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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
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
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.
The COVID-19 crisis has forced enterprises everywhere to find new ways of maintaining valued relationships with customers and partners. At Akamai, we are here to support you at every step during these uncertain times. With this in mind, we are hosting Edge Live, a virtual summit for industry leaders, technologists, developers, business executives, and thought leaders.
This April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, an annual event celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries. As we get ready to celebrate this momentous anniversary, I have thought more about this planet, how it is evolving every day -- for better and for
As businesses and consumers around the world adjust their routines amid the various COVID-19 restrictions, the internet is being used at a scale that the world has never experienced. In addition to millions of people who are now working from home, students all over the world are going online to continue their studies, governments are increasingly leveraging the internet to communicate with their citizens, vast amounts of commerce have moved
Continuing in our commitment to sustainability, Akamai is excited to announce the launch of our accelerator program supporting innovators and building solutions to address India's water challenges. A concerted effort by the Akamai India leadership team, the accelerator program is being launched at a time when we are witnessing a rising demand for water globally, caused by exponential population growth coupled with a changing climate that is making rainfall less
Earlier this month, Akamai participated in CX Day, a global event dedicated to the customer experience. This was our first time celebrating, and I was lucky enough to join my fellow leaders for the event.
The lack of women in technology is a well-documented issue. In the United States, women account for only about 25% of computer and mathematical occupations, and only about 16% of engineering jobs. Worse still, women hold only 5% of leadership positions in the tech industry. Clearly the industry has a long way to go.