London, UK– 29 September 2008 - Akamai Technologies Limited, a subsidiary of Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leader in powering rich media, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, today announced that it is supporting PageSuite Limited, a UK-based web-based design and software application development company, to deliver a faster and more consistent intelligent publishing service to its worldwide magazine, newspaper and publishing clients. PageSuite aims to enhance the delivery and user experience of digital publications through its page-turning software, PageSuite Professional, and provide a cost-effective solution that accelerates the online presence of its customer base, including many of the industry's leading corporations, newspaper and magazine publishers, schools and sports clubs.
To support its rapid growth, PageSuite is leveraging Akamai’s rich media acceleration capabilities to underpin its PageSuite Professional solution, an interactive software application for creating digital editions and in use by 7 of the top 10 UK regional press publishers. With PageSuite Professional enabling Internet users to access, browse and interact with all kinds of editorial content and advertising material without the need to download additional software, Akamai’s ability to accelerate rich media content assists PageSuite in quickly delivering these digital publications to both its domestic and international readers. Akamai's technology will help accelerate the delivery of rich interactive content enclosed in customers’ publications, which in turn assists its clients with meeting today's consumer expectations for a fast-loading, always available digital edition, regardless of the number of images, amount of dynamically-generated content or Internet conditions.
Akamai’s technology will enable PageSuite to guarantee faster loading pages and applications that will in turn improve the audience experience, driving repeat visits and securing a competitive edge. Through increased consumption, due to the improved experience, typical page views are expected to increase between 5-10% and drive the incremental ad revenue uplift for PageSuite’s customers.
“We pride ourselves in not only being a supplier, but also a partner to our clients, and customer support is a significant aspect of the service we provide,” said Nathan Parrett, Managing Director at PageSuite. “In turn, we needed a trusted partner with a consistent track record for reliability and performance. We are confident Akamai will be able to keep pace as our business needs increase.” He concluded, “Akamai is an expert service provider – we are secure in the knowledge that our publications will be delivered over a quality distribution platform that helps us reach our extensive global audience. With Akamai ensuring even faster loading speeds for our increased functionality, we are confident that we can provide all that publishers require now and in the future.”
Commenting on the partnership, Alex Gibbons, Director, Digital Media Europe at Akamai said, “We are delighted that PageSuite has selected Akamai to deliver its PageSuite Professional application. Akamai has the unrivalled ability to accelerate and enhance the delivery of the rich and interactive elements of PageSuite’s solution that are fundamental to ensuring publishers and consumers alike experience the full benefit of their innovative and
rapidly growing technology.”
About PageSuite Limited
Having launched the first version of PageSuite in 2005, the company has already built an impressive client list, processing more than 3000 titles, spanning all sectors of the publishing world, including the UK’s leading national and regional newspaper groups as well as key publishers in the US. Its top clients in the US and the UK include organisations such as Clarity Media Group, Incisive, News International, Ernst and Young and Newsquest.
Most recently, PageSuite picked up the Innovation in Business award for its professional page-turning software. Judges paid tribute to the company’s growth in two years, with a client base rising rapidly and its strong focus on product development through customer trials and feedback. For more information about PageSuite, visit: http://www.pagesuite.com/
The Akamai Difference
Akamai® provides market-leading managed services for powering rich media, dynamic transactions, and enterprise applications online. Having pioneered the content delivery market one decade ago, Akamai's services have been adopted by the world's most recognized brands across diverse industries. The alternative to centralized Web infrastructure, Akamai's global network of tens of thousands of distributed servers provides the scale, reliability, insight and performance for businesses to succeed online. An S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 company, Akamai has transformed the Internet into a more viable place to inform, entertain, interact, and collaborate. To experience The Akamai Difference, visit www.akamai.com.
Akamai Press Contact
Tel: +44 (0)7795 034 068
PageSuite Press Contact
PR and Marketing Executive
Tel: +44 (0)1233 721030
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