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    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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    Your Velocity NYC 2016 To-Do List Posted on September 15th, 2016 by Maria Eldridge

    Fall is a pretty exciting time of year for IT. While the rest of the world seems to be craving all things pumpkin, we web performance pros not only have the holiday shopping season preoccupying our minds, but the O’Reilly Velocity Conference in New York City to look forward to as well. Next week, all of […]

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    Why The Gap’s ‘Scheduled Maintenance’ Feels More Like an Outage Posted on September 14th, 2016 by Greg Rubin

    This post was co-authored by Greg Rubin & Narangerel Bat-Ochir September is a critical month for online retailers. With one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year just a couple of months away, September is crunch time for ecommerce companies to wrap up optimization tasks before many enter a holiday code-freeze. This is also when […]

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    Holiday Shopping ’16: Learning From Last Year’s Wins and Losses Posted on September 9th, 2016 by Maria Eldridge

    Holiday shopping season is upon us once again and we know what you’re thinking—”Already!?” While shoppers still have a month or so before having to worry about the dreaded holiday music haunting them every time they step into a store, retailers should already be in the final stages of their preparation. This is especially true […]

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    Web Performance 101: Tuning Tips for Images Posted on September 7th, 2016 by Kameerath Kareem

    Visual content is an integral part of modern websites; even the most minimalist website designs rely on sharp clear images to perfect end user experience. The variety of screen sizes available today – from smartphones and tablets, to laptops and desktops- makes it important to use high quality images that render properly on any viewport. Blurry […]

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