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Testing Hybrid Systems and APIs

Not so long ago, having a website to support your business was cutting-edge and gave you a significant advantage over your competition. Now eCommerce is the order of the day for a large percentage of enterprises and those who are not online may not be able to survive.  This situation makes it critical that enterprises […] Continue reading

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Top 5 Tips to Keep Your IT Team Connected

The average IT team handles a wide range of jobs spread out all over a business’s technical backbone. This uniquely scattered structure can make it difficult for teams to stay connected, whether members are isolated from the rest of the group by physical location or project assignment. The following five tips will help your IT […] Continue reading

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See You at eTail East 2016

As a proud silver sponsor for the 2016 eTail East conference, we’re excited to meet retailers from all over the world in Boston, MA from August 15-17th. This event showcases the most innovative and forward-thinking eCommerce companies and it’ll be great to hear from the biggest names in the industry right now – Touch of Modern, […] Continue reading

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How to Keep Customers from Abandoning your Shopping Cart

On average, customers abandon items in their online shopping carts 68.63 percent of the time. The pessimist sees this as a failure to convert customers, but the optimist sees this as an opportunity to make more sales. Fortunately, there’s plenty your business can do to help customers reach the virtual checkout aisle before and after […] Continue reading

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[Infographic] Is your Website Ready for Black Friday?

The holiday season is the largest source of revenue for just about every company with an online presence. We’ve developed an easy-to-see overview of consumer online spending and the consequences of not being prepared to handle the load. Are you ready? Find out here

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What Can Customer Feedback Teach You About Performance Monitoring?

Customer feedback provides excellent insight into how your website is operating in real-world situations that’s helpful even when your business is running Synthetic Performance Monitoring. While the monitoring software provides immeasurably important synthetic feedback on a scale that simply can’t be reproduced manually, the human experience provides additional feedback on site performance when an actual […] Continue reading

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How’s My HLS Streaming?

Whether delivering movies, covering your favorite sporting event or blasting out internet radio, one of the big consumers of internet bandwidth is streaming content. Websites have popped up worldwide and audiences have become globally accessible.  Streaming video is most often delivered to the end users through the HDS or HLS protocols.  HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) […] Continue reading

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Good News in the Form of Green: Health Indicator

Apica’s Web Performance Monitor toolset sports a powerful health indicator feature that makes it easy to get a snapshot of your website and application performance. A happy health indicator implies that everything is running smoothly on your platform: Load times are quick, and pages are loading correctly. This is important because faster page load times […] Continue reading

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Testing in the Cloud

The world is moving to the cloud and it’s making sense for growing ecommerce sites to move off of their hardware and into the virtual space.  The cloud makes it possible to increase your infrastructure on demand, even automatically, to keep up with the demands put on your website.  Virtual space may be a breakthrough […] Continue reading

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5 Important Alerts to Set Up for Website Monitoring

Website monitoring alerts are an incredibly helpful tool for keeping your business’s site up and running. There’s more to site tracking than just looking at “is it on” and “how many people visited the site”—other metrics like how quickly the site loads are just as important. The following five alerts are the most important ones […] Continue reading

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