Performance is a Journey not a Destination!
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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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    Velocity NYC Report: Is the Mobile Web Ready for a Comeback? Posted on September 28th, 2016 by Dennis Callaghan

    Last week’s Velocity New York conference by O’Reilly Media was held on the heels of new research published from DoubleClick by Google that concluded that mobile page load times of more than three seconds result in a 53% site abandonment rate. That’s not much margin for error for the devices that now account for 65% […]

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    Sampling at Rescue in the Metrics Collection Arms Race: Pt I Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by Catchpoint Systems

    In a recent report from MarketsAndMarkets, it was forecasted that IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) market shall grow from $2.17B by 2015 to $9.79B by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 35.2% from 2015 to 2020. This coupled with decreasing cost of HDDs on a per GB basis (as evidenced from the plots […]

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    Performance Impact of Third Party Components Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by Dawn Parzych

    Understanding the performance and impact third party content has on a website isn’t a new thing.   Back in 2010 Steve Souders wrote about the complexity of third party content and published a table on the impact some components had on performance. The world of the web has changed quite a bit since then but the need to […]

  • media and entertainment
    9 Reasons You Need a Digital Experience Monitoring Strategy Posted on September 21st, 2016 by Dawn Parzych

    Digital experience monitoring (DEM) is an emerging technology that goes beyond application performance monitoring (APM) and end user experience monitoring (EUEM). EUEM looks specifically at the human end-user or customer interaction with an application. APM focuses on the performance and availability of the application. Gartner defines DEM as the experience of all digital agents—human and machine—as […]

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    Diving Into Digitalization: An Expert’s Perspective Posted on September 20th, 2016 by Dawn Parzych

    Many years ago I stumbled into the web performance space and quickly became fascinated by it. Over the years I have worked at many companies, all involved in performance in one way or another; from Gomez to F5, and, most recently, Instart Logic, and watched as the space evolved. Joining Catchpoint feels a little like […]

  • Fantasy Football Fail: Why Testing Is Important Before First Major Use Posted on September 16th, 2016 by Greg Rubin

    This post was co-authored by Greg Rubin, Mitchell Zelmanovich, and Andrew Smirnov Football season has started once again, which means millions of people are glued to their TVs several times a week to watch their team play. This also means that just as many, if not more, are also logging on to their Fantasy League […]

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    Revisiting the Anatomy of HTTP: Pt II Posted on September 15th, 2016 by Mehdi Daoudi

    In Part I, we discussed the various components of HTTP request. In particular, we walked the reader through the details of TLS (Transport Layer Security), its impact on performance and how to mitigate it. Besides security, mobile performance has assumed the center stage owing to increasing use of mobile devices (as highlighted by June 2016 […]

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