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  • omnichannel-luxury-retail
    The Challenge of Omnichannel for Luxury Retail Brands Posted on April 6th, 2017 by Peter van Gils

    Almost all of the luxury brands that we work with are somewhere on the long and winding road between multichannel and omnichannel. For outsiders, this seems to be a small step but in reality, this is an extremely complex transition. In the luxury industry, multichannel often means that the brands have created an online channel […]

  • tracking changes
    Tracking Changes to Your Website With Performance Monitoring Posted on June 21st, 2016 by Peter van Gils

    More and more companies are going agile, developing software in incremental, rapid cycles. This results in small incremental releases with each release building on previous functionality. Changes made in these incremental releases are continuously integrated with the existing code. Testing is obviously very important in these agile environments to ensure that these frequent changes don’t […]

  • Web speed
    How Fast is Fast Enough? Posted on April 28th, 2016 by Peter van Gils

    All of our customers understand the importance of having high quality websites. They work hard to ensure an excellent customer experience and maximum availability. Ensuring fast response times is business as usual for them—but how fast is fast enough? Most people understand that the economic law of diminishing returns (beyond a certain point, added investments […]

  • SaaS
    Has SaaS Become Mission Critical for You? Posted on April 8th, 2016 by Peter van Gils

    Software as a Service has been around for a while. In its early years—late 1990s-early 2000s—it was mostly aimed at individual and departmental use, but in more recent years SaaS has been deployed at the enterprise level. There are companies that don’t use anything else. In the beginning, SaaS was used by companies more for […]

  • Web performance in China
    Web Performance in China is Different Posted on March 30th, 2016 by Peter van Gils

    One topic that is almost always on the agenda during customer meetings these days is the performance (or lack thereof) of websites in China. The companies that I’m meeting with are not newcomers in the world of ecommerce. They are almost all leaders in their market segments (luxury, consumer goods, fashion, automotive) and they have […]

  • Chief Performance Officer
    Is It Time for a Chief Performance Officer? Posted on February 17th, 2016 by Peter van Gils

    Modern web applications are technically complex and consist of a large number of different hardware components, software applications, network connections and a wide range of different skills and knowledge. In a large enterprise, that automatically means that the ownership of all of these parts is distributed across the organization and even across multiple infrastructure and […]