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MIT Sloan's LearningEdge (2017)
September 22, 2017
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Founded in 1998, Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Akamai provided its customers including Apple, Netflix, and Amazon services to accelerate and improve the delivery of content and applications over the Internet. By 2011, the company's globalization strategy and structure was harming its ability to compete in local markets. Charley Dublin was put in charge of helping solve the global content delivery network's (CDN) localization challenge. This case is part of the MIT Sloan free case collection (visit for more information on the collection).

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