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Drapkin Technology and Akamai Team to Deliver Broadband E-Commerce Solutions

    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
    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
    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,

    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.

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