Akamai Provides Nearly 3X Performance Improvement for Conenza's Corporate Social Networking Platform

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- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, has improved performance of Conenza’s corporate social networking platform by over 270 percent. By leveraging Akamai's Web Application Accelerator service, Conenza is continuing to provide its global customers with the most advanced member interaction tools for their private online communities while enhancing performance, security and availability.

After adding a range of dynamic social networking capabilities including blogging, groups, and rich media, Conenza discovered these features were leading to a heavier site, slowing overall page load times and threatening to hinder the data exchange across some regions.

To help ensure customers continued to receive the fast, accurate performance they were accustomed to, Conenza implemented Akamai Web Application Accelerator on its platform. A transparent managed service, Web Application Accelerator is designed to deliver global response times, security and availability for enterprises regardless of location.

Since the implementation, performance across Conenza’s platform has improved by nearly three times, significantly increasing application adoption and customer satisfaction.

"Our goal at Conenza is simple: to provide our customers with best-in-class corporate social networking and superior support, so that they can realize the full potential of their employee and alumni communities," said Tony Audino, CEO, Conenza. “Akamai has helped us achieve this goal by enabling us to deliver even the most dynamic collaboration features without sacrificing performance."

Additionally, because Web Application Accelerator requires no new infrastructure investment, the service offered Conenza a cost-effective alternative to building out and supporting more data centers.

"Although the benefits of collaboration technologies are many, they usually do not adequately address performance and availability issues related to the Internet cloud itself," said Willie Tejada, Vice President, Application and Site Acceleration, Akamai. "Optimizing a virtual collaboration service such as Conenza's Community Platform with Akamai can help enterprises overcome slow response times and spotty availability, to improve application adoption and help them achieve the maximum return on their investments."

Designed to improve the performance, availability, and consistency of Web-based applications, Akamai's Web Application Accelerator solution accelerates collaborative applications delivered over the Internet to employees, partners and customers. Offered as a fully managed service, Web Application Accelerator offers application performance and reliability improvements through a variety of caching, transport, and route optimization techniques.

For information about Akamai's Application Performance Solutions (APS) please visit www.akamai.com/aps.

Additional content on strategies for successful enterprise collaboration can be found in the recent webcast, " Collaboration 2.0 - Implementation Tips & Best Practices From the Pros."

About Conenza

With more than a decade of corporate social networking experience, Conenza® provides highly-engaging online employee and corporate alumni communities for Global 2000 enterprises. Conenza's fully-managed workforce community solution, featuring the highly secure and scalable Conenza Community Platform, delivers enhanced collaboration and communication, increased recruiting and talent management efficiency, retained access to valuable intellectual capital, and increased revenue- and brand-building opportunities. Conenza's on-demand enterprise solution includes expert support services that help clients quickly harness the full potential of their branded, online corporate community. For more information, visit www.conenza.com.

About Akamai

Akamai® provides market-leading, cloud-based services for optimizing Web and mobile content and applications, online HD video, and secure e-commerce. Combining highly-distributed, energy-efficient computing with intelligent software, Akamai's global platform is transforming the cloud into a more viable place to inform, entertain, advertise, transact and collaborate. To learn how the world’s leading enterprises are optimizing their business in the cloud, please visit www.akamai.com and follow @Akamai on Twitter.