Press Awareness 03/20/15: 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. More from Mobile World Congress
  2. It’s All About Security
  3. We’re not Tilting at Windmills on the Iberian Peninsula
  4. Tom Leighton: Outside the Box
  5. Web Experience + Mobility = Akamai



Akamai Provides a Faster and More Secure Internet: Watching Videos without Buffering

Dutch Cowboys

March 16, 2015


Here at Mobile World Congress, we get to see a number of innovative technologies that Akamai mobile network assets will bring to the cloud. Doing so will help mobile network operators and other players in the mobile ecosystem simply new and developing smart content delivery network services that result in improved customer experiences.


(See also Inter Bee Online)


New Security Strategy

Media Net

March 20, 2015


Akamai Technologies, a provider of cloud services that are optimizing and securing online content and business applications has, at the Nuremberg IT Security Expo, presented to 150 visitors on the topic of "cyber and cloud security in German companies.” Cloud solutions in the enterprises surveyed already play a considerable role for general business use. For 36% of respondents Cloud computing is an integral part of the productive IT operations. But even if more than one in three companies are using cloud solutions or planning to, far too few of the benefits of a cloud-based solution to defend against cyber-attacks are understood.


(See also


Q&A: Francisco Arnau, Akamai Regional Director for Spain and Portugal

Norberto Gallego Blog

March 20, 2015


Shares of Akamai Technologies are at their highest in the past five years. Analysts interpret the convergence of trends: increased Internet speed, mainstream adoption of streaming, concern for the safety of the web and increasing data traffic on mobile sites, all of which are expressed in good economic results from this company, which dates back to the beginnings of the Internet, 1998…


These and other issues surfaced in conversation with Francisco Arnau, which is responsible for Akamai's business in the Iberian Peninsula.


Outside the Box: Tom Leighton of Akamai Technologies

Boston Business Journal

March 20, 2015


Tom Leighton became enamored with numbers at a very young age, and years later he pursued a career as an MIT professor and mathematician.  That was until the late 1990s, when he met MIT graduate student Danny Lewin.  Together, Leighton and Lewin embarked on a mission to revolutionize the Internet with the creation of Akamai Technologies.  Mission accomplished.


Web experience on mobile will define enterprise mobility*

The Star

March 16, 2015


In order to truly take mobility, productivity and collaboration to the next level, organisations need to invest in bringing more applications to mobile devices. These applications range from sales tracking to customer care, and we’re seeing more organisations aligning themselves to this strategy.


When laying out a mobile strategy, organisations should take an experience first strategy and concentrate on employing a solution that is scalable and can accelerate applications over the public Internet to enhance performance and adoption.


*Authored by Akamai’s Varun Jaitly, product marketing manager for web performance solutions, Asia Pacific & Japan




One billion Red Envelopes Delivered!


March 20, 2015


This year, the well-known Red Envelope application was delivered through Akamai and a whopping 1 billion red envelope transactions were delivered within four hours, constituting a delivery of over 687TB of traffic on the Akamai Intelligent platform. Leveraging this cloud platform around the globe and the Akamai professional service team, we ensured optimal user experience on any device, anywhere, even when millions of people were using the Red Envelope application at the same time.


I never imagined it - but red envelopes are now digital and we at Akamai are happy being part of supporting this Chinese tradition in the digital age. We're proud to say that Akamai not only delivers web traffic, but also red envelopes and the happiness they bring!