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Rich Bolstridge

Rich Bolstridge

December 27, 2012 12:14 PM

New Year's Resolutions for the Banking Industry

We're at that time of year again when we sharpen our pencils and write down all the things we want to accomplish during the next12 months. Don't worry; I'm not going to bore you with my personal New Year's Resolutions. Instead, I'll share some quick thoughts on what I believe the resolutions should be for the banking industry as it continues to do more and more business on the web.

Akamai

Akamai

December 21, 2012 12:10 PM

The Hyperconnected Holidays

Once again, we're full swing into the holidays and already beyond the biggest shopping days of the year. Like last year, we should ask ourselves what this means in terms of so many more connected devices coming online that were given as gifts during the holiday season. When these devices are removed from their packaging and connected, everyone involved in the ecosystem needs to be prepared to support the consumer.In

Matt Ringel

Matt Ringel

December 20, 2012 12:12 PM

Is Your Infrastructure Thinking Too Hard? (Part 1)

Akamai's Enterprise Architects regularly perform site assessments for customers to help maximize performance in terms of speed, scalability and reliability for their Akamai setup and their origin infrastructure. The first step in this process is what we call discovery, where we dig deep into the customer's web architecture and website. This allows us to understand the whole story of how the website functions, along with business goals and design decisions.Out of

Frank Childs

Frank Childs

December 11, 2012 2:49 PM

Performance & Scale: An Inside Look at the Business ...

Last week, Akamai announced a partnership with AT&T to address the growing expectations of customers for more efficient content routing and better delivery of digital content, video and Web applications.  Addressing the explosive growth in devices, content and traffic, this partnership demonstrates several ways that network operators can leverage CDN capabilities to optimize the online experience for their customers and end-users.Below is a bit more insight into how carriers can

Akamai

Akamai

December 6, 2012 7:35 AM

November Online Shopping Trends

There are so many numbers and figures circulating since the key online shopping day: Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.  But what exactly is the data telling us?   Online Shopping Trends: when consumers come online to begin shopping for the holiday season, including key dates other than those during Thanksgiving weekend.  Shopping Habits: whether the online consumers are coming online to browse, research or make a purchase or as

Lelah Manz

Lelah Manz

December 4, 2012 12:19 PM

Is Cyber Monday in the UK a Big Deal?

Monday marked Cyber Monday in the UK; a day projected to be the largest online shopping day pre-Christmas, and second only to Boxing Day in all of 2012.  Visa projected up to 6.8 million transactions on retail sites yesterday, spending up to 465 million GBP.  That figure puts online sales up 21 per cent on the equivalent day last year.  Experian projected the UK will make 115 million visits to

Akamai

Akamai

December 4, 2012 10:10 AM

Situational Performance Measurement with a Splash of ...

Long gone are the days when you could gut-check website performance by running a straightforward synthetic backbone test on a simulated browser. The web has evolved, and the old ways of measuring performance do not line up with how end users interact with today's website. The web -- and how websites perform in the real world -- are directly related to the various ways users interact with them. I covered