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Reflecting on the past year led me to put together this post about how I believe this incredibly challenging year has had an irreversible effect on the way the workforce will collaborate, innovate, and do business in the future. The COVID-19 pandemic emerged at the beginning of 2020 and led to new guidelines that affected the workforce around the globe. Countries around the world introduced policies to help contain infection
Written by Kara DiGiacomo, Executive Director, Akamai Foundation and Marco Irizarry, Global Manger, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Responsibility On Giving Tuesday, we celebrate joining others in a global movement to give, collaborate, and transform communities and the world. As we think about how 2020 has challenged us in immeasurable ways, we have experienced an extraordinary amount of change, uncertainty, loss, and conflict.
Akamai's Technical Enablement and Education Team won four coveted Brandon Hall Group awards for excellence in learning. Akamai's win was announced on August 20, 2020. The winners are listed on Brandon Hall Group's website.
Akamai opposes racism in all its forms and is committed to providing an inclusive, fair, and respectful environment for both our customers and our employees. As part of this commitment, we are joining other technology-industry leaders in removing biased, oppressive, and racially insensitive terminology across our portfolio. Such terminology includes blacklist/whitelist and master/slave, but will extend beyond those terms as we work with our teams and our partners to review
The workforce is remote, the data center is the cloud, the corporate network is the internet, and the security stack is at the edge.
The future of work is multi-modal, the future corporate office is a private coffee shop with great Wi-Fi, and the future of enterprise security is going to have to adapt rapidly.
What would happen if everything we do in the world were to suddenly go online? We got the answer to that question early this year, when the global coronavirus pandemic forced almost everyone and everything to move online: commerce, meetings with colleagues and customers, classroom learning, appointments with the doctor, entertainment, and live gatherings, such as Akamai's upcoming digital event, Edge Live | Adapt, on November 10 and 11.
Malicious actors never seem to rest and have always worked remotely. That simple realization hit home during recent global events. Specifically, Akamai saw an increase in malware traffic of over 400% between March 9, 2020 and May 11, 2020 from corporate devices, most of which were being used outside of a traditional office environment. The remote work and BYOD growth in enterprises continues unabated. Effectively, every business is experiencing BYOD
Akamai has been a leader in customer service for years, and we've leveraged that experience to best support our customers through the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes our internal customers, our employees who are working hard to do their jobs while adjusting to a full-time remote environment. This is brand new for all of us, so it's more important than ever to listen to their needs.