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On its 20th anniversary, Singles' Day (11 November), a popular Chinese shopping day meant to celebrate the status of those who are single, set a new one-day record of $38 billion in sales, a 26% increase over 2018 ($30.7 billion), according to multiple media reports. However, according to Akamai data, the mobile bounce rate for all the retailers we tracked showed an increase of nearly 40% to 42.80%, which
From December 2-6, the Las Vegas Strip will be jam-packed with tens of thousands of developers, engineers, admins, architects, and other technologists for AWS re:Invent, the annual learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services for the global cloud computing community. Akamai is excited to be a Gold sponsor of the event again this year, hosting a must-visit booth (#833) at the legendary Venetian Resort. In addition to our utterly spectacular
Recently, Gartner published a report called "Market Trends: How to Win as WAN Edge and Security Converge Into the Secure Access Service Edge" that dives into how to enable security and network access controls as-a-service from the cloud. But what is Gartner's SASE (pronounced like "sassy")? The acronym stands for Secure Access Service Edge, and is a concept that merges the functions of network and security point solutions into a
This October at the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) and Verge conferences in Oakland, California, Akamai had the opportunity to actively engage with 3,000 of our like-minded sustainability peers on making incremental environmental change. To no surprise, I witnessed passionate dialogue around climate change action, an issue now front and center on most corporate agendas.
Shortly after Akamai announced the October 2019 Release with new features and capabilities across its security, performance and media product lines, Akamai's VP of Product Marketing, Ari Weil, took over Akamai's Twitter account for a live October Release Q&A.
I've written in previous blogs about the value of using DNS as a security control point and how using a DNS based security solution like Akamai's Enterprise Threat Protector can help accelerate your transition to a Zero Trust security approach.
This Diwali we saw mobile usage increase 24% over 2018, at the expense of desktop and tablet devices, as mobile shoppers continued to research before buying, even while in a store. At the same time, bounce rates increased, which means shoppers were likely dissatisfied with their experience and searching for a site that offers a better CX.
The best partnerships evolve over time and are forged with a common goal. Microsoft and Akamai have partnered for years with the common goal of delivering integrated solutions that address real customer problems. A great example is optimizing global end-user performance for cloud workloads with Akamai CDN technology embedded in the Azure platform. This creates a simple solution for a real problem. Now, Microsoft and Akamai are partnering to provide
Written by Courtney Hadden, Corporate Sustainability, and Karolina Galeziowska, Krakow Sustainability Team Lead As an essential part of the Internet for over 20 years, Akamai believes it is our responsibility to help create digital experiences that are fast, intelligent and secure, while caring for our larger environment. That is why we're making sustainable business decisions that benefit our customers and employees in the places we work, operate, and live.