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Today is Day 2 of Akamai's Platform Update. Yesterday, we talked about the acceleration of modern app development and how we're empowering users to shift more compute and data to the edge. From the core to the cloud to the edge, the applications and APIs that power modern web experiences must also be protected from threats. That's the focus for today. Let's shift gears and discuss Akamai's platform improvements to
Gartner published its 2020 Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls (WAF)i and named Akamai a Leader for the fourth consecutive year. Gartner's high distinction is market recognition of our completeness of vision and ability to execute.
Welcome to Day 4 of Akamai's March 2020 Release. Before we dive into today's announcements, just a reminder of the week's schedule: Monday was Day 1 for security, with enhancements to Bot Manager, Fast DNS, Kona Site Defender, Managed Security Service, Prolexic Routed, and Web Application Protector. Tuesday was a second day for security that included updates for Enterprise Threat Protector, DNSi CacheServe, Fast DNS, and Identity Cloud. Wednesday provided
I remember the days when brands captivated users online with dancing aliens (LowerMyBills.com) and Elf Yourself advertising campaigns (OfficeMax). In this new digital era, however, customers are smarter, more powerful, and dictate more than ever how and when they interact with brands. More important than price or product, customer-centric business models are the new competitive differentiator. Positive customer experiences are not only critical for corporate branding but can significantly impact
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
This article originally appeared on Internet Retailer. There are several key variables that retail marketing and web teams should consider when delivering high-quality images for engaging online shoppers. The quality, format and size of an image must all be considered to ensure that vivid images don't slow page load time.
Steve Krug, a well-known user experience professional, has been quoted on many occasions for saying, "Don't make me think." It's true that users shouldn't have to puzzle around to find what they're looking for or to complete a task. Product usability is equally important to fancy features and technical capabilities because unused products eventually become shelf-ware. Rather than having users adapt to what we think their behavior should be, solution