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Tom Leighton

Tom Leighton

July 8, 2020 10:00 AM

Ronald Graham and the Magic of Math

Late Monday night, I received an email sharing the sad news that Ronald Graham had died that evening at the age of 84. For those who never had the pleasure of knowing Ron, he was a brilliant mathematician with a great sense of humor, a circus-level juggler and magician, a mentor of countless students and engineers in the field of discrete mathematics, chief scientist at Bell Labs in the 1960s,

Akamai

Akamai

June 4, 2020 11:30 AM

Respect and Equal Protection For Everyone

We are profoundly distressed by the racism, bigotry and violence committed against people of color in our society and by public institutions. Here at Akamai, we have no tolerance for discrimination. We value our diversity. It is a strength of our organization. And in a moment when many people are feeling hurt, frustrated and angry, we have an urgent opportunity to embrace this strength and stand up for it in

Tom Leighton

Tom Leighton

May 21, 2020 4:23 PM

A Message to the Young Innovators of Tomorrow

At a time when a global pandemic has forced students to go online to learn, the International Science and Engineering Fair is using the internet to bring together some of the most brilliant and innovative students from all over the world. Collectively, they represent the kind of talent that will be needed to solve humanity's most pressing challenges.

Mike Mattera

Mike Mattera

May 4, 2020 11:48 AM

Making Connections to Sustainable Action During a Pa ...

There is no question that this year has brought disruption to life as we know it. As the world around us is changing, our concept of normalcy does too. Now, more than ever, it is critical that Akamai continue business as usual, providing fast, intelligent, and secure experiences for our customers, but we also have the opportunity to do so much more. From the perspective of a sustainability professional, COVID-19

Gourishankar Gudla

Gourishankar Gudla

April 21, 2020 3:59 PM

Accelerator Program for Early-Stage Innovations in W ...

This Earth Day, we are excited to announce the first two grantees of Akamai's Accelerator Program for Early-Stage Innovations in Water: the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) and the Foundation for Environmental Monitoring (ffem).

Tom Leighton

Tom Leighton

April 6, 2020 7:00 AM

Can the Internet keep up with the surge in demand?

As a company that's been in the business of enabling the Internet for 22 years, Akamai is hearing from a lot of people lately who all want to know one thing: Can the Internet keep up with the sudden surge in demand? Will it scale? What happens to performance? And what about security when almost all employees work remotely?

Liz Borowsky

Liz Borowsky

April 3, 2020 1:42 PM

Will Social Distancing Break the Internet?

First off, no -- the Internet is not going to break! That said, the news media is awash with stories and statistics about how the Internet is faring with the increase in traffic due to isolation protocols forcing daily functions online. Which functions? In my house, we have remote work, e-learning, online retail, online banking, streaming video, online gaming, video chat, social media, and Wi-Fi calling. I know I'm not

Rick McConnell

Rick McConnell

April 3, 2020 1:21 PM

Unexpected Inflection Point

For decades, those of us who work on the infrastructure of the web have heard and talked a lot about "inflection points" -- points at which we have seen notable increases in Internet usage driven by commerce, entertainment, financial services, travel, etc. And now, without warning, the world changed. Every industry has been disrupted in a matter of weeks, and the world is likely never to be quite the same

Siddharth Deshpande

Siddharth Deshpande

April 3, 2020 12:23 PM

What the NIST Zero Trust Architecture Means for Busi ...

In September 2019, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) published the first draft of its Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) for public feedback. A second draft was issued in February 2020 that incorporated industry feedback from the first cycle and solicited more comments. The document is extremely well written, and I would highly recommend all security and business continuity practitioners read it here.