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Originally Published: https://blogs.akamai.com/jp/2018/09/post-9.html Generation Z and New Challenges in the Education Field The youth of Generation Z grew up with Windows 2000 and XP, and many played with iPhones, iPads, and Android products. Known as digital natives, they are an essential part of today's educational landscape -- where cloud, mobile, and social networks form the infrastructure for their daily lives. For them, the Internet itself may seem more relevant than
Akamai predicted in September 2018 that mobile shopping would continue its growth this holiday shopping season. That prediction held true as we saw mobile devices increase their share of Black Friday online shopping traffic volume to 57.55%, with desktop traffic dropping to 35.91%. And for the first time in Akamai history Cyber Monday mobile shoppers surpassed desktop users, based on session traffic.
India's goal of reaching a $1 trillion digital economy by 2022 is said to be fuelled, in part, by the spurt in the growth of startups across the country. The number of Internet users in India is growing at an enormous rate with close to 500 million internet users today. Indians are at the forefront of driving the global digital revolution. The growth of startups in India makes the country
Akamai and Wind River have collaborated to provide a validated, joint solution for virtual CDN services delivered with the reliability, scalability, and edge-optimized footprint that are required for cost-effective deployments in telecom networks.
This article originally appeared in Internet Retailer As we head into the thick of the holiday shopping season, web teams must make sure the path from discovery to purchase is as easy and painless as possible. Knowing where potential fail points are ahead of time makes it easier to prepare, while real-time user data during the rush can help quickly spot problems.
This article originally appeared on DevOps.com Online experiences have in many ways supplanted in-person experiences. Today, no one would hesitate to buy a luxury watch online instead of from a jewelry brick-and-mortar store. But as these online experiences become the norm, user expectations for a seamless and "in-person like" customer journey have increased as well. When customers buy that watch, they expect to see every gleam of precious metal and
In its first time being nominated, Akamai's Adaptive Media Player (AMP) was named a runner up in the 2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards "Video Player/SDK" category. The Awards annually survey Streaming Media's readers for the top products and services for streaming video and audio. We are excited about this recognition for a product and team that has quietly delivered outstanding performance for some of the world's largest media publishers.
The last few years have witnessed seismic changes in the world's political landscape and the way elections have been conducted. As of yet, there's no conclusive evidence that the results and outcomes of a country's election process have been impacted by the cyber efforts of internal or foreign agencies. However, all of the speculation and discussion around this subject has heightened the awareness of governments around the world that they
Streaming Media has announced its 2018 Readers' Choice Award winners at Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach, Calif. Recognizing technological excellence in the online video industry, Streaming Media readers cast more than 25,000 votes across 30 categories. Akamai was honored to win in three categories: Analytics/Quality of Experience Platform, Content Delivery Network and OTT Platform for MSO & MVPD. We were also pleased to be named runners up in the
Singles' Day in China is the world's largest shopping event. Since its beginnings in 1993 at Nanjing University, it has grown to become a national phenomenon. Singles' Day was originally started as a way to celebrate singles and as a protest against couple-centric festivals. The date 11/11 was chosen because of its resemblance to "bare sticks", which is Chinese slang for bachelors.
Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights, celebrated every autumn in October or November. According to Redseer Consulting, the sales volume during the festival usually accounts for about 35%-40% of the annual sales of e-commerce in India; for 2018 Redseer predicts $2.5 to $3 billion gross merchandise value, up from $1.5 billion in 2017 as the more than 460 million internet users make their holiday purchases.
We are pleased to share that today Akamai has been cited as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Providers, Q4 2018 evaluation. In the report, Forrester evaluated how each vendor's portfolio maps and delivers on specific components of the ZTX framework.
On November 26-29, the Las Vegas Strip will be flooded with tens of thousands of developers, engineers, admins, architects and other technologists for trainings, certifications and sessions put on by AWS and its partner community at re:Invent. Akamai is excited to be a Gold sponsor this year, with a booth (#1016) at the Venetian Expo. Our Edge Platform experts are looking forward to meeting with you to discuss how Akamai
Introduction Akamai's Smooth Delivery is a network performance enhancement initiative spearheaded by the Protocol Optimization team. It consists of two parts - each focused on reducing congestion while enhancing network performance. TCP Pacing - The topic of this post Rate Limiting - Upcoming post
Yes, we can minimize the BGP Hijacking Risk Every day we see something new about the global security threat. It is hard to keep track of all the various ways your network can be attacked. But there are some threat-vectors which need particular attention. "Did you know that a threat-actor with 20 BGP speaking routers can cause massive disruption in telecommunications all over the world?" "Did you know that someone