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What Data Points Should You be Monitoring when Measuring Web Performance

Measuring Web Performance Needless to say, top-notch web performance is crucial for any company, regardless of size. When monitoring the real-time performance of a website or application, there are a number of measurable data points and operations that should be clearly understood in order to gain an accurate analysis of a site’s performance levels and […] Continue reading

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Learning from the British Airways Outage

British Airways is still reeling from its catastrophic IT outage over the holiday weekend, and as we approach the 7-day mark since thousands of travelers around the world were left in limbo by the airline, questions have yet to be answered on exactly what went wrong. A power surge has been blamed for crashing BA’s global […] Continue reading

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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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Cyber Monday Web Performance Index Top 100

The end of shopping for 2016 is coming to a close and boy has this year been a big one. According to Fortune.com “U.S. online sales gained momentum on Cyber Monday and are set to surpass initial expectations by hitting a record $3.39 billion as consumers snapped up deals on the busiest day of the […] 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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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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Is your Website Black Friday Ready?

When running an ecommerce website, downtime is the equivalent of locking your doors to the public. Not only are you not doing business, you’re actively pushing your customers into the arms of the competition. There are several failure points you have to research carefully to avoid, including having a good hosting provider and using a […] Continue reading

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Application Performance as a KPI for e-business

Web application load times can make the difference between your e-business thriving or dying. Speedy load times are so essential to a web application’s success that they should be considered a key performance indicator. Comparing sales data with performance data establishes a direct relationship between the two: A platform that performs faster will lead to […] Continue reading

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4 Ways Online Retailers Can Shine This Holiday Season

Online retailers depend heavily on the holiday season for a healthy bottom line. It’s the busiest time of the year in many retail industries, and there’s a substantial uptick in customers looking to spend money. The objective is to seize that spike in potential customers while it’s there. The National Retail Federation notes that online shoppers […] Continue reading

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5 Ways to Speed Up Your eCommerce Site

A fast-loading, reliable website is essential for a successful eCommerce website. Even if your company’s site is running smoothly, any ground lost in performance can cost business. It’s widely cited that pages need to load in two seconds or less to avoid losing visitors. According to an Aberdeen Group study, a single second of page […] Continue reading

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