While the shift from disk to digital offers tremendous potential opportunities, it also presents a host
of new challenges for gaming companies. As the online channel grows increasingly complex and the pace
of innovation accelerates, many companies struggle to keep up. Not only are there websites and storefronts
to manage, but also real-time gaming servers, large software downloads, and live-streamed competitions and
events. Games are transforming from fixed, boxed products to dynamic, ongoing services – with frequently
updated content, in-game micro-transactions, virtual goods and social interactions. Mobile adds another
dimension to the trend, as consumers increasingly look to play on smart phones and tablets – or on multiple
screens across devices.
To successfully navigate this complex and changing landscape, gaming companies need an agile,
high- performance infrastructure that allows them to turn the Internet into a reliable and effective
online distribution channel. This requires f
Your online audience expects fast, flawless, secure experiences on any device in any location, every time. But whether you are delivering videos, your website, music, software or games, ensuring engaging online experiences from an increasing variety of devices around the world is a huge challenge.
Content delivery networks (CDNs) can significantly improve the user experience of your online audiences. But not all CDNs deliver the same level of service. Dos and Don’ts of Evaluating and Deploying a CDN provides tips on how to determine what is most important to your organization and how to choose a CDN that meets your needs.
Download this guide to learn:
The four major performance factors that can affect user experience
Why speed alone isn't an accurate measure of performance
How a content audit can identify performance bottlenecks
The role content storage can play in reducing costs and latency
How to decide what features are most important to your business
Can your business afford to lose $9,000 per minute?
According to the Ponemon Institute $9,000 is the average cost of an unplanned outage. In some cases the costs are much higher. The catalogue of cloud outages over recent years is well publicized and reads like a “who’s who” of the technology industry. It seems no one is immune.
But when it comes to delivering digital content, downtime isn’t the only concern. Today a poor user experience can be just as damaging as an outage. According to Limelight research, 78% of people will stop watching an online video after it buffers three times, and the majority of people will not wait more than 5 seconds for a website to load.
Organizations looking to deliver great digital experiences for their customers often choose to deliver that content using Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). Using multiple CDNs to deliver these digital content experiences promises even greater levels of availability and performance. But it brings with it a host of questi
There are a number of factors contributing to the growing popularity of streaming live events or offering content on demand, from anywhere, any time, on any device. Live streaming major sporting events such as the Superbowl or the Olympics is now a viable alternative to broadcast TV. And as Limelight’s 2017 State of Online Video report reveals, the average number of online viewing hours is almost six per week. However, as viewer expectations continue to rise, keeping audiences happy and engaged isn’t easy.
In this white paper we discuss current trends and what to expect in 2018. We examine the role Content Delivery Networks (CDN) can play in optimizing the delivery of online video content at global scale, and the technologies available to ensure the lowest latency delivery possible.
Why sports leagues are enthusiastic about live streaming their events
How content distributers can differentiate their services
The apparent challenges of delivering live and on demand v
Video quality can be measured in multiple ways, but the primary metrics – playback reliability and image quality – are
the most critical. Get these right, and content providers are on their way to winning the loyalty of online audiences and
driving monetization. Get them wrong, and viewers will defect in a heartbeat. For live-streaming events, such as sports,
where there’s can’t-miss fast action, the ante is raised even higher.
In this white paper, we’ll explore why online video quality matters and the specifics of how it should be measured. Get
a peek “under the hood” to understand the core elements of video delivery that contribute to high-quality viewing
experiences. Most importantly, see why the choice of a content delivery partner is essential to your online video success.
This paper, which has been jointly developed by Akamai and Wuaki.tv —
an OTT service provider — covers the importance of satisfying viewer
expectations for a broadcast-quality experience by quickly and reliably
streaming video online. It explains why it is challenging to do so and outlines
best practices for online video delivery. It also explores the option of splitting
traffic across multiple content delivery networks (CDNs) versus tightly
integrating video player technology with a single CDN in order to improve
online video delivery in a strategic manner. Finally, the paper shows how
Wuaki.tv chose the latter option and boosted customer retention, customer
referrals, and revenues as a result.
This International Study brought to you by Heiler Software AG and the Stuttgart Media University takes a deeper look into how to achieve measurable results in terms of margins, revenue, costs and product launches.
Multiple channel distribution is becoming increasingly important, irrespective of whether the businesses in question are B2C or B2B-focused. The key drivers are the long tail, multi-site and changes in category management. Find out more now!
Enterprises strive for ever-greater business impact from their online presence, demanding more from Web content management than it has traditionally delivered. In this Gartner report, you'll find how well WCM vendors are responding, providing insights for buyers and those reviewing their existing applications.
Published By: Sitecore
Published Date: Mar 27, 2017
In a digital era where 74% of online consumers get frustrated with websites when content appears that has nothing to do with their interests, it’s time for marketers to think differently about how they personalize the shopping experience, and we’ll show you how. Download now!
Published By: Limelight
Published Date: Feb 16, 2018
When it comes to delivering digital content, downtime isn’t the only concern. Today a poor user experience can be just as damaging as an outage. According to Limelight research, 78% of people will stop watching an online video after it buffers three times, and the majority of people will not wait more than 5 seconds for a website to load.
Organizations looking to deliver great digital experiences for their customers often choose to deliver that content using Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). Using multiple CDNs to deliver these digital content experiences promises even greater levels of availability and performance. But it brings with it a host of questions. In this paper we’ll explore the 5 things you should know about multi-CDN in order to determine if it might make sense for your business.