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How Performance Monitoring is Like Having an Ever-Present Code Proofreader

Performance monitoring is a lot like having an ever-present code proofreader who keeps looking over your company’s website and application code for performance issues on a never-ending basis. Programmers and writers have a lot in common when it comes to editing their work: generally, they do a great job of catching major errors that break […] Continue reading

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Where do your Website Problems really Lie?

When the check engine warning light comes on in your car you may find yourself chasing error codes to find out what the problem is. When the mechanic attaches his diagnostic equipment he will be presented a code that the computer provides. What often turns out to be true, however, is that the error code […] Continue reading

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Why your Business Needs a CDN

A Content Delivery Network is a geographically spread-out network of servers configured to decrease the amount of time it takes for visitors to load a website. Using a CDN can make a huge difference for businesses looking to give their website an edge over the competition by creating a smoother user experience. Additionally, CDNs can help […] Continue reading

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DDoS Aftershock: SEO Damage

A distributed denial of service attack, or DDoS, is a bad enough inconvenience concerning your company’s website and application performance, so it’s even more frustrating to know that it could cause your site’s appearance in search engine results to take a hit. This is particularly annoying for businesses because the SEO hit doesn’t stem from […] Continue reading

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Routers: Both Targets And Perpetrators In DDoS Attacks

The most recent major distributed denial-of-service attacks have stemmed from hackers hijacking countless Internet of Things devices and using them to create massive botnets to knock down servers; however, other devices like routers are still major contributors. Routers have the unfortunate distinction of often being targeted during a DDoS attack and as a device capable of […] Continue reading

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Website Performance: Learning from Mistakes

When it comes to a website outage, customers will sometimes give the offending company a second chance, especially if the issues get swiftly amended. In fact, customer forgiveness is very important for businesses to redeem themselves following errors, allowing them to retain both loyalty and expenditure. But what happens when their site crashes again? Mistakes […] Continue reading

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Talking to the Machine

Written by: Richard Clinton, Guest blog post writer for Apica In a previous lifetime, when the world was not so fully digital, the Internet was just a nascent ARPAnet, and my job was manufacturing first-gen word processors, I worked alongside a bonafide genius named Mark. His troubleshooting skills were unmatched and his solutions were often […] Continue reading

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What Performance Monitoring & Professional Athletes have in Common

Professional athletes spend hours looking at game films. Their coaches critique their performance, praising ‘this move’ and suggesting how to do ‘that move’ better. All of this is done to gain a couple of milliseconds’ worth of advantage. Employers spend time reviewing their employees’ performance, letting them know how they can better serve the customers […] 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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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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