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Why It’s Crucial to Monitor and Test for Mobile First

Mobile First If your business isn’t primarily focusing on its mobile platforms for monitoring and load testing, you could be missing out on incredible business opportunities. Did you know that Black Friday 2016 marked the first time mobile device users spent more than 1 billion dollars on this “shopping holiday”? These kind of numbers are […] Continue reading

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The 5 Most Common Performance Bottlenecks

Performance bottlenecks can lead an otherwise functional computer or server to slow down to a crawl. The term “bottleneck” refers to both an overloaded network and the state of a computing device in which one component is unable to keep pace with the rest of the system, thus slowing overall performance. Addressing bottleneck issues usually […] Continue reading

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Load Testing Tweaks to Improve Slow Load Times

Load testing and performance monitoring are great tools for helping your business understand how well your platforms perform under pressure, as well as identifying load time trouble spots. While these services can point your staff in the right direction to improve performance, however, making the necessary changes is a task that falls on their own […] Continue reading

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8 Factors to Consider Before Selecting a Performance Tool

Selecting the ideal testing tool is an important step in the performance testing process that begins long before your business starts collecting data. There are many factors to consider in matching a testing tool to your web platforms—so many, in fact, that it can feel like navigating in the dark. Here are 8 of the […] Continue reading

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5 San Fran City Activities Outside FutureStack 2016

New Relic’s Futurestack 2016 conference is just over a week away and as a Silver Sponsor, Apica is looking forward to seeing fellow partners there. But we’re also looking forward to being in San Francisco in general. It’s not every day we attend a conference at a venue on the waters of the west coast. San […] Continue reading

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Tips for Testing Election Websites and Apps

If your business operates election websites and apps, load testing is the best tool around to ensure your infrastructure can handle the massive traffic influx on Election Day. Your company doesn’t need to guess how much traffic it can handle: load testing for websites and applications can determine how well the current configuration will perform, […] Continue reading

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Software Development Life Cycle and Testing

In the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) there is a time for thinking, a time for doing and a time for validating. Developing a creative, useful application takes a lot of all three.  The first half of SDLC is comprised of Requirements and Analysis, Design, and Coding. This is the time for real thinking.  A […] Continue reading

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Load Testing vs. Stress Testing vs. Capacity Testing

When the internet was first conceived, the idea was to be able to share information freely across distances. That idea never changed, but the numbers of users are much larger, the speeds are much faster and the amounts of data moved are orders of magnitude greater.  Every twelve to eighteen months, computers double their capabilities, […] Continue reading

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What’s Involved in a Performance Testing Process?

Performance testing is an invaluable tool for businesses to ensure their websites and applications are functioning quickly enough to maximize user engagement. According to an Amazon.com study, a 100ms delay in page load time can result in a 1 percent loss in sales. Unlike other tests, the goal of performance testing isn’t to find bugs, […] Continue reading

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Wrapping Your Arms Around UEM And DT

Wrapping Your Arms Around UEM And DT Digital Transformation (DT) revolves around optimizing business or organizational effectiveness using digital investments and IT services. A large majority of IT respondents say DT is a necessary exercise for securing the competitive differentiation that is essential to the future of the business. It is interesting to note that […] Continue reading

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