Press Awareness 06/19/15: 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.  Akamai of Arabia


2.  Slow web? Akamaize it!


3.  Making the Internet fast, reliable and secure in Japan


4.  Security thought leadership around the world


5.  1, 2, 3, 4…how many screens before you say no more?


Internet Giant Akamai Technologies opens Dubai Office

Arabian Gazette

June 14, 2015


“Akamai has been active in the Gulf region for many years,” commented Soeren Lindkvist, Akamai vice president EMEA East. “Working closely with our key partners, while building the capacity of our globally-distributed platform in the region, Akamai is supporting local organisations across the media, finance, government and enterprise sectors. This is a strategic market for Akamai and, as such, we expect to double our team in Dubai by the end of the year through the addition of sales, sales engineering and security professionals for whom we are actively recruiting.”


According to the Q4 2014 Akamai State of the Internet report, the adoption rate for high broadband (connections greater than 10 Mbps) has nearly doubled in the United Arab Emirates year-over-year, jumping from 5.4% to 9.2%.


(See also Telecompaper, Technical Review Middle East, Digital Production Middle East, Dubai City Guide)


The Web is getting slower

CNN Money

June 16, 2015


"The shift from desktop to mobile requests and consumption have had the biggest impact on website performance," said Craig Adams, VP of Web experience products at Akamai, a content delivery network that services 15% to 30% of all online traffic daily.


(See also Noticias 24/7, Digital Trends)


As the Internet continues to grow, we aim to provide a reliable sense of security -- Mr. Tokunaga, President of Akamai Japan


June 18, 2015


“Akamai is working to make the Internet Fast, Reliable and Secure,” says president Tokunaga.

Recent Akamai Revenue is very strong. Compared to the global trends of the Enterprise applications and Security uses of Akamai’s network, the Japan market was somewhat behind and mostly focused on gaming and the delivery of large files to users. That is, until president Tokunaga was appointed and over the last 3 years has driven Japan to equal the ratios of the global business. He especially has grown the business for Enterprise applications, as well as the domestic manufacturing and financial services industries.


Regional security approach pays threat-intelligence dividends but sharing must be managed


June 18, 2015


“Some of our customers, that have a regional Web site or regional user populations, don't necessary need as much speed, so we position a lot more security products up front,” Smith explained.


“At the same time, we can help customers branch out into these new territories, keeping the infrastructure piece in Australia but still delivering performance that's acceptable to users inside of regional countries.”


Akamai has been supporting these capabilities with heightened information-security capabilities in a push that saw Smith recently put into his current role: “this is a huge growth area for us as a company, and as time goes along we'll get more and more involved” in the security-services market.


(See also Computerworld Espana, Manage IT, CSOeWeek, CSO, IT World Canada)

Four big challenges in multiscreen video distribution

nScreen Media

June 17, 2015


With everyone in the throes of rolling out a multiscreen video solution, it easy to forget that it remains technically very challenging. Here are four big challenges enumerated by four industry insiders that are holding back the multiscreen revolution.


At the ETIA conference at Stanford University in Palo Alto, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel of experts in a discussion entitled “One, Two, Three, Four: How Many Screens Before I Say No More.” I asked each of the panelist what they considered a big challenge in multiscreen delivery. Here’s what each had to say.


The transition to HEVC. It sounds simple and a no brainer as it’s more efficient, but it’s going to complicate every aspect of production, encoding, storage, delivery and playback. It’s going to increase fragmentation, and there’s no short cut around it. It’s a painful period we have to go through it until it reaches the same level of ubiquity that AVC has today.”

Will Law, Chief Architect, Media Engineering, Akamai




Cloud Security: Serving and Securing the World’s Content


June 15, 2015


In this talk (originally presented at MIT Tech Day on June 6, 2015), Akamai CEO & Co-Founder Dr. Tom Leighton addresses some of the greatest challenges facing the world and its Internet content as security threats continue to evolve. Akamai's cloud computing services weather the collective strains of billions of users around the world and defend against hundreds of attacks each day.