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Five Lessons Learned From The London Marathon Let Down

Earlier this week, Virgin Money Giving announced that they would boost donations to the London Marathon by 10% after its website crashed the night before the race. Potential donators were left frustrated well into the morning of race day, despite the organisation’s best efforts to fix the issue. Runners and charities missed out on the […] Continue reading

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Falling Flash Memory Prices: The SSD Server Becomes More Practical

Keeping website and application load times to a minimum is essential in providing a positive customer experience. When the market creates an opportunity to replace the slowest part of the system with a faster solution, it’s worth taking notice. According to PC World, the technology market research experts at Gartner expect prices for Solid State Drives to crash in 2019. Plummeting SSD […] Continue reading

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[New Feature Releases] Custom Results, Aggregated Data & Alerts in ASM

New Feature releases in Apica Synthetic Monitoring Custom Result Unit In Apica Synthetic Monitoring it is now possible to create and use Custom Result Units per check. This is useful for integration checks. For example, in the AppDynamics integration, you can get many different metrics into ASM. If you are getting the metric “Calls per […] Continue reading

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IoT: Where are we Now, and Where are we Going?

By Sven Hammar, Chief Strategy Officer and Founder at Apica The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly present in our daily lives, at work, in the home and in the public sphere, making the world a more connected place. In fact, 2020 will see at least 20 billion connected devices across the globe. So, let’s […] Continue reading

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Internet of Things: The Future is Coming

From comics to cartoons, from science fiction to fantasy we have been shown a future where our cars drive themselves, our coffee makers start themselves, and our houses adjust their temperature settings at our remote command. Getting information or entertainment will be as simple as asking for it aloud.  Planning your daily commute will be […] Continue reading

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Moving to the Cloud: Know Before you Go

Going through all of the trouble to move an application to the Cloud, only to find it running slower or not at all, can put your business in a rough spot. While moving applications from a data center to the Cloud offers incredible potential for both performance and budgeting, it should not be treated as a magical wand that […] Continue reading

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3 things Garadget teaches us about IoT

This week, Gardget made the news for its smart garage door gadget – but for all the wrong reasons. As reported by the BBC, the IoT-enabled device’s owner is facing a backlash after locking out a customer who had complained about the tech online. Garadget’s device allows users to open their mechanized garage doors remotely, […] Continue reading

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[New Feature Release] Apica Load Test Portal Supports ZebraTester Version 5.5A

Apica Load Test Portal Supports ZebraTester Version 5.5A ZebraTester version 5.5A offers an improved development of performance test scripts and will be released shortly. Below, we’ve got some examples of how this feature will help you. 3 new Types of Variable Extractors The following 3 new types of Variable Extractors have been added and will support […] Continue reading

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The Cost of Downtime

Improving performance and eliminating downtime are two sides of the same coin when it comes to client conversions on your company’s web platforms. While the former is related to improving sales, the latter is concerned with keeping the sales your business already has. If your business has never needed to recover from an outage, consider yourself lucky: 90 […] Continue reading

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API Integration? “Challenge Accepted!”

API TESTING SERIES This blog was written by Zishan Malik, Technical Project Manager There are so many tools out there that can make your life easier, hence for the longest time I struggled with getting organized. What gives me comfort is that I am not the only one out there with that issue. Towards the […] Continue reading

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