November 11, 2014

The average online shopper expects a web page to render in less than three seconds, according to two new studies by Radware. However, analysis of the load times of the top 100 retailers reveals that the median home page on a desktop takes 6.5 seconds to render its primary content and 11.4 seconds to fully load ...

November 10, 2014

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, online retailers need to start preparing for an increased volume of website visitors and transactions. And, with more and more people turning to the Internet each year to purchase their goods and services, e-tailers must brace themselves for the biggest avalanche yet of online holiday shoppers. Remember the Target, Kohl’s and Walmart website crashes of holiday seasons past? Based on those incidents, e-tailers know they must ensure that downtime, performance issues or denial-of-service attacks don’t impact their service on those initial major holiday shopping days, and well into the holiday season, as that could hurt their bottom line or their business reputation ...

November 07, 2014

IBM projects another strong shopping season with online sales projected to increase 15 percent over the five-day period between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday ...

November 06, 2014

Almost half of Holiday shopping will be done online in 2014, according to National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Holiday Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics ...

October 31, 2014

With Halloween here, it is a fitting time to take a look at some of the most critical challenges facing companies as they put systems in place to optimize application performance in order to deliver great experiences to end-users. Optimizing application performance to deliver high-quality, frictionless user experiences across all devices and all channels isn’t easy, especially if you’re struggling with these frightening issues ...

October 28, 2014

John Rakowski, Forrester Analyst & Advisor Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals, discusses the concept of the Age of the Customer, and where APM fits in ...

October 24, 2014

Traditional network vulnerabilities are causing more business impacts than most realize, resulting in revenue and job loss, according to a survey commissioned by Avaya ...

October 06, 2014

99% uptime, or more commonly known as “two nines” in the IT world, still means you’re down over three and a half days per year. If one of those days happened to be Cyber Monday or another peak period, Amazon, Walmart, or Best Buy would definitely be able to see the actual cost and consequences of performance issues. So we decided to do some research and create this infographic around the prevalence of performance issues and how they impact the bottom line. What we found might surprise you ...

October 02, 2014

Our connected world continues to transform into a mobile one. The network is a constant and fascinating companion, which grants us 24/7 access where communication is instant and takes place across an array of devices, unconstrained by physical barriers. As a result, the IT infrastructure is more critical than ever for business operations. Companies and organizations are calling upon a variety of technologies that are changing the face of today’s network — from mobile devices, to cloud services, to web-based applications ...

September 30, 2014

Poor image optimization on web pages has a clear measurable impact on the user experience, according to a new report entitled Progressive Image Rendering: Good or Evil? ...

September 22, 2014

"Leaders" who are investing in new innovation and development capabilities are growing revenue at more than twice the rate of "Laggards", creating an Application Divide in the marketplace, according to a global study commissioned by CA Technologies entitled How to Survive and Thrive in the Application Economy ...

September 11, 2014

Once again, Apple has shown its product and marketing prowess with the launch of the iPhone 6 models and the Apple Watch. Cool as they may be, ApplePay could be the most significant illustration of how Apple necessitates the PADS Framework ...

September 09, 2014

The median page of the top 100 retail websites has grown 67% in just one year - and many are failing to leverage advanced techniques to help accelerate their pages, according to Radware's latest quarterly study ...

August 25, 2014

CDNs offer cost effective and easy to deploy solutions for accelerating website delivery to different regions around the world. An inter-connected network of servers, strategically placed in high traffic regions around the world, ensures faster web content delivery and minimizes load time. Let’s take a closer look at the five primary benefits of leveraging CDN services/solutions ...

July 16, 2014

Nearly 90 percent surveyed stopped using an app due to poor performance, according to The App Attention Span study, conducted by AppDynamics in partnership with the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) at Goldsmiths, University of London. The App Attention Span investigated the impact of the increasing importance and use of mobile devices on aspects of people’s behavior, and the corresponding business implications. It reveals that, as people’s attention spans for poor-performing apps shorten, the stakes are high for any business that depends on its website or mobile app ...

July 02, 2014

Let's face it, people hate waiting in lines. And guess what? People hate waiting for slow loading websites as much they hate waiting in line. They will not hesitate to abandon a site, if it isn't performing up to their speed standards. For this reason, B2C and B2B web entities alike must not underestimate the importance of website speed. Let's take a look at some of the impacts that website load-times can have on business and take into consideration some possible options to accelerate website speed ...

July 01, 2014

To help confirm our suspicions of what would take place during the month-long World Cup tournament we commissioned a survey of more than 200 IT professionals in the US to find out more about how the event is affecting corporate network performance and overall business operations. While the results were not necessarily surprising to us, they did highlight an issue within organizations that needs to be dealt with around large-scale events ...

June 27, 2014

Almost three-fourths of organizations surveyed have a service availability goal of over 99.91% for mission critical systems, yet more than half of the companies had an outage in the past 3 months, according to Continuity Software's 3rd annual Service Availability Benchmark Survey ...

June 25, 2014

If you live in the United States, there’s a good chance you had no idea that the Internet turned into a wide-ranging traffic accident last week when Facebook went down for half an hour ...

May 01, 2014

For companies doing business over the web, any degradation of the customer online experience can have a negative and immediate impact. When a website does not operate fast enough on customers' screens and mobile devices, there's a serious problem. "Blamestorming" sessions are often useless, however. Almost every time, the cause will be found with one or several third-party content providers. Ironically, while the goal of these services is to enable rich end-user experiences, they can actually have the adverse effect of slowing down a site and driving end users away ...

April 30, 2014

In February, the Supreme Court effectively killed “Net Neutrality” for most US households by ruling that cable companies, who are not “common carriers” within the scope of the FCC’s definition, do not have to provide equal treatment of all Internet traffic ...

April 28, 2014

While 75% of the top 100 retail websites employ a Content Delivery Network (CDN), the median home page takes a full second longer to become interactive than the median page that does not use a CDN ...

March 05, 2014

My top level advice is that during 2014, I&O has to concentrate on monitoring business technology which serves external customers. In fact this is not just a call for I&O professionals but also the rest of the business including marketing and eBusiness professionals. Why? Well just take a look at the near weekly media reports on "computer glitches" during 2013. These glitches meant lost revenue but more seriously impacted the brand image. Technology fuels business and this means that monitoring has to be a strategic business concern. So to avoid your company being the next computer glitch headline you should ...

February 28, 2014

Pages of the top 500 retail websites are not only bigger, but slower than ever and not meeting the demands of online shoppers ...

February 24, 2014

Today, there is a convergence of factors coming together like a perfect storm, making Application Performance Management (APM) more important than ever. On Part One of this list, industry experts - from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors - demonstrate just how many impending challenges make APM an absolute necessity in 2014 ...

February 18, 2014

On Tuesday, January 21, one of the biggest outages in history — if not the world's largest outage — happened to the Internet in China. The web was essentially unavailable for one of the strongest and fastest growing economies for one full business day. The China example highlights how that reliance on third-party services comes with the downside of increased vulnerability and fragility. In this era of increased interdependency, what can an organization do to better protect and insulate its web performance?

January 10, 2014

Network speed deeply impacts consumers at every phase of the transaction process, particularly users of mobile devices, according to a new report by Radware ...

December 17, 2013

In APMdigest's highly popular and well-respected annual list of APM predictions, industry experts - from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors - offer thoughtful, insightful, and sometimes controversial predictions on how Application Performance Management (APM) will evolve and impact business in 2014 ...

December 11, 2013

The mobile commerce opportunity is huge, as proven most recently by the Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday shopping period. What can retailers do to better capitalize on the mobile commerce opportunity? We recommend the following key strategies, throughout the remainder of the holiday season and beyond ...

December 03, 2013

US shoppers made Cyber Monday the biggest online shopping day in history with a 20.6 percent increase in online sales, according to the latest cloud-based analytics findings from IBM.

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