Press Awareness 05/29/15: 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. Making the Internet hospitable for NH Hotel Group
  2. Bigger audiences + higher quality = Akamai
  3. Wearing our computers on our sleeves
  4. Clear skies over China for Akamai
  5. Performance matters for mobile shoppers

 


Akamai and Telefonica, powering the NH Hotel Group website

CIO Spain

May 26, 2015

 

NH Hotel Group is using Web Performance, Cloud Security and Media Delivery Solutions from Akamai to improve access and performance of its web environment and provide the best experience for visitors to its site without having to deploy additional infrastructure. By implementing these solutions, NH Hotel is ready to offer more content to website visitors and protect its site from malicious traffic and denial of service attacks that could crash the website.

 

"Akamai allows us to deliver high performance anywhere, anytime and on any device so that visitors have a consistent experience. Telefonica, meanwhile, provides Internet connectivity and reliable and efficient site hosting, "said Victoriano Castro, IT Infrastructure Manager (Technical Manager Ecommerce Portal) in NH Hotel Group.

 

(See also CMS Spain)


Video streaming services to see rising demand, Akamai says

EJ Insight

May 27, 2015

 

Video streaming services will see rising global demand amid robust growth in the number of online viewers who prefer high-quality videos, according to Akamai Technologies, a cloud service provider.

 

The surge in online traffic and demand for high-resolution video streaming services has been creating a scale challenge to content providers in recent years, David Habben, chief media strategist for Asia-Pacific and Japan at Akamai Technologies, told EJ Insight in a phone interview.

 

The big trend is that the size of the audience who tend to watch videos online is growing so fast while many of them demand high-resolution videos such as in 4K resolution, or even 8K resolution, Habben said.

 


Akamai to offer free CDN service for IoT, wearables
Rapid TV News

May 25, 2015

 

Akamai Technologies has announced that it will offer complementary CDN services to any Internet of Things (IoT) or wearable tech start-ups that are participants of the Wearable World Labs programme.

 

"Akamai serves as a virtual backbone of today's Internet," said Redg Snodgrass, CEO of Wearable World. "I'm proud to say that through this initiative with Wearable World, Akamai is positioning itself as a key partner to wearable and IoT technology providers. When we get to the 'everything connected' era, with petabytes of data flowing between anything and everyone, it will be Akamai that is best positioned."

 

(See also Signals Telecom)

 


Akamai inks cloud deal with China Unicom

ZD Net

May 28, 2015

 

Akamai Technologies has inked a partnership deal with China Unicom's cloud business, CU Cloud, to offers its full range of web performance, media delivery, and cloud security services.

 

One of China's largest cloud computing service providers, CU Cloud will bundle its services with Akamai's offerings and both partners will further develop opportunities aimed at helping Chinese businesses expand their web presence globally.

 

In a statement this week, Akamai said the deal would extend the reach of its CDN (content delivery network) services in China. It added that CU Cloud also would be tapping its "turnkey CDN" technology to deliver its own cloud services.

 

(See also Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia, Converge! Network Digest, IT Times, Telecompaper, International Business Times, Web Host Industry Review)

 


Mobile Shoppers Outspend Desktop Users

Softpedia

May 28, 2015

 

Akamai's latest report outlines the importance of page load times when shopping online, but also reveals that users on mobile connections spend the more money compared to classic desktops.


The growth of the mobile web forced retailers a long time ago to put a greater focus on mobile apps and mobile versions for their sites. It's safe to say that in 2015, no sane shop owner would ignore mobile visitors anymore.


But having a mobile version for your shop is not enough nowadays. With high-speed mobile Internet subscriptions and free Wi-Fi spots becoming more and more available, users are getting accustomed to quicker and quicker page loads, on both their mobile and desktop connections.

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