Blogs by Craig Lowell
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    How Elevate Will Drive Continuing Professional Education Posted on February 24th, 2017 by Craig Lowell

    The importance of continuing professional education, particularly in a field as innovative and rapidly-changing as digital experience monitoring, cannot be understated. Performance monitoring is constantly adapting to accommodate the ever-changing IT landscape, and staying ahead of the curve when it comes to learning the best tools and strategies is vital for any company that seeks […]

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    Catchpoint Elevate: Go Deeper with Expert-filled Panel Discussions Posted on February 16th, 2017 by Craig Lowell

    The hallmark of a great tech conference lies in the amount of educational material that it provides its attendees, and the new ideas that they come away with after listening to talks and discussions by acclaimed experts. This April at Elevate in Las Vegas, attendees will not only hear stand-alone presentations from groundbreaking companies such […]

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    Prioritizing Professional Growth in the Digital Age Posted on October 27th, 2016 by Craig Lowell

    In a professional landscape where the third party vendors and tools that an organization uses have such a huge impact on their brand and their revenue, expertise in those tools is incredibly important. And that importance grows even more when it comes to highly technical tools such as Digital Experience Monitoring solutions. This makes professional […]

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    Monitor Ad Performance by Emulation of Organic Surfing Posted on August 11th, 2016 by Craig Lowell

    The world of online advertising has grown in increasing scope and complexity over the past decade. With the advent of customized ads based on an individual user’s preferences and browsing history, the advertising content seen by one user is often completely different from those seen by another user in the same basic location. While this […]

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    5 Tips to Get the Most out of Your Third Parties Posted on March 18th, 2016 by Craig Lowell

    One of the fundamental truths about web performance and user experience is that maintaining consistently excellent levels of both becomes more and more challenging as the complexity of a website increases. And of course, one of the biggest reasons why online systems have gotten so complex in recent years has been the increasing prevalence of […]

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    How to Use Third Party Data to Prove Your Worth Posted on February 25th, 2016 by Craig Lowell

    For all of the variances that the thousands of different online service providers have across a multitude of industries, one thing remains necessary for them to succeed: proof of their value proposition. The fundamental promise of any service provider is to deliver improved metrics in whatever industry it resides; but to prove it, a neutral […]

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    DNS Resolution and Its Impact on User Experience Posted on January 13th, 2016 by Craig Lowell

    When it comes to protecting their brand, there is little that any successful company would not do. But what if the brand is being damaged just by people being unable to find the store? If you think of the internet as a virtual network, then DNS lookup and resolution is like the 411 service. Websites […]

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    Another Facebook Outage Causes Ripple Effects Around the Web Posted on September 29th, 2015 by Craig Lowell

    Yesterday afternoon, beginning at around 3 pm EST, Facebook started experiencing intermittent outages around the globe for the second time this week due to what the company called a “configuration issue.” And over the course of the next 90 minutes, as the outages became increasingly prevalent, users flocked to a variety of other social networks […]

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    Politics and Performance: Trump Still Winning in Both Areas Posted on September 18th, 2015 by Craig Lowell

    The last time we looked in on the Republican Primary candidates’ websites, the initial goal was to see if the first debate resulted in any performance snafus due to increased traffic. Obviously every candidate wants to drive potential donors to their websites, and there’s no better time for them to do it than when they’re […]

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    Back to School Performance Results and Preparing for Black Friday Posted on September 11th, 2015 by Craig Lowell

    Back to School sales are more than just a harbinger of doom for children and a shining beacon of light for parents who can’t wait to get them back out of the house. They also serve as a valuable benchmarking resource for eCommerce DevOps teams, as the web traffic during Back to School sales doubles […]

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