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April 28, 2015 7:00 AM

It Takes a Village: Creating a Customer-Centric Cult ...

I gave a keynote at a customer experience conference in New York City earlier this month. The title was "It Takes a Village: Creating a Customer-Centric Culture That Works," and it was about how people make a difference. We all know that research and studies will evolve and acronyms will change, but at the heart of all customer programs are the customer and the people who touch them. Recent opinion

Pierre Lermant

Pierre Lermant

February 10, 2015 3:51 PM

How does your web site performance compare to the av ...

I'm often asked by our customers how their web sites compare to the industry averages, in terms of speed and size. While the numbers vary depending on the business, devices used and audiences, we can leverage the information gathered by httparchive.org to report overall metrics for desktop home pages.

Patrice Boffa

Patrice Boffa

February 4, 2015 10:45 AM

Can you handle your primetime TV ads' success online ...

2015 "Big Game" ads can cost up to $4.5 million apiece. I believe most of the broadcasters, advertisers, partners and sponsors planned for their investment to help drive users to their respective web sites and generate significant social media buzz.

Austin Thornburg

Austin Thornburg

February 3, 2015 9:34 AM

The impact of the Big Game on the Web

This year, Akamai Technologies was once again chosen to protect and deliver a high performing experience for the Super Bowl by many customers who either broadcasted, advertised or showcased scores for the big game on Sunday Feb 1st. In doing so, we were afforded a unique look into various traffic patterns across industries on the Internet. Here are a few of the more interesting statistics.

Manuel Alvarez

Manuel Alvarez

January 8, 2015 10:00 AM

Accelerating Single Page Apps and Mobile Apps

Single page apps and hybrid mobile apps share something in common: a rich semi-static wrapper that makes API calls for small objects, normally JSON. It is a performance oriented design pattern where large content is cached as close as possible to the client (Edge server, client cache, etc.) and non-cacheable content is small and can be compressed and minified.

Pierre Lermant

Pierre Lermant

December 11, 2014 11:00 AM

Dynamic Content: A Short TTL as an Alternative to Pu ...

Purging URLs at the Edge when its underlying content changes at the origin infrastructure may seem to be the best way to manage a website dynamic content. Or is it? In this post, we'll explore the pros and cons of purging, and offer an alternative when appropriate.

Akamai

Akamai

November 18, 2014 2:00 PM

Did you prepare for the onslaught of traffic this ho ...

The holiday shopping season is quickly approaching, which means that retailers will start seeing an uptick in traffic to their websites. While traffic increases certainly have the potential to positively impact the bottom line, surges in activity can also result in downtime, if you don't prepare. Why is this a problem? Even a minute of downtime can cost thousands - or hundreds of thousands - of dollars and can damage

Rajiv Aaron Manglani

Rajiv Aaron Manglani

November 7, 2014 12:00 PM

Introducing SHA-2 Certificates and Forward Secrecy

In order to provide a higher level of transport-layer security, Akamai will soon be introducing two notable changes to SSL/TLS support on our secure platform. These new features will upgrade your sites' SSL/TLS configuration to be consistent with new industry standards around encryption and certificates.

Manuel Alvarez

Manuel Alvarez

October 3, 2014 7:38 AM

The Power of the Community

A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure to deliver an Ignite session at WebPerfDays NY. In my talk, I explained how humans have reached the top of the food chain by managing knowledge in better ways than other species (slides). One of the key differentiators in human management of knowledge is how we interact with one another socially. Bees don't tell bees from a different beehive where to find