CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 26, 2001-- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM - news), the leading provider of distributed application and content delivery services, today will host its third Customer Advisory Board (CAB) conference at its headquarters in Cambridge, MA. Members of this year's Akamai CAB include: Accenture, Apple, BET Interactive, Barnes & Noble.com, CNET Networks, iClips, IFILM, Macromedia, McAfee, Merck, The Motley Fool, MTVi, Nike, SAKS Direct, Ticketmaster, and Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive. Attendees from these companies hold various IT management positions ranging from engineering and CTOs to vice presidents of information systems and CIOs.
Akamai's customer base consists of businesses leveraging the Internet to deliver engaging and dynamic content, streaming media, interactivity and a stimulating user experience, while enhancing their brand image and driving e-commerce revenues. The CAB provides feedback and user analysis that has helped with the creation of Akamai's innovative services which enable companies to reduce the complexities and cost of deploying and operating a uniform Web infrastructure.
``One of our most important goals as a company is to become a strategic partner for each of our customers,'' said George Conrades, chairman and CEO of Akamai. ``In order to achieve this, we must excel as a service provider and also lead the market in providing technology solutions that meet real business needs. This year's CAB has provided vital knowledge and experience that has become essential to Akamai realizing its goals.''
Recent areas of focus for the CAB have included unique developments with Akamai's EdgeSuite(SM) offering for whole site delivery, as well as Edge Side Includes (ESI), an open initiative aimed at enhancing dynamic assembly and delivery of Web applications at the edge of the Internet.
``Akamai's customer advisory board creates an exciting forum for discussing those technologies that have become a big part of shaping the Internet,'' said McAdory Lipscomb, Associate Partner, Media & Entertainment, Accenture. ``Providing management and technology consulting services and solutions for businesses around the world, Accenture continues to work with companies, like Akamai, to deliver new and emerging technologies.''
``To maximize the effectiveness of our online marketing efforts, and to maintain high-visibility and reliability of our Web campaigns, we have experienced real value in being a part of Akamai's ecosystem of customers and partners,'' said Sean Moriarty, Vice President of Information Services, Ticketmaster. ``The interactive nature of the customer advisory board has not only helped strengthen our relationship with Akamai, but has also become an important forum for sharing best practices with other leaders in the online business world.''
Akamai created its CAB last year as a means to better understand the business requirements of its more than 1,400 customers through close interaction with a carefully selected representative group. The CAB communicates throughout the year to discuss strategic updates on products and services.
Akamai is the leading provider of distributed application and content delivery services. These services enable companies to reduce the complexity and cost of deploying and operating a uniform Web infrastructure while ensuring unmatched performance, reliability, scalability and manageability. Akamai's services give businesses a distinct competitive advantage and provide an unparalleled Internet experience for their customers. Akamai's intelligent edge platform for content, streaming media, and application delivery comprises more than 9,700 servers within 650 networks in more than 56 countries. With headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Akamai provides services to more than 1,400 companies worldwide. For information on Delivering a Better Internet(SM), visit www.akamai.com.
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The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, the dependence on Akamai's Internet content delivery service, a failure of its network infrastructure, the complexity of its service and the networks on which the service is deployed, the failure to obtain access to transmission capacity and other factors that are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.
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