The Olympics are a big affair because they not only showcase the tremendous athletic abilities, but bring the world together in a unique way. Now, technology is helping people experience the Olympics like never before whether they’re on their couch or at the games.
Online streaming is not uncommon these days, but it’s not always a reliable option. Everything from faulty internet connections to unreliable devices can cause disruption. Now, Akamai Technologies is stepping in to ensure a better experience for people who want to tune in and immerse themselves in the games. Akamai Technologies has agreed to provide internet streaming, site performance and security services to NBC Olympics for 2014.
“A production of the importance, scope and magnitude of NBC Olympics’ digital experience involves countless complexities that can be managed through Akamai’s cloud-based solutions,” Brad Rinklin, Chief Marketing Officer of Akamai Technologies. “The Akamai Intelligent Platform is designed to handle the challenges that organizations face in site performance, video delivery and security.”
But what can cloud-based technology do for the average CIO? Not everyone is looking to stream the Olympics, but the priorities of a CIO may be just an important to his or her insurance company.
Using the Technology of Today
As a CIO, it’s up to you to ensure that your business is using the most up-to-date technology to keep up with competitors. One way you can do this is by making an effort to stay on top of technology news and trends.
For instance, you’ve likely heard of the cloud, but how much do you know about it? Going the extra step and educating yourself on these new tools can help you exceed as a CIO.
While you may not be an Olympic participant yourself, you can be a hero for your company by utilizing resources such as content management platforms and the cloud.