How startups can deliver high performing and secure web and mobile experiences and why it is important


This announcement is sponsored by Akamai Technologies

Over 40 per cent of the world’s population, about 3.26 billion, are internet users. And Asia accounts for nearly half of that number. In fact, India has the third largest percentage of internet users in terms of sheer number.

This is why today online experiences are integral for business who are serious about growth and scale. In fact, in 2015, $2.3 trillion worth retail sales were influenced by digital interactions.

For this new age internet consumer, reliable and secure websites are a must. They also want online experiences on the web and the mobile, that are fast, accessible from any device, anywhere, and even personalised. And, meeting these expectations is critical for businesses to tap the revenue opportunity.

A single second delay in the time it takes for a website or an app to load can result in a 7 percent loss in conversation and if a website takes more than three seconds to load, 40 percent of users will abandon the website. While this one particular statistic has been reiterated a number of times, its importance is often understated.

To deliver web and mobile experiences that engage users while providing an enhanced user experience is challenging at many levels. First, the technology keeps evolving constantly, and keeping pace with it is critical. Second, when it comes to mobile experiences, there is a diversity of smartphones, tablets, operating systems, capabilities and browser alternatives. Third, driving online engagement and revenue requires internet expertise, proven technology and global infrastructure.

At the YourStory-Akamai meetup to be held in October, you will get pointers on how startups can concentrate on growing their business, focus on innovation, bring products to the market quickly, without having to be bogged down by challenges associated with delivering a fast, reliable, and secure web and mobile experience.

Akamai – a global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, is known for addressing the growing online needs and challenges across industries. The meetup is an opportunity for startups to engage with experts from Akamai, and understand how they are helping startups like you.

Gagan Achar – Director of Product Operations, Akamai Technologies, will be the key speaker at the meetup.

Through interactions during the informative sessions by Akamai experts like Gagan and by networking with industry experts, you will get an understanding on a topic that will enable you to drive business growth.

Participating startups will also get an opportunity to sign up with Akamai for a free trial.

Date: October 13, 2016

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Venue: YourStory Rooftop

Register here for the meetup.


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