Digital Desertion: What consumers expect from website and application performance

Consumers’ expectations of online experience are changing rapidly. Compared to just a few years ago, we’re more demanding and less forgiving of websites and apps, and organizations of all sizes need to bear this in mind–before they suffer ‘digital desertion’ from their customers. Recently, Apica set out to investigate just how much attitudes towards brands’ Read More

IT Superheroes: A Q&A with Theresa Lanowitz, founder of Voke Media

We recently had the opportunity to chat with Thersa Lanowitz, founder of leading analyst firm, Voke Media. As a former Gartner Analyst and an asset to the Jini project at Sun (IoT before it was IoT), Theresa has extensive knowledge in software automation, lifecycles, and emerging trends with companies such as Apple, IBM, and HP.   Theresa Read More

The Great Google ‘Meltdown’: Why Application Uptime Matters

Google is one of the few companies that seem to run the world, so it’s no surprise the outage touched what feels like everyone. This week the internet giant has been facing application uptime issues with multiple services including Gmail, Drive, Maps and YouTube. On Tuesday, potentially millions of users were affected for several hours Read More

AppDynamics Partners with Apica So DevOps Teams Can Ensure Flawless Application Performance

Apica is excited to announce our new partnership with AppDynamics. The content below is from the AppDynamics blog. IDG research* suggests nearly a third of employees who resolve disruptions reside in application development teams. These developers are regularly challenged to deliver business critical applications that provide the best possible user experience with high reliability. While Read More

Monitoring tools: A software rot watchdog

In addition to measuring performance metrics, website and application monitoring tools can help your company’s developers write better code by identifying changes that hurt efficiency. Monitoring tools can point development teams towards problems relating to active software rot, which describes how continual updates to software can deplete software performance and integrity. Your business can compare monitoring data before and Read More

Black friday 2017: When mobile sales overtake desktop sales

Mobile customer engagement service Mobify is projecting that 2017 is the year that people will spend more money on mobile platforms than traditional desktop computers on Black Friday. While mobile website traffic surpassed its desktop counterpart on Black Friday back in 2015, people were more likely to complete purchases on a traditional computer then. This year, Black Friday could easily top Read More

How to Handle the Holiday Retail Rush with Agile Performance Testing

All too often retail companies are unprepared for the holiday season, when traffic spikes put immense pressure on their applications and infrastructure. But with the right level of proactive performance testing and troubleshooting, you’ll be able to avoid dreaded downtime and ensure a great customer experience. In our latest webinar, Apica’s own Troy Presley and Read More

Location Monitoring: Looking at Regional/National IoT Preparedness

As businesses invest in Internet of Things technologies for new opportunities, it’s important to understand how technical and social factors play in to how well-primed a region is for expansion. The Internet isn’t created equally depending on where a person is, so while IoT devices may perform well in the coastal United States, elsewhere, the infrastructure Read More

Emerging IoT Technologies: More to Monitor, More to Test Beyond the Device

Internet of Things devices serve as one of the most exciting opportunities for businesses to grow but come with the caveat of far greater reliance on monitoring and load testing technologies. It’s very much a paradigm shift in how many devices-per-person Internet infrastructures needs to look at handling; it’s no longer one computer and smartphone each, but rather dozens Read More

How Performance Monitoring is Like Having an Ever-Present Code Proofreader

Performance monitoring is a lot like having an ever-present code proofreader who keeps looking over your company’s website and application code for performance issues on a never-ending basis. Programmers and writers have a lot in common when it comes to editing their work: generally, they do a great job of catching major errors that break Read More