Akamai and Netbiscuits to Deliver Optimized Mobile Rendering Solution

Customers expected to gain greater user experience and control across multiple screens

October 20, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), a leading provider of cloud optimization services, and Netbiscuits, the world’s leading platform for developing, publishing and monetizing sites and apps across all connected devices, today announced the two companies have teamed to deliver an optimized mobile rendering solution.

Together, Netbiscuits and Akamai expect that mobile sites published via the Netbiscuits’ platform will be able to leverage the Akamai Intelligent Platform to enable better device intelligence, improved performance, and greater reliability into the delivery of these sites.

With mobile queries growing nearly 3X from 2009 to 2011, many businesses are still not prepared to effectively reach an end user audience increasingly dependent on connected devices.[1] Importantly, consumer expectations of how mobile sites will perform only continues to rise: in 2011, 71 percent of mobile Web users expected page load times ‘almost as fast’ or ‘faster than’ when accessed from laptop or desktop computers – up from 58 percent just two years ago.[2]

“Understanding the usability of a mobile site is essential to a successful mobile program,” said Netbiscuits CEO, Michael Neidhoefer. “The integrated solution we plan to create with Akamai will be designed to improve the mobile end-user experience as well as provide a comprehensive solution not currently available in the marketplace.”

For mobile site owners, this combination of Akamai’s global reach and performance services with Netbiscuits’ mobile site publishing platform is expected to provide greater flexibility and control of how content is viewed by mobile users in order to maximize end-user experiences. As a result, companies leveraging this platform will have the control to publish mobile web sites that perform under load, helping increase end-user satisfaction.

“Organizations are looking for a variety of options when it comes to a mobile rendering platform,” said David Kenny, President of Akamai. “We believe the Netbiscuits platform provides a comprehensive solution for XML rendering, and we look forward to working with them to provide a greater user experience.”

Netbiscuits’ hosted software-as-a-service rendering solution is well suited for customers looking to license a platform for publishing a new mobile site.

Netbiscuits and Akamai can now engage customers collaboratively to design and deliver a mobile web publishing solution that is delivered as a mobile site hosted by Netbiscuits and delivered through Akamai’s global platform for performance and acceleration.

About Akamai

Akamai® is the leading cloud-based platform, helping our customers provide secure, high-performing user experiences to any device, anywhere.  At the core of the Company’s solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise.  With solutions for connecting an increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand for commerce and entertainment, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud, Akamai empowers its customers to transform and reinvent their online businesses.  To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com and follow @Akamai on Twitter.

About Netbiscuits

Netbiscuits is the world’s leading platform for developing, publishing, and monetizing sites and apps across all mobile and connected devices. Netbiscuits solves the thousands of problems that brands, retailers and publishers face when developing, managing and optimizing rich-enabled mobile experiences across all connected devices. The built-in intelligence of the Netbiscuits platform removes the complexity of programming for mobile, offers a suite of tools to sync the mobile experience to your existing infrastructure and provides a global network of integrated partners to maximize and monetize the mobile opportunity. Founded in 2000, the company has eight offices on four continents and is committed to making Netbiscuits the standard platform for the mobile web.  

CONTACTS:

David I. Barkoe

National Director of PR & Marketing Communications

Netbiscuits

(212) 710-0541 x549

d.barkoe@netbiscuits.com

Jeff Young

Senior Director of Corporate Communications

Akamai

(617) 444-3913

jyoung@akamai.com


[1] “From Why to How?: Mobile Advertising Strategies for your Business,” Google, September 2011

[2] “What Users Want from Mobile,” Equation Research & Compuware, July 2011

Presskontakt: Susan Rose, Tfn 46 73 300 30 10. E-post: susan@susanrose.se

Akamai: Per Sterner, Regional Sales manager Nordic, 0703 64 23 00

Om Akamai

Akamai är en marknadsledande molnplattform, vilken hjälper kunderna att lämna användarupplevelser med höga prestanda och god säkerhet på valfri enhet, varsomhelst. Akamai Intelligent Platform är hjärtat i företagets lösningar. Den ger omfattande räckvidd, oöverträffad tillförlitlighet, säkerhet, visibilitet och expertis som ingen annan kan erbjuda. Akamai kan hjälpa kunderna att förändra och förnya sin verksamhet på Internet, med anslutningslösningar i en värld som blir all mera mobil, med stöd för konsumenternas krav att få handla och bli underhållna dygnet runt, hela veckan, samt ger företagen möjlighet att dra nytta av molnet på ett säkert sätt. Ta reda på mer om hur Akamai skyndar på innovationsprocessen i vår hyperanslutna värld genom att besöka www.akamai.com och följa @Akamai på Twitter.

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