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Developing a Server Asset Scaling Strategy

This is part 2 of a 5-part blog post series. Read part 1 here Apica’s Amazon Cloud Platform project set out to address “how much power” a company’s web application cloud implementation needs to run applications smoothly. This project uses virtual users with user scenarios created by Apica ZebraTester in a load test generated by Apica […] Continue reading

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Handicapped by Tools without Performance Management

Video game developers spend a lot of time testing and retesting their software. They check for playability, look for where the game doesn’t play right and spend a lot of development cycles creating engaging graphics and stories. All this is necessary because the playing public is critical of a bad experience and without testing, development […] Continue reading

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Load Testing Reflections: Final Notes on Scaling, Capacity Planning, and Bottlenecks

Load testing is an indispensable tool for efficiently managing web application infrastructure. The process yields insight into how an implementation holds up under different traffic levels, and how to increase hardware power for unique system components to handle increasing demand. Apica load testing helps provide a consistent, smooth user experience for your business’s customers while […] Continue reading

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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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