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Bridget Meuse

Bridget Meuse

May 21, 2021 9:00 AM

Digital Transformation Usain Bolt-Style: Health Care ...

Instead of picking up their phone to schedule a doctor's visit, ring an insurance provider, or call the pharmacy, a patient's first step to getting care is now often the use of an app on their smartphone. There are new ways to order prescriptions, conduct appointments, seek care, and share health data (including automated processes among hospitals and insurance providers). Before the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals, health clinics/facilities, insurance providers, pharmaceutical

Christine Ross

Christine Ross

February 11, 2021 9:00 AM

Credential Stuffing and Account Takeovers -- The Bus ...

Account takeovers (ATOs), in which criminals impersonate legitimate account owners in order to take control of an account, cause tremendous pain for businesses in all industries. This pain may be monetary, such as losses from stolen accounts, but may also include a number of related problems, like regulatory and legal issues, lost customers, and the inability to gain new consumers due to a lack of trust. Losses from ATOs and

Pavel Despot

Pavel Despot

December 22, 2020 9:00 AM

How the Edge Improves Microservices

Microservice architecture has transformed the way we develop and operate our applications. Microservices aren't a technology or a programming language. Instead, they create a structure for designing and building applications based on the idea that the individual functions of a website should operate independently. From this simple concept comes a multitude of benefits including:

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

November 24, 2020 9:00 AM

Going Beyond Advertising: Revenue Diversification in ...

The pandemic has had a profound short-term effect on publishers around the world -- a jump in readership somewhat dampened by disappearing advertising revenue. In many media firms, the digital channel has become most important, accelerating the move to digital while also highlighting the fragility of the display advertising market.

Ari Weil

Ari Weil

October 19, 2020 9:00 AM

Can Edge Computing Exist Without the Edge? Part 1: T ...

If the title sounds like a trick question, it really depends on who you ask. Semantically, it seems clear that if you take the "edge" and combine it with "computing" you get edge computing. But if you have been reading headlines, you would be justified in having doubts that the answer is that simple. You may also still be asking the fundamental question, "what is the edge, anyway?"

Lelah Manz

Lelah Manz

October 15, 2020 5:00 PM

Moving to the Edge -- An Outlook Into a New Era of C ...

At the end of a busy week of Akamai platform updates, edge computing rises as a critical focus. Akamai has been operating services at the edge for over 20 years, from content and media delivery, app and IoT optimization, to cloud and enterprise security. Now we are excited to open up the full potential of our platform to developers with EdgeWorkers, allowing companies to run their own code serverless on

Susan McReynolds

Susan McReynolds

October 13, 2020 5:00 PM

Balancing Protection with Performance to Double Down ...

Combating DDoS attacks with the highest quality of mitigation means having the right platform, processes, and people in place. At Akamai, we're recognized as a leader for DDoS mitigation solutions based on our Edge DNS, CDN edge-scrubbing, and cloud-scrubbing platforms that are designed to keep your internet-facing assets, services, and critical infrastructure protected.

Christine Ross

Christine Ross

October 13, 2020 5:00 PM

Akamai's Polymorphic AI Framework Preemptively Manag ...

Too many security efforts react to threats as they come. While security teams often succeed through Herculean efforts, being constantly under siege takes its toll on your resources. The relentless barrage of bot attacks will eventually crack the human- and system-based methods to block or mitigate them.

Shane Keats

Shane Keats

October 12, 2020 5:00 PM

Making the Edge Come Alive

In April 2019, Netflix viewers streamed 164 million hours of on-demand content per day. Fast forward a year. In April 2020, Twitch streamed 55 million hours per day. The vast majority of that was live.