Akamai Accelerates Global Access and Availability for Peopleclick's Recruitment Management System

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Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online, and Peopleclick Inc., the leading Total Workforce Acquisition provider for global organizations, today announced that Akamai's Web Application Accelerator Solution is providing faster application performance and improved availability to Peopleclick's clients.

Peopleclick's Recruitment Management System (RMS) is delivered as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that streamlines the work of recruiters and hiring managers by automating and tracking the total hiring process. With Akamai's solution, Peopleclick RMS clients are ensured increased productivity, regardless of where they are located by leveraging Akamai's global network of 19,000 servers.

"This investment allows greater productivity for all of our clients. With more than 500,000 users and candidates accessing Peopleclick RMS in 192 countries, our applications must be highly responsive," said Tom Bright, chief technology officer and senior vice president of technology for Peopleclick. "Akamai has helped reduce client log-in times and enabled clients to get more done in less time."

Akamai's Web Application Accelerator solution delivers capacity on demand to handle peak periods of application usage. As the SaaS model continues to gain prominence, the role of application acceleration is becoming increasingly vital to vendors such as Peopleclick that service large Fortune 500 companies. Twenty-eight percent of Peopleclick's clients are outside the U.S., including enterprises that attract a global pool of candidates, such as Philips, Siemens and T-Mobile. With the responsibility of performance resting squarely with the service provider, Akamai's Web Application Accelerator solution provides SaaS vendors a mechanism by which they can assure their clients of performance and availability.

"For enterprises like Peopleclick that serve a global customer base, application performance and availability are critical, regardless of end-user location," said Robert Hughes, executive vice president, global sales, services and marketing, Akamai. "Akamai's solution provides the assurance of performance and reliability for delivery across a SaaS model, allowing Peopleclick to focus on its core strengths."

About Peopleclick

Raleigh, N.C.-based Peopleclick Inc., the leading global Total Workforce Acquisition provider, delivers a software-as-a-service solution that helps organizations attract, acquire and retain a productive and diverse workforce. Peopleclick helps organizations maximize the business value of workforce acquisition and stay compliant in order to increase their ability to execute. Founded in 1997, the privately-held company serves 1,800 current clients including 24 of the Global 100 and 54 of the Fortune 100. For more information on Peopleclick and its market-leading technology, visit www.peopleclick.com.

About Akamai

Akamai® is the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online. Thousands of organizations have formed trusted relationships with Akamai, improving their revenue and reducing costs by maximizing the performance of their online businesses. Leveraging the Akamai EdgePlatform, these organizations gain business advantage today, and have the foundation for the emerging Web solutions of tomorrow. Akamai is "The Trusted Choice for Online Business." For more information, visit www.akamai.com.

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