can quickly sniff out when a games publisher or broadcast property has approached the entire endeavor as a box-check.


“On one hand we have the device makers making devices, and on the other hand we have content makers making content,” says Troy Snyder, Vice President and Executive Producer at Akamai Technologies. “In many instances, the digital production world just shoehorns them together into simply a repurposed or reformatted experience.”



Akamai study: companies overlook the dangers of cyber attacks

e-commerce News Magazine

December 10, 2014


Although many companies know the dangers of cyber attacks and may even victims, they do little to protect themselves adequately. This is the result of a survey conducted by cloud security experts Akamai.


(See also Computerwelt Online, com! professional Online, Tech Fieber Network)





Akamai Seen Making Acquisitions Toward $5B Target

Investor’s Business Daily

December 8, 2014


"The company recognizes that now is the time to capture and retain market share of new content delivery products and will continue to spend aggressively on operating and capital expenditures," said Horan, who said he recently met with management. "Growth will be driven by its performance and security segment, international and partnerships. As mentioned, the company has almost doubled its employee head count in three years, including its sales force. We believe these efforts will continue to drive strong top-line growth over the next decade."