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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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[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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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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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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The Cost of Downtime

Improving performance and eliminating downtime are two sides of the same coin when it comes to client conversions on your company’s web platforms. While the former is related to improving sales, the latter is concerned with keeping the sales your business already has. If your business has never needed to recover from an outage, consider yourself lucky: 90 […] Continue reading

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3 Ways to Avoid Downtime: What We Learned From Amazon’s Outage

Amazon’s outage (S3 web-based storage) in Northern Virginia caused large-scale disruption for many companies – not to mention the financial consequences of dreaded downtime. There are several important lessons businesses should take from this unprecedented failure, the key takeaway being that preparation is paramount. If Amazon’s cloud can go down, then any site is at […] Continue reading

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How To Remediate Service Disruptions Quickly And Effectively

Part 2 of 3-Part Series. Part 1 here. Skeptical about creating a monitoring strategy? Don’t be. Your business will get much more out of your monitoring services if you put more work into developing and implementing a clear strategy. In fact, the key to quickly and effectively restoring service after a disruption is to follow an established strategy that identifies problems early […] Continue reading

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Website Monitoring: Looking At How Overload Outages Develop

Website and mobile application overload outages quickly eat into your business’s bottom line. With the right preparation, load testing and monitoring can help your business keep an eye on both existing and potential traffic trends to predict outage risks. Outages from overloads are not usually random or unpredictable, and can typically be avoided if your business knows how to act on the telltale signs. Server […] Continue reading

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Website Monitoring and Regional Outages

If a customer, client, or business associate contacts your staff in a panic about being unable to access one of your company’s websites, but the site works just fine on your end, they are likely experiencing a regional outage. The performance and accessibility you personally experience on your websites may not reflect what people experience […] Continue reading

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