Ad Ops Daily Bits: April 6 2009

Akamai and OpSource Collaboration Enables SaaS ISVs to Quickly Deploy, Accelerate, and Scale Global Software Offerings

* Managed Services for Application Delivery, Hosting and Management Provide Cost-Effective Option as IT Capex Budgets Squeezed
* Akamai Experiences an almost Twenty-Fold Growth is SaaS-Related Traffic on its Global Platform over Last Three Years

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) and OpSource™ announced that Akamai’s recent strategic agreement with OpSource to provide Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) with complementary solutions is helping their joint customers significantly improve the time-to-value of cloud-based applications, while remaining cost effective for IT departments looking to avoid traditional data center capital costs.

–  Gannett announces retirement of Craig Moon, president and publisher of USA TODAY
Craig Moon, president and publisher of USA TODAY, today said he plans to retire on April 17 after more than 23 years at Gannett. Moon also supervises USA WEEKEND, the Detroit Media Partnership, Gannett Offset and the Military Times operation.

“Craig has been a steady hand, a defender of strong journalism and a true champion of the USA TODAY brand in his six years as president and publisher of our flagship newspaper,” said Craig Dubow, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI). “He has combined his love of the newspaper business with a grasp of the digital future in ways that benefited not only USA TODAY but also the entire company. We will miss his counsel and his expertise.”