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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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The Holidays Are Coming. Is Your Site Ready?

The holiday season can lead to either a traffic spike or slump depending on the type of website your business operates. Regardless of website traffic being in a feast or famine state, this is the most important time of the year to assess the workload your infrastructure can handle. A site that’s ready for a […] Continue reading

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Understanding Your Infrastructure’s Usage and Load Characteristics

Usage and load characteristics are gauges for interpreting how much work an online platform performs, and how well it performs under stress. Understanding how your infrastructure performs isn’t as simple as assessing your car’s odometer to measure distance traveled, or its speedometer to measure the maximum speed. Usage and load characteristics provide insight into the […] Continue reading

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5 Ways to Better Identify and Eliminate Application Failure Points

Failure points—places in an application’s infrastructure, network or API where errors typically occur—can be the downfall of good code. Whether your team is plagued by common failure points or you’re working out complicated bugs, these points can be frustrating, time-consuming, and even expensive if extensive downtime is incurred. Here are five ways to identify and eliminate […] Continue reading

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