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Passport to the Web

Passport to the Web

CDNetworks is fanatical about Web Performance and we combine this with our expertise of regional markets.  In this blog we’ll discuss many topics including business and marketing topics like emerging market strategies (e.g. China, Russia) and deep dive into technical topics including end user experience, web acceleration best practices, and other issues seen by our customers. We hope that this blog will help us to better connect with you and you with us and that you will find our postings relevant, informative, and actionable.

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CDN Buyer’s Guide: Resources to Help Steer the Process
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You want to choose the right CDN solution for your business, so you’re actively doing your research. With so much available information, it can be difficult to track down and synthesize the resources you need to make a confident decision. Content delivery networking solutions differ based on what needs they must meet. What do you […]

Sharon Bell
Sharon Bell
CDNetworks, Director of Marketing, Americas & EMEA
Posted in: General CDN | No Comments
Why Website Speed is Critical to Online Retail Success in 2015
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Businesses of all kinds are shifting focus towards their efforts online, and for good reason. Emerging markets and rising populations of global Internet users offer retailers an opportunity to grow customer acquisition and overall sales. Reeling in consumer dollars in 2015 requires retailers to assess their online and mobile strategies. The ideal presence online can […]

Sharon Bell
Sharon Bell
CDNetworks, Director of Marketing, Americas & EMEA
Posted in: eCommerce, General CDN, Web Performance, Website Speed | No Comments
China Firewall VPN Updates: What Your Business Needs to Know
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China’s Golden Shield project, commonly known as the “Great Firewall,” was in the news recently. The Chinese government has launched a “smarter and stricter Internet filter,” says Nasdaq, making it “more difficult to use services called virtual private networks (VPNs) to circumvent the country’s blocks to U.S. services like Google and Facebook.” The Great Firewall […]

Alex Ha
Alex Ha
Vice President of Service & Support
Posted in: China, Security | No Comments
5 Websites that Successfully Leverage Dynamic Content Experiences to Increase Sales
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Learn more about websites that excel at dynamic web acceleration by leveraging interactive content to increase sales and improve user experience.

Sharon Bell
Sharon Bell
CDNetworks, Director of Marketing, Americas & EMEA
Posted in: Dynamic Acceleration, Dynamic Web Acceleration | No Comments
What We Can Learn from 5 Ecommerce Performance Slowdowns in 2014
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Last year, we wrote about 5 Notable Ecommerce Site Crashes that happened during the 2013 holiday season. Unfortunately, for many online retailers in 2014, the 27.2% year-over-year increase in mobile sales was bittersweet. In addition to myriad factors of technical complexity, experts have said that some ecommerce performance slowdowns this year were due to this […]

Sharon Bell
Sharon Bell
CDNetworks, Director of Marketing, Americas & EMEA
Posted in: eCommerce, General CDN, Web Performance, Website Speed | No Comments
How to Optimize Your Ecommerce Site for User Experience & Speed
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If you want to have your ecommerce shoppers and convert them too, then your ecommerce website should be designed and optimized with a dual focus on user experience and website speed. The following factors will vary by company but are important considerations for finding the best course of action to reach your user experience and […]

Andrew Nguyen
Andrew Nguyen
Webmaster
Posted in: eCommerce, Web Performance, Website Speed | No Comments
17 Buzzwords Required to Understand Application Delivery Networks (ADNs)
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Google is great for many things; however, when defining application delivery network technology, it can be argued that it does more harm than good. As such, researching the concept of an application delivery network (ADN) can be a frustrating and exhausting process if you don’t already understand industry buzzwords. It can be difficult to weed […]

Sharon Bell
Sharon Bell
CDNetworks, Director of Marketing, Americas & EMEA
Posted in: Application Performance | No Comments
6 Common China Acceleration Hurdles to Overcome
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Once your enterprise’s web content can successfully, efficiently, and consistently reach its Chinese audience, you can expect a subsequent revenue increase. China’s growing Internet economy deserves all the attention it receives; ranked #1 in the world, it reached 109 billion Yuan (~US$16B) by the third quarter of 2012, up 64% year-over-year. Like most good things […]

Alex Ha
Alex Ha
Vice President of Service & Support
Posted in: China, Dynamic Acceleration, Dynamic Web Acceleration, General CDN, Web Performance, Website Speed | No Comments
The ecommerce CDN: Big, robust, dynamic
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A Content Delivery Network is designed to hold and deliver huge levels of traffic to keep ecommerce sites working irrespective of traffic spikes.

Tom Nicolson
Tom Nicolson
New Business Executive
Posted in: eCommerce, Web Performance | No Comments
What’s the Difference between an Application Delivery Network and a Content Delivery Network?
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What’s the difference between an application delivery network and a content delivery network? In the most general sense, CDNs optimize static content while ADNs are typically responsible for web acceleration of dynamic content. Each solution is designed to accelerate the web experience while reducing load times.

Junho Choi
Junho Choi
CTO/Performance Team Lead
Posted in: Application Performance, Dynamic Acceleration, Dynamic Web Acceleration, General CDN, Web Performance, Website Speed | No Comments