Web Application Accelerator Helps Increase Speed, Reinforce Reliability of PageUp People’s Talent Management Solutions

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – June 20th, 2011 – Leading Talent Management solutions provider, PageUp People, today announced that it has selected the Akamai Web Application Accelerator to deliver an advanced global infrastructure to support its growing international client base.

Under the terms of the agreement, Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, will ensure that PageUp People’s Integrated Talent Management solution is delivered with greater reliability and speed for PageUp People’s clients around the globe. The relationship underscores PageUp People’s commitment to provide its global customers with the power of the world’s largest fault-tolerant network. Akamai will use its 73,000 servers in 70 countries to direct requests from PageUp People’s clients to the closest Akamai server, using route optimization to identify the fastest, most reliable path back to the user.

“At PageUp People, we are committed to providing the best service and software to our global clients. With the addition of Akamai’s proven Web Application Accelerator, we know that our valued clients will achieve significant performance improvements across all of their talent management activities,” stated Karen Cariss, Global CEO of PageUp People. “In fact, early results have shown that system speed times have decreased by 40%, which translates to increased efficiency for our clients.”

The enhancement to PageUp People’s solutions relies upon Akamai’s innovative application delivery techniques, including dynamic mapping and routing, data compression and connection optimization between servers. Application security is assured using access control features that are maintained throughout the process.

A pilot program was successfully implemented by PageUp People and client Anglo American. “The speed enhancement project resulted in PageUp People users being more efficient and productive within a shorter turnaround time. This had a positive impact on our recruiters’ experience in using the system, which flows over to a more positive client-recruiter relationship,” said Aneline Rhosa, Senior Manager: Resourcing and Learning & Development at Anglo American, one of the world’s largest mining companies.

PageUp People will begin rolling out the Akamai platform to all global clients over the coming months.

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