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The following post is part two of a two-part series exploring cloud-based media workflows. In part 1 of "Cloud Based Media Workflows," Barrett Mononen made the case that the cloud offers opportunities to address the complexity of your online media workflow. He noted that the cloud alone doesn't guarantee success -- that you must take a thoughtful, pragmatic approach to realize the greatest business benefits from the cloud. In this
When Akamai's Advance Solutions Group (ASG) launched the Akamai Meet-Up series, we asked ourselves these questions: Would Akamai customers embrace our format? Would they find the events safe for open technical interactions? And would they find Meet-Ups relevant over time? We were pleased when the answer to these questions came in the form of consistent attendance - over 30 per event - and positive feedback from attendees. We created the
As we carry out performance evaluations for our customers, we often come across very popular pages that are made 'non-cacheable' at the edge. On top of incurring additional latency and therefore a degraded user experience, it generates heavy loads on our customers' origin infrastructure.
Great panel session at the Argyle Executive Forum last week around Next Generation of Customer Care. My peers continue to see technology and the Internet as tools to enable and strengthen the customer experience across all industries, yet they still see relationships at the heart of customer intimacy. Folks came from all disciplines are looking for ways to create the ultimate experience through their Customer Care centers. Web experience continues
The job of security professionals is becoming tougher by the day. While we work hard to ensure that vulnerabilities are covered, an attacker simply needs to find the weakest link. Not a pleasing thought, but often attackers have the time and resources on their side while the "good guys" work under a whole different set of pressures.
The surge in Microsoft [IIS] install base gains reported in the Netcraft February 2014 Web Server Survey presents an opportune time to write about a lesser known behavioral interaction between IIS and Caching Web Proxies as well as other layer 7 network intermediaries that operate similarly. The interaction in question is related to HTTP compression being disabled whenever an HTTP Via header is included in inbound request to the server.
Dr. Michael Wu, PhD, chief scientist at Lithium presented a workshop in the (very cold) Boston area this past week called "the science + ROI of social media influence". I stress the very cold statement as when we discussed the topic of "creditability" he pointed out that he is not credible when it comes to clothing. His wife, however is very credible, as she picks out his clothes. He was
I recently attended an Akamai Women's Forum where Tom Leighton (Akamai co-founder & CEO) and Jim Gemmell (Chief HRO) came to discuss diversity in Akamai. Jim talked about the overall availability of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) candidates, and it made me reminisce about how I got interested in a technology career.
UPDATE: Due to scheduling conflict the Reston Meetup event has been moved to Wednesday, March 19th, 2014. Our sincere apologizes for any inconvenience" Akamai's Professional Services team is hosting two new security-focused meet-ups in February. These interactive technical sessions cover key trends and tips for Akamai customers. To learn more about our upcoming events, read below.