Apica Announces Winners of Holiday e-Retail Twitter Contest
· Grand prize of US $1,000 Amazon Gift Card Awarded to Kaizeneer
PALO ALTO, Calif. – January 4, 2012 – Apica, a leading load testing and performance-monitoring provider for cloud and mobile applications, today announced the winners of the Apica e-Retail Twitter Contest. Launched in late November 2011, Apica kicked off the holidays with a fun competition for consumers to share their best or worst e-Retail shopping experiences in the form of a rap or rhyme, via a 140-character tweet.
Reuters estimated this holiday season brought in over US $35B in online shopping sales worldwide, the highest amount ever recorded. Significant spikes in website traffic can bring serious consequences to unprepared e-Retailers. Slow page load times, performance issues and even downed sites, can effectively put e-Retailers out of business.
“Research shows 40 percent of online shoppers will abandon a site after waiting three seconds for a page to load. Frustration with online shopping due to performance issues was recounted first hand in many of the creative entries that were submitted for our Twitter contest. From the comical to the unusual, submissions spanned the spectrum, making selecting our winners a tough decision. A huge thank you to all who participated,” said Sven Hammar, CEO of Apica.
Winners were selected based on creativity, humor and also relevance. And the winners are…drum roll please…
Grand Prize ($1,000 Amazon Gift Card)
Buying bling like Lil John/Check’n status-BAD log on/Order went 2 Kuala Lumpur/Mad like gunshots at Blk Friday store @apicasystems #apicarap
First Prize ($100 Amazon Gift Card)
jadenruby jadenruby: @apicasystems #apicarap Online Ease-I’ll take it Please/No Bump and Grind-of the annoying kind/Next year all shopping thru computer queue!
Second Prize ($50 Amazon Gift Card)
JCris_08 Julius Cristobal:
Hate da long line so I jus hop online/ Nothin can beat shoppin from my computer seat #apicarap @apicasystems
Failure to deliver performance in an application will have a significant impact on the business. Apica’s solutions test, monitor and optimize web, cloud and mobile applications and give businesses a true understanding of how their applications will and are performing. Using Apica’s technology, users can reduce the risk of project failure.
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Apica is a leading provider of load testing and performance monitoring solutions that test, monitor and optimize cloud and mobile applications. More than 250 customers, including Newsday, PricewaterhouseCoopers, eBay Sweden and Thomas Cook, use Apica for the highest possible performance standards globally and in the cloud. Apica’s products are uniquely designed for cloud infrastructure and have performed some of the largest published load tests ever conducted.
Apica WebExcellence Suite includes Apica LoadTest, Apica WebPerformance and Apica WebOverload, for testing applications for maximum capacity, real-time performance, improved load times and protection from peak load. Apica was founded in 2005 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden and Palo Alto, Calif., with offices in London and throughout the U.S. Apica was recently named one of the top 10 cloud management companies to watch by Network World Magazine and recognized as among the fastest growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa by Deloitte. To learn more about Apica, visit http://www.apicasystem.com.
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