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Akamai user conference

Had a good time in Miami for a few days this week, got a lot of good content from the conference. I'm going to go over my notes some more next week, but there are some of the highlights from the show:

New offering
Fraud detection and scoring - Akamai does tokenization removing PCI scope, and they can build a profile on the end users and given them scores.

Cybersource - they are one of the processors of the akamai pci solution.

Edge encryption - Encrypts the data at the edge all the way to the database Only privledged systems can decrypt the data from the database. (might be useful, not sure)

Siteshield - ACL only allowing requests from specific akamai servers (protects against ddos)

ADS - Predictive analytics
Shows the proper ads based on what they are looking at across all sites
Look across 500+ shopping sites, on 160M users
Don't use pixels to allocate ads (slows down the site)

Akamai - Velocitude mobile reformatting on the fly - http://www.akamai.com/html/about/…

HP Upgrades – QC,QTP,PC

Before I go into these 3 suites of tools, when is HP finally going to update BAC, RUM, or Diagnostics? It seemed like these tools have been really stagnate the last 3 years. I’m not going to HP Software Universe anymore, and I keep getting new account reps, so I have no idea what the roadmap is these days. That’s enough HP bashing, onto the good stuff.

We did the yearly HP upgrade over the last couple weeks, here is the rundown on the technologies and what was involved in each:

1. QTP – Very easy upgrade, did this on our terminal server and a desktop. The license server is now supported on 64-bit machines, so we moved the license server off an older 2003 box onto a 2008R2 system. No issues with the upgrade, and there seems to be a lot of improvements. Still waiting for feedback from our QA team on the improvements.

2. PC – Ended up building a couple new VMs for this, as we moved it onto Windows 2008R2 (64-bit) as well. There were no issues with the reinstall or moving our scr…