Over 10 years, Akamai's services have been instrumental to the success of online business models across many markets, including commerce, media and entertainment, high technology, business-to-business services, and the public sector. Thank you to our customers for sharing with us their thoughts on this past decade.

AUDI AG

"Thank you, Akamai, for your various services that enable high performance on the Internet, and congratulations on your 10th anniversary. The Akamai technology does justice to the Audi slogan 'Vorsprung durch Technik,'" said Christian Reim, ebusiness project manager, AUDI AG. "The Akamai services are essential in helping us realize significant cost advantages, deliver best application and online performance, and thus enabling us to strengthen our lead in the very competitive automotive sector. With Akamai we can easily expand our web presence internationally while continuing to build the global Audi brand."

AVG Technologies

"Congratulations to this veritable pioneer of the online age! Ten years of Akamai stand for ten years of making the Internet business-ready," underlined Jan Toul, IT Director at AVG Technologies (formerly Grisoft). "Akamai really has moved Electronic Software Delivery to the next level. Especially in the Internet Security Software business, we need to guarantee a quick and reliable delivery of our updates to be able to react fast to new virus risks and offer our customers best in class protection. With Akamai we can provide our customers with 24/7 security in real time, fast downloads and easy installations."

Best Buy

"Being a customer of Akamai and a member of the company's customer advisory board, we are very proud of what Akamai has accomplished so far and are very excited to celebrate the company's 10th-year anniversary," said Steve Trimbo, Director, Online Operations, Best Buy. "Akamai has become a leader in powering the online world and providing the best-of-breed technologies for the eCommerce industry, and as the eCommerce industry continues to evolve, we continue to look at Akamai to be at the forefront of the industry and bring innovative solutions to retailers who are looking to accelerate their site performance and increase sales revenues."

Caterpillar

"Congratulations on this business milestone and for reshaping the Internet for business," said John Usherwood, eChannel Commercial Manager, Caterpillar. "Your managed service approach to application delivery has served as a great asset to Caterpillar, enabling us to confidently move the configuration of industrial power generators and used equipment sales online, resulting in improved satisfaction from our worldwide dealer network."

QVC

"QVC is one of the largest multimedia retailers in the world, and the Internet has proven to be a vital channel for us to better reach our global customer base," said John Sullivan, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, QVC. "Akamai is at the heart of our Internet strategy that includes the delivery of a superior experience for our online customers, while enabling us to expand our global audience, generate additional repeat purchases and increase our bottom line revenues. Congratulations Akamai on your 10 years of providing world-class services. We look forward to furthering our relationship, and to leverage Akamai's innovative transaction acceleration solutions for the retail industry."

Rugby Football Union

"Happy anniversary Akamai! On behalf of the Rugby Football Union, I’d like to add my congratulations on reaching your tenth anniversary," said Kate Saunders, Digital Media Manager of England’s Rugby Football Union (RFU). "Having been very pleased with the service we received from you, especially throughout last year’s Rugby World Cup, your success comes as no surprise to us. Thanks to your technical support, England’s on-pitch achievement in reaching the 2007 Rugby World Cup final was backed up by a website that helped over 2.1 million England fans support the team, through rapid and reliable content delivery."

SonyEricsson

"Since the widespread adoption of mobile telephony, the market has been a hugely competitive arena with innovation and geographical footprint being key drivers in defining the industry leaders," explained Mats Frisk, core application architect, SonyEricsson. "Thanks to Akamai, we have been able to connect with our consumers on a global scale, enabling those end users to leverage the cutting-edge technology of the devices which SonyEricsson continues to deliver year on year, so cementing its place as a leader in the market. Happy anniversary Akamai!"

Sophos

"From the outset, the Internet has been at the hub of the delivery of our market-leading security software to customers around the globe," said Charles Southey, Vice President of IT at Sophos. "As masters of the Internet, Akamai has been a hugely valuable partner to Sophos. Since we started using Akamai as our global delivery platform in 2005, our peak bandwidth consumption has increased twenty-one fold to 70 terabytes per month. Akamai has helped us to successfully expand our business by ensuring that our customers are getting fast, reliable and secure software updates and downloads."

Turner Sports

"The entire sporting industry has undergone a very positive overhaul in the past 10 years as a result of the Internet," said Peter Scott, Turner Sports executive director of digital partnerships. "With a technology partner such as Akamai, Turner Sports has been able to quickly innovate, enhance our ability to interact with our fans and bring the experience of sports online to a whole new level. Akamai has allowed us to pioneer how sports and sporting events can be watched, enjoyed and consumed online. The Internet continues to revolutionize our lives and we congratulate Akamai on its impact on this revolution."

Urban Outfitters

"Akamai has demonstrated to retailers over the past 10 years the business value of having a solution for accelerating dynamic content and e-commerce transactions. We congratulate Akamai on reaching this anniversary milestone, and for all their contributions to the online retail industry," said Keary McNew, IT Engineering, Urban Outfitters. "The relationship Urban Outfitters has with Akamai is very strategic, allowing us to focus on our core business, build customer loyalty, and generate higher revenues. We look to Akamai to continue to help us accelerate transactions quickly and reliably."

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