Easing the pressures of new technologies on the Internet

James Kretchmar, CTO of Akamai Technologies, discusses how to ease the pressures of new technologies on the Internet Easing the pressures of new technologies on the Internet image

More and more technologies look to disrupt the Internet, but pressure must be managed.

It’s hard to fathom that the Internet was born only 50 years ago considering that, today, we are using it in ways that seemed inconceivable when it was created. This has of course been amplified over the past few months as we’ve seen our reliance on the Internet reach new heights. With lockdowns imposed across the world, we found ourselves living online – whether ordering dinner to our door, watching the latest film on a streaming service instead of going to the cinema, or catching up with friends virtually.

Now, more than ever, we rely on the Internet to distribute extremely high value, high quality content – and this is only going to increase. According to the Cisco

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