MONSEY, N.Y., July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Drapkin Technology, a senior level business, technology and management consultancy for Web-centric businesses, today announced that it has become an Alliance Partner of Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM), the foremost provider of global, high-performance services for the delivery of Internet content, streaming media, and applications. Drapkin Technology, headed by Michael Drapkin, chair of Columbia University's E-Commerce Program, provides best-of-breed consultancy services to enable profitable e-business. As an Akamai Alliance Partner, Drapkin will promote Akamai's FreeFlow(SM) Internet content delivery service as part of its "e-commerce solutions." Akamai and Drapkin will co-operatively market each other's solutions to customers. The addition of Akamai's FreeFlow broadband service to Drapkin's e-commerce solutions will give Drapkin's clients the ability to provide end users with a more engaging and interactive Web experience. "Akamai's content delivery service along with our growing e-commerce solution set will give our clients the most profitable Web business solutions," said Michael Drapkin, principal of Drapkin Technology (http://www.drapkintechnology.com). Bob Hughes, Akamai director of channel sales and programs explained that teaming up is so important in business. "Companies today more than ever need high-quality solutions to succeed in business. Our alliance with Drapkin Technology will ensure our customers get the quality management and technology consulting expertise they need." Michael Drapkin, founder and principal of Drapkin Technology chairs Columbia University's E-Commerce Program and is co-author of the e-commerce book, "3 Clicks Away," to be published in December by John Wiley & Sons. Akamai's Internet content, streaming media, and application delivery services improve a Web site's speed, performance, and reliability by delivering rich Web content across Akamai's more than 4000 servers located close to Internet end users which servers are connected to more than 160 globally distributed networks. Akamai's FreeFlow content delivery service provides Web site owners with faster downloads, peak crowd protection, and easy implementation with existing Web servers or site design. About Drapkin Technology: Drapkin Technology, based in Monsey, NY, provides senior-level business, technology and management expertise to enable profitable Web businesses and e-commerce. Headed by Michael Drapkin, chair of the e-commerce track at Columbia University and formerly senior technologist at the Web agencies Razorfish and Avalanche and a vice president of Lehman Brothers, Drapkin Technology provides senior-level e-commerce managerial and technical expertise to Fortune 1000 companies as well as dot-com startups. Clients include Gateway, iVillage, Nickelodeon, Sony Music and numerous startups. More information about Drapkin Technology can be found on its Web site, http://www.drapkintechnology.com. About Akamai: Akamai is the foremost provider of distributed content, streaming media, and applications delivery services, serving over 1000 Web properties. Akamai has deployed the broadest global network for content, streaming media, and applications delivery with more than 4,000 servers in over 45 countries directly connected to more than 160 globally distributed telecommunications networks. Akamai (pronounced AH kuh my) is Hawaiian for intelligent, clever and cool.SOURCE Drapkin Technology
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