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According to research carried-out in the UK for Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online, 63% of UK retailers see revenue growth as a primary driver for online development. Despite this figure, 72% of the retail companies surveyed haven't brought offline and online channels together for effective online commerce. For many retailers, one of the major issues they face is aligning their existing IT infrastructure with the needs of e-commerce.

With this opportunity, Xansa and Akamai have announced a technology partnership in the UK to help retailers make the most of the online retail market. As a technology and business process outsourcing (BPO) expert, Xansa provides technology and process innovation to the UK's major retailers such as Boots, Tesco, B&Q and Marks & Spencer.

With top name UK retail customers such as Comet, the electronics retailer, and M&S, the high street food and clothing retailer, Akamai's technology speeds up the performance of web-based applications and protects origin websites, giving online shoppers excellent performance and reliability. This capability, coupled with Xansa's in-store processes and outsourcing experience, is aimed at helping multi-channel retailers meet their online business development and revenue goals.

Working together, Xansa and Akamai will be able to offer UK retailers customised solutions where expertise in both in-store and line of business retail can be combined with website performance, reliability and security. For example, joint retail customers that leverage Akamai and Xansa can combine best-in-class technology with resources and expertise to achieve multi-channel marketing and to merge their online and in-store operations.

"2005 should have been the year that UK's retailers enjoyed a truly multi-channel model," said Mark Collyer, market development director at Xansa UK. "But without the technology and processes in place, for many UK stores, an online presence is still a ‘bolt on' service rather than an integrated part of the business. Our partnership with Akamai will mean we can offer complete packages to address this issue."

Malcolm Rowe, director at Akamai in Northern Europe said, "Our market research has shown that UK retailers have a big gap to plug in their IT planning to fully gain from the opportunities online commerce can now offer them. By partnering with Xansa, we can bring additional value to these retailers by working with a specialist partner to integrate our existing solutions with wider retail technology projects and initiatives."

About Xansa

Xansa is an outsourcing and technology company. Committed to delivering guaranteed business outcomes through a combination of technology and process expertise, Xansa gives its clients the freedom to do more with their business. Strong relationships, commercial innovation and an integrated Indian delivery capability ensure that Xansa drives real and long-term cost reductions, performance improvements and new ways of working tailored to each client. The services Xansa provides are Business and Technology Consulting, IT Implementation, IT Outsourcing and Business Process Outsourcing. Head-quartered in Reading, Berkshire, Xansa is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: XAN) and has over 6,800 people in the UK and India.

About Akamai

Akamai® is the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online. More than 1,800 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.

Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

LONDON, UK - January 9, 2006 - According to research carried-out in the UK for Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online, 63% of UK retailers see revenue growth as a primary driver for online development. Despite this figure, 72% of the retail companies surveyed haven't brought offline and online channels together for effective online commerce. For many retailers, one of the major issues they face is aligning their existing IT infrastructure with the needs of e-commerce.

With this opportunity, Xansa and Akamai have announced a technology partnership in the UK to help retailers make the most of the online retail market. As a technology and business process outsourcing (BPO) expert, Xansa provides technology and process innovation to the UK's major retailers such as Boots, Tesco, B&Q and Marks & Spencer.

With top name UK retail customers such as Comet, the electronics retailer, and M&S, the high street food and clothing retailer, Akamai's technology speeds up the performance of web-based applications and protects origin websites, giving online shoppers excellent performance and reliability. This capability, coupled with Xansa's in-store processes and outsourcing experience, is aimed at helping multi-channel retailers meet their online business development and revenue goals.

Working together, Xansa and Akamai will be able to offer UK retailers customised solutions where expertise in both in-store and line of business retail can be combined with website performance, reliability and security. For example, joint retail customers that leverage Akamai and Xansa can combine best-in-class technology with resources and expertise to achieve multi-channel marketing and to merge their online and in-store operations.

"2005 should have been the year that UK's retailers enjoyed a truly multi-channel model," said Mark Collyer, market development director at Xansa UK. "But without the technology and processes in place, for many UK stores, an online presence is still a 'bolt on' service rather than an integrated part of the business. Our partnership with Akamai will mean we can offer complete packages to address this issue."

Malcolm Rowe, director at Akamai in Northern Europe said, "Our market research has shown that UK retailers have a big gap to plug in their IT planning to fully gain from the opportunities online commerce can now offer them. By partnering with Xansa, we can bring additional value to these retailers by working with a specialist partner to integrate our existing solutions with wider retail technology projects and initiatives."

About Xansa

Xansa is an outsourcing and technology company. Committed to delivering guaranteed business outcomes through a combination of technology and process expertise, Xansa gives its clients the freedom to do more with their business. Strong relationships, commercial innovation and an integrated Indian delivery capability ensure that Xansa drives real and long-term cost reductions, performance improvements and new ways of working tailored to each client. The services Xansa provides are Business and Technology Consulting, IT Implementation, IT Outsourcing and Business Process Outsourcing. Head-quartered in Reading, Berkshire, Xansa is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: XAN) and has over 6,800 people in the UK and India.

About Akamai

Akamai® is the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online. More than 1,800 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.

Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai Technologies, Inc.'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 effects of any attempts to intentionally disrupt our services or network by unauthorized users or others, failure to have available sufficient transmission capacity, a failure of Akamai's network infrastructure and other factors that are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.