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Rich Bolstridge

Rich Bolstridge

April 30, 2012 10:09 AM

The Performance Arms Race Continues in Financial Ser ...

In the first part of this blog I examined the relationship of performance, user experience, and the competitive marketplace in financial services.  In this second part I will look at the ROI.  For Financial Services Institutions (FSIs), what is the payback for improving the performance of their web sites and mobile sites and apps?Part Two: The ROI of PerformanceThere are many reasons why ROI is difficult to calculate.  I have

Akamai

Akamai

April 30, 2012 8:25 AM

The State of the Internet - A Historical Perspective

The 4th Quarter, 2011 issue of the State of the Internet report marks the completion of the fourth year of the report's publication. The report has come quite a long way since Akamai CMO Brad Rinklin walked me through some ideas for it in a PowerPoint deck back in 2008. Customers and partners, as well as media and analysts, had been coming to Akamai seeking a host of data about

Akamai

Akamai

April 30, 2012 7:56 AM

The State of the Internet Report Turns Four

Four years ago, when Akamai launched the first State of the Internet Report, the iPhone had just launched, there was no iPad/tablet market and huge swaths of the globe still lacked basic Internet and mobile access. Internet connectivity has changed drastically since then due to technological advances, and this has revolutionized the ways in which enterprises deliver content and consumers expect to consume it. Nowhere is this change more apparent today

Akamai

Akamai

April 18, 2012 1:56 PM

Going for the Gold - a Look at the London Games

The London Olympic Games are just around the corner. Akamai caught up with Brian Goldfarb of Microsoft Windows Azure Services to talk about the massive change since the last Olympic Games, device proliferation and consumer expectations

Will Law

Will Law

April 17, 2012 8:09 PM

DASHing Into an Era of Convergence

San Francisco has a largely unknown place in the history of television. Back in 1927, on Green Street in the city, Philo Farnsworth had patented a method for showing moving pictures wirelessly. As a lone inventor, he was up against RCA, Westinghouse and Marconi. Each TV broadcaster at the time required a custom TV set to receive their signals. If you wanted to watch certain channels, you had to buy

Akamai

Akamai

April 17, 2012 2:20 PM

Akamai Asks at NAB 2012 - with Will Richmond, VideoN ...

We caught up with Will Richmond of VideoNuze yesterday at NAB to talk about the latest in innovation around new business models for the broadcast industry. Will talks opportunities, challenges and what the consumer wants in terms of accessing their entertainment libraries. Hear from Will on the below video!

Akamai

Akamai

April 16, 2012 11:35 PM

TV Everywhere Sees Renewed Vigor in Time for NAB 201 ...

One year ago, at NAB 2011, TV Everywhere was talked about... well... everywhere. Operators and programmers were racing to secure their strategies to stay relevant in the Media 3.0 world and take advantage of new business models; and after enjoying a few years of vigorous discussion, months went by with stalled progress, leaving many to wonder what happened. Operators want to bundle content to their throngs of paying subscribers, and

Nicola Peill-Moelter

Nicola Peill-Moelter

April 12, 2012 10:52 AM

Are Data Center CRACs Going the Way of the Ice Box?

Cooling systems represent about seventy percent of a data center's total non-IT energy consumption.  Eliminating cooling mechanicals, e.g., CRAC*s and chillers, would be a significant step towards major energy and cost savings when you consider that many data centers consume hundreds and thousands of kilowatts of power - oodles more than office space.  But in regions with hot and/or humid climates isn't mechanical air conditioning a necessity to keep IT