Case Study Questions


1.†††††††† Why does Akamai need to geographically disperse its servers to deliver its customersí web content?


Since the end users who are internet user are all over the place, Akamai need to geographically disperse its server in order to better connect user to their destinations.


2.†††††††† If you wanted to deliver software content over the Internet, would you sign up for Akamaiís service? Why or why not?


It depends on what is my target audience, type of content etc. If my content needs to reach as much as people and to all over the world, then yes, I Ďd sign up for their service. Otherwise, I wouldnít.


3.†††††††† Do you think Internet users should be charged based on the amount of band- width they consume, or on a tiered plan where users would pay in rough proportion to their usage?


††††††††††† As a consumer, I would choose tiered plan.†




1.      Review the opening case on Apple Watch. What developments have occurred since this case was written in September 2016?


It used to work only when the phone was near. But now works remotely through WiFi or LTE. Better design. Fitness and health related apps. Use of Siri. Connects to headphones by Bluetooth.


2.      Investigate the Internet of Things. Select one example and describe what it is and how it works.

One example I chose is Amazon Alexa. Alexa is Amazonís virtual assistance like Siri of iPhone. At its heart, the Echo is a basically two speakers and some computer hardware wrapped up in a sleek black cylinder. It comes equipped with Wi-Fi, which it uses to connect to the Internet, and you can also connect it to your phone via Bluetooth. Without access to the Internet, the Echo canít do much. Say the wakeword "Alexa," to your Echo and then, with a simple voice command, you can play music, control smart home devices, shop on Amazon, search the internet, set reminders and more. The Echo has a very powerful microphone that uses what's called "far-field" technology.