SumTotal Selects Akamai Technologies to Enhance ResultsOnDemand Offering

Mountain View, Calif., May 26, 2010 — SumTotal® Systems, Inc., a market leader and a global provider of talent development solutions, today announced that it has selected Akamai’s Web Application Accelerator to enhance the SumTotal ResultsOnDemand® offering and allow for significant performance improvement through greater Web acceleration solutions.

“By improving our product performance, we can deliver an even greater user experience to our international customer base,” said Nadeem Syed, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Management and Engineering at SumTotal Systems. “We are continually looking for ways to enhance our products and services; by partnering with Akamai, we’re able to serve a greater customer need with a strong, proven vendor.”

SumTotal recently launched and implemented Akamai’s Web Application Accelerator globally. With increased delivery speed, users experience improved server responsiveness, providing real value for customers who are geographically distanced from main data centers. This seamless upgrade is achieved through a variety of transport, route optimization, and acceleration technologies which expedite back end transfer rates from the data center to the user.

“For companies to really embrace Software-as-a-Service, they need assurances that the application is going to be as available or as responsive as something they own and control,” said Willie Tejada, Vice President, Application and Site Acceleration, Akamai Technologies. “By offering companies the ability to offer an SLA to their customers on the availability of the Internet, we are doing our part to improve the adoption of Software-as-a-Service offerings like SumTotal.”

As content gets increasingly richer and more dynamic, Akamai’s ability to accelerate dynamic content assists SumTotal in ensuring superior site performance and availability for all ResultsOnDemand users globally. Since leveraging Akamai, SumTotal has experienced significant performance improvement in average by more than 170 percent globally. SumTotal’s Software-as-a-Service talent development solution is helping organizations integrate performance, learning, and compensation management into one offering.

About SumTotal Systems, Inc.
SumTotal Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of proven talent development solutions that automate and integrate learning, performance, and compensation management to drive business results on a daily basis. Our solutions strengthen and develop employee skills to accelerate time-to-market, close skill gaps, and reduce the risk of business disruptions. With over 20 years of experience in Talent Development, more than 1,500 customers and 18 million users worldwide, we have increased the performance at some of the world’s best-known companies, organizations and government agencies. Our category leadership and applied insight help us understand the critical success factors for businesses of all sizes. For more information, visit

The Akamai Difference

Akamai® provides market-leading managed services for powering video, dynamic transactions, and enterprise applications online. Having pioneered the content delivery market one decade ago, Akamai’s services have been adopted by the world’s most recognized brands across diverse industries. The alternative to centralized Web infrastructure, Akamai’s global network of tens of thousands of distributed servers provides the scale, reliability, insight and performance for businesses to succeed online. Akamai has transformed the Internet into a more viable place to inform, entertain, advertise, interact, and collaborate. To experience The Akamai Difference, visit

SumTotal, the SumTotal logo, and ResultsOnDemand are registered trademarks or trademarks of SumTotal Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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