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In our previous blog, we saw how a new generation of users are increasing the expectations of a mobile app like never before and identified the three key success criteria for mobile apps: 1) increase customer conversions, 2) drive installs and 3) increase customer loyalty. For this blog we profiled the Top 100 retail apps in the app store to explain how you can leverage Akamai features to meet the
I'm extremely excited to announce the release of our very first State of Online Retail Performance report. This report is a semi-annual analysis of the intersection of performance metrics from three different perspectives: IT, business, and user experience. It's always a thrill to release new research into the wild, and I'm extra thrilled about this particular project. As our first piece of new research to be released under the
What is HTTP/2 Server Push? How does it work? Why is it valuable? If you are looking for the answers to these questions, you've come to the right place.
What does the morning of a typical mobile user look like? It's probably something like this: 6:00 a.m. - Your alarm wakes you up and automatically starts increasing the brightness to your bedroom lamps. The snooze button is not an option today! 7:00 a.m. - On your morning run, you track your total mileage and pace, and then share your workout details and scoreboard on Facebook. 8:00 a.m. - You
Many customers ask Akamai about Disaster Recovery testing and Business Continuity planning as a part of their due diligence or risk management process. Customers expect to see a governance document maintained by a central authority, a list of systems with Recovery Point Objectives (RPO), Recovery Time Objectives (RTO), and a documented testing plan that is enacted quarterly or annually. Akamai reframes these questions to better match our approach to continuity
Images are used to inspire, evoke emotion, and provide ways of communicating that simply cannot be done with words. It's no wonder that web pages with images get 94 percent more views than those without. Images have become integral to how we experience the web, and the importance of delivering the right image at the right time to your users couldn't be more important. First impressions matter, and your users
With the Black Friday, Cyber Monday holiday weekend upon us, retailers in the U.S. and abroad are preparing for another peak period for customer acquisition and commerce revenues. In 2016, the U.S. eCommerce market is the second largest globally and is expected to reach a total of $482 billion by 2018. China is still the global leader with its B2C eCommerce market accounting for 38% of worldwide turnover; this Singles'
With the Internet transition from IPv4 to IPv6 now in full-gear, the topic of IPv6 was raised in number of forums at the Akamai Edge conference this week. In a keynote on Wednesday morning, Ash Kulkarni mentioned how enabling delivery of sites and content over IPv6 by default is one of the ways that Ion 3 helps accelerate mobile performance, aiming to improve the user experience and resulting business metrics.
I had an interesting conversation with a former Akamai banking customer this week about his past experience with Akamai. He is now an independent consultant, working with banks on digital transformation and other projects.