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There are 4.66 billion (yes, with a B) internet users. Rough math will tell us that's three in every five people around the world -- talk about lessening the six degrees. I see head nods and shoulder shrugs. 4.66 billion people? Ehh, that number feels a bit low, especially given the pervasive role the internet has in our lives today. Let's contextualize that number for a moment. Our reliance on
Moving everything closer to the edge is the key to delivering better, faster experiences to people through billions of devices around the world. The idea of edge computing isn't new -- Akamai customers have been caching content at the edge for decades, taking advantage of lower latency and heightened security. But now many companies are taking that idea further, using Akamai EdgeWorkers to deploy custom code at the edge. EdgeWorkers
Akamai has been named a Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Web Application Firewalls (for the second time).
"Working from home 2021" was the title of my talk at The Cyber Security Summit in January, and the strikethrough is important. After a massive shift away from common workspaces in response to the global pandemic, there is no more working remotely or working from home, there is just working. The axiom, "work is what you do, not where you go" has never before been so true. The possibility
By: Akamai Earth Month Guest Blog by Kenda Carlson, Senior Manager, WeSpire There's a fascinating human phenomenon often studied in the behavioral science field called the intention-action gap. It's when you have every intention of doing something, but it just doesn't happen. It's when you say you care about your health, but eat junk food. When you say you care about workers' rights, but buy products manufactured in unethical
Baylor wasn't the only big winner in the 2021 men's college basketball tournament. Gambling industry-related web traffic delivered by Akamai jumped 31% over the category average for all of Q4 2020 on March 31st. That was the day after the field of four finalists - Baylor, Houston, Gonzaga and UCLA - was set. Traffic leading up to the championship was comparatively subdued, peaking at a modest 8% above average prior
We all know that we're on camera pretty much constantly -- most coffee shops, convenience stores, and even offices employ security cameras for protection. But what happens when those devices built to keep us safe become unsafe? Hacks are becoming more frequent and attacking personal, private data through expanding channels. A recent widespread breach involving data from 150,000 security cameras has renewed industry discussions around the safety of IoT devices.
To Akamai's Co-Founder Danny Lewin, calling someone a "Titan" was the highest praise he would give. Danny himself was a remarkably talented and hard-working leader whose heart, passion, and spirit still inspire us. Today, Danny's accolade is used to honor those exceptional people who are known for making extraordinary contributions to Akamai. We would like to congratulate the individuals listed below for their accomplishments in 2020 that have earned them
The first rule of edge compute thought leadership is: don't overuse the term edge. Over the course of my blog series on the topic, I have defined the edge, explained edge computing, and discussed the economics of edge computing. There have also been a few articles in which I've discussed how confusing this can all be for people to understand. In an effort to tie it all together, I wanted