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Tips for Online Retailers in light of the Lululemon Website Outage

On Monday, May 25th Lululemon – a Vancouver-born, billion-dollar retail company – had a website outage that lasted just less than 24 hours. The company sees 17% of its revenue from online sales, and “just three days of an outage would likely have cost the company nearly $425,000 in lost sales.” This isn’t the first-time […] Continue reading

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Testing Cycles – IoT Applications Need Testing, Too

The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer “the wave of the future”, but is instead ‘the wave of the present’. We are already living in a world where our appliances talk to each other, our vehicles reach into the internet to find traffic and other useful information, and our cities are gearing up to […] Continue reading

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[Infographic] Is your Website Ready for the Holiday Season?

Last year, our Web Performance index highlighted how some retailers just don’t hit the mark when it comes to key retail events like Cyber Monday. With online spending expected to increase by 56% over the next five years, ensuring your site is ready for peak performance during busy times should be top of your agenda. […] Continue reading

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APM for Dummies – Based on Gartner’s 5 Dimensions of APM

Application Performance Management, or APM, refers to the practice of monitoring software availability and performance. However, performance management tools go far beyond just measuring uptime and response time: APM services aim to improve the user experience through data that provides insight into how an application performs and why. In other words, the performance management application’s goal is to improve […] Continue reading

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IoT Adoption Requirements

As the Internet of Things (IOT) becomes more and more viable there is an underlying issue that needs to be addressed by developers. That issue is to define what ‘Things’ should be internet-connected and what value-add can be provided by creating connectivity to those ‘Things’. Whether talking about home security or traffic control or even […] Continue reading

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APIs and the Digital Enterprise

Application program interfaces, or APIs, are central to how digital enterprises operate today — and they will continue to play a vital role in shaping business operations for years to come. For the uninitiated, “digital enterprise” describes a business that utilizes technology on both internal and external levels to build and maintain a competitive edge. According to CIO, “digital enterprise” […] Continue reading

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Three Ways Automation is Driving Digital Transformation

Digital transformation harnesses the wider use of technology within an organization’s services, products, and processes to improve the user experience for its customers, increase the speed of execution and ultimately deliver competitive advantage. So, how is automation driving digital transformation? Here are three ways.   1.    Business processes optimization   Many traditional organizations are making […] Continue reading

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APIs: The New Digital Business Frontier

A recent article from Gartner highlights the exciting opportunities offered by Application Program Interface (API) implementations to expand both reach and profit, thanks in part to the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. APIs are, of course, nothing new in the business world. But before IoT took off, there weren’t nearly as many devices using the Internet to exchange information. Download our […] Continue reading

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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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