Performance is a Journey not a Destination!
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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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    A Bird’s Eye View Via Boxplot Posted on February 15th, 2017 by Catchpoint Systems

    The impact of website/app performance on the bottom line of an Internet firm is an undisputed fact (refer to our earlier blog for further discussion on the subject). Over the years, the industry has come to terms with no longer considering performance as an afterthought and making it a top priority. Now, performance analysis is […]

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    Performance Predictions for 2017 Posted on January 11th, 2017 by Kameerath Kareem

    The year 2016 witnessed amazing progress in the field of technology – from Internet of Things (IoT) and augmented/virtual reality going mainstream, to innovations like testing the first-ever reusable rocket. The IT industry also saw a number of advancements including the rise of Cloud and serverless computing and the growing implementation of DevOps that has […]

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    Sampling Pt IIb: Simpson’s Paradox and Sampling Posted on November 21st, 2016 by Catchpoint Systems

    E.H. Simpson first described this phenomenon in 1951. The name Simpson’s paradox was introduced by Colin R. Blyth in 1972.[1] Blyth mentioned that: G. W. Haggstrom pointed out that Simpson’s paradox is the simplest form of the false correlation paradox in which the domain of x is divided into short intervals, on each of which […]

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    Sampling Pt IIa: Types and Example Use Cases Posted on November 4th, 2016 by Catchpoint Systems

    In Part I, we provided an overview of the metrics arms race and had walked through the use of sampling in this regard. We had also discussed the importance of baking in recency of data during sampling and some of the pitfalls of sampling such as the sampling error. Recall that exact measurement of sampling […]

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    Measuring Perceived Performance Posted on October 21st, 2016 by Ryan Pellette

    Back in 2012 Steve Souders published a blog post with the intention of helping to move away from using window.onload() as an indicator of website speed. While onload sometimes still has its place in indicating when a page is complete, we can all agree that onload is not useful for measuring user experience and perception […]

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    Got IT Complexity? Monitor the User Experience Posted on October 14th, 2016 by Dennis Callaghan

    It’s no secret that IT operations has changed a lot over the last decade or so. New technologies like cloud, virtualization, containers, and microservices have made applications and infrastructure more distributed, more efficient, and more flexible at the expense of predictability and manageability. This is why technologies like Catchpoint’s have come to the forefront in […]

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    Major Netflix Outage Disrupts Luke Cage Release Posted on October 8th, 2016 by Mitchell Zelmanovich

    Since its first original series premiered (House of Cards, circa 2013), Netflix has transformed the small screen, giving the average weeknight the potential to be pretty extraordinary. The streaming service has evolved into more of a culture than a service; even its name is now frequently used as a verb. So you can imagine that […]

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    The Network’s Impact on Digital Experience Posted on October 6th, 2016 by Dawn Parzych

    There’s a lot of talk these days about digital transformation and the digital experience, what seems to be missing from some of these discussions is the impact the network has on digital experience. In the run/grow/transform model of business most departments want to be a part of the transformation, but the network is typically thought […]

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    Is Your Mobile Site Holiday Ready? Posted on October 4th, 2016 by Kameerath Kareem

    A website that scores positively across all performance metrics is usually what every online retailer strives to achieve. With the variety of devices available to customers, it is not enough to build a website that works perfectly on a laptop or a desktop. A single customer may access the site from any number of devices […]

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