100 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies 

Our rankings show another banner year for the leaders of the tech revival.

Akamai Technologies
Rank: 1
Get quote: AKAM
Employees: 1,058
Headquarters: Cambridge, MA
Sector(s): Business Services
Why it's hot:
How big is online video and music? Big enough to catapult Akamai to the top spot. Internet traffic is surging, and companies like Apple and MTV Networks rely on the content delivery company's technology to get the digital goods to their customers.
Akamai Technologies
Revenue 428.7 35.7 32
Earnings 57.4 194.9 7
Operating cash flow 132 143.6 8
Stock return (2006) 167
Headcount change (2006) 34.9
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To find the B2 100, we screened more than 2,000 tech companies that have been publicly traded on a U.S. stock exchange for at least three years, have a market capitalization of at least $50 million, and have had positive operating cash flow over the past 12 months. Zacks Investment Research of Chicago ranked the resulting list using four financial criteria: growth in revenue, profit, and operating cash flow during the past three years, and the 12-month stock return as of Dec. 31, 2006. Cash flow growth counts for 40 percent of a company's ranking. Each of the other criteria counts for 20 percent. Additional research was provided by Factset. If you have further questions about Business 2.0's 100 Fastest growing technology companies, please e-mail