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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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    Front-end vs Back-end vs Network Performance Posted on November 3rd, 2016 by Dawn Parzych

    In the past when the use of the word “developer” referred to the individuals who were writing code for the application and database. There then became a need to create a category to describe developers who write user facing code such as HTML, CSS, and Javascript. This led to the emergence of the terms front-end […]

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    Holiday Ecommerce Tip: Keep Your Landing Pages Static Posted on November 2nd, 2016 by Robert Castley

    The phrase “static web pages” conjures up images of plain, single-column HTML sites from the web’s earliest days in the 1990s. Much of the web today is powered by dynamic, interactive content, capable of changing from user to user, with personalization driving more engagement. For the most part, the Internet is better for it. But […]

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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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    UEM: Closing Costly Visibility Gaps in Application Delivery Management Posted on October 26th, 2016 by Catchpoint Systems

    This is a guest post written by EMA Research Analyst Julie Craig. You can also find it published here. Today’s complex computing environments make it difficult to achieve the visibility needed to effectively monitor end-to-end application delivery. For many modern applications, User Experience Monitoring (UEM) solutions are the only real way to measure application quality […]

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    DNS Outage Was Doomsday for the Internet Posted on October 23rd, 2016 by Mehdi Daoudi

    What was supposed to be a quiet Friday suddenly turned into a real “Black Friday” for us (as well as most of the Internet) when Dyn suffered a major DDOS attack. From an internet disruption’s perspective, the widespread damage the outage caused made it the worst I have ever experienced. At the core of it all, […]

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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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