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May 2012 Archives

Erik Nygren

Erik Nygren

May 31, 2012 11:19 AM

Launching Forward with IPv6

With the era of freely available IPv4 addresses nearing its end, I'm pleased to see that 2012 appears to be the year when the IPv6 Internet will finally reach maturity and launch into wide-scale commercial use.  For over a decade, the groundwork for the migration to version 6 of the Internet Protocol (IPv6) has been built, with changes to operating systems, client and server software, routers, and Internet backbone networks. 

Akamai

Akamai

May 30, 2012 12:11 PM

Chaotic Actors, the Security Poverty Line & Secure I ...

What happens when you get three opinionated and outspoken InfoSec professionals all in the same room with a camera rolling? Here at Akamai we decided to find out.Andy Ellis, our chief security officer "moderates" a conversation with Josh Corman, director of security intelligence and Mike Smith, security evangelist. They cover everything from the rise of the chaotic actor and false flag operations to the difference between compliance and security and

Akamai

Akamai

May 29, 2012 12:50 PM

Ready, Set, Play at Games on the Edge!

The online gaming industry has faced enormous change over the last few years - from digital distribution to internet-connected consoles to more mobile access of casual and social games. There are 4 key trends creating change in the gaming industry and related eco-systems. First, digital distribution of games is going mainstream, and will likely become the only means of distributing games with the next generation consoles. Second, games are the

Lelah Manz

Lelah Manz

May 25, 2012 12:29 PM

Reinvention of the Retail Store - A Case for the Clo ...

Online gains increase pressure on Store ReinventionReturning from the MICROS User Conference, after speaking on the imperative of the Cloud in Retail, I find myself hopeful - even enthusiastic - for the future of stores.After the release of ComScore's ecommerce growth metrics last week, this may be a surprise. 17% growth in Q1 in the ecommerce channel is clear evidence that online channel growth is accelerating at the expense of

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

May 21, 2012 4:25 PM

What you need to know about BEAST

Earlier this month, our friends at the Trustworthy Internet Movement launched a new Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) dashboard called "SSL Pulse".  This tool is an excellent resource that provides one set of industry benchmarks for both Akamai and our customers. And one of the first things that we do when a tool like this is released is to try it out on our own web sites to see how we're

Noreen Hafez

Noreen Hafez

May 16, 2012 12:47 PM

Do Analytics Need Your Daily Attention?

Weeding your lawn every year can seem daunting, time consuming, and when not done correctly, ineffective!  The same goes for analytics. With so many charts and graphs, you can get into data overload if you don't know what to monitor. Understanding the most effective ways to engage with an analytics tool will not only simplify matters, it can save you time and transform your business!  Depending on what type of

Akamai

Akamai

May 15, 2012 12:44 PM

And Action!! Cannes Film Festival Online Might Have ...

The 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival has arrived....and if you don't find yourself in the South of France, sipping champagne and rubbing elbows with the elite, there's still hope for you to enjoy this year's event. Daily on-demand video coverage and film trailers from this year's Cannes Film Festival to the Festival's global audience are available to the Festival's global audience at www.festival-cannes.com.As Festival organizers embrace the digital age and

Shawn Michels

Shawn Michels

May 14, 2012 10:43 PM

Device Fragmentation & Security in a Hyperconnected ...

It's no secret that the proliferation of new devices in the marketplace and the resulting platform fragmentation, has created numerous challenges for content providers who are trying to satisfy customer demand for anytime, anywhere access to content. In the last quarter alone Apple sold 35.1 million iPhones and 11.8 million iPads, while Samsung sold 46.9 million smartphones. Throw in Android tablets, RIM devices, desktop systems and laptops, gaming consoles and

Rich Bolstridge

Rich Bolstridge

May 7, 2012 1:53 PM

The Performance Arms Race Continues in Financial Ser ...

In my last blog entry I examined the ROI of performance for financial web sites, concluding that: "An even immeasurable increase in trade volume as a result of Akamai performance and reliability improvements can result in a significant increase in commission revenue."In this final section of blog series I will continue the ROI analysis and look at the impact of performance on the net income of a brokerage firm. Net Income:Continuing

Akamai

Akamai

May 2, 2012 3:27 PM

The Future of Cloud Computing

Once again, Akamai is proud to be collaborating on the North Bridge Future of Cloud Computing Survey. Now in its second year, the survey is designed to help identify current attitudes related to cloud computing and begin to identify trends that may help us understand how the cloud landscape is evolving. How are companies embracing the public cloud?  Are they keeping things close to home with private cloud implementations? What about