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 infrastructureRead 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 dozensRead 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 breakRead More

The 2017 Mid-Year Status Of Web Security: DDoS And More

While the recent WannaCry attacks have kept ransomware front-and-center in the news, businesses can’t forget about protecting themselves from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. According to ZDNet, Ransomware and DDoS are the top digital security threats the public faces today. While ransomware holds data hostage on one side, Internet of Things-based botnets create DDoS attacks on previously unimaginable scales on the other.Read More

Load Time Killing Content Creation Mistakes

We’ve previously examined many of the root causes of poor website and application load times on the technical side in the past like failing to implement a monitoring strategy and inefficient scaling. While IT staff and programmers have plenty to keep themselves busy with improving platform performance, some of the burden also falls on the people who createRead More

What Data Points Should You be Monitoring when Measuring Web Performance

Measuring Web Performance Needless to say, top-notch web performance is crucial for any company, regardless of size. When monitoring the real-time performance of a website or application, there are a number of measurable data points and operations that should be clearly understood in order to gain an accurate analysis of a site’s performance levels andRead More

Get your Website Holiday Ready with our Upcoming Webinar

A record $12.8 billion dollars were spent online over Black Friday and Cyber Monday alone last year. Over this period, as little as three seconds can come between you and your largest source of revenue – with Amazon at risk of losing $1.6 billion in sales if their website crashes. During the holiday season, yourRead More

What’s the Difference Between Automated Testing and Manual Testing

  Software testing is a huge domain, but it can be broadly categorized into two areas: manual testing and automated testing. Both manual and automated testing offer benefits and disadvantages. It’s worth knowing the difference, and when to use one or the other for best results. In manual testing (as the name suggests), test casesRead More

Civil Service and the Online Experience

The Apica team is looking forward to attending the government’s annual, cross-department learning event, Civil Service Live. The event, which takes place on 11-12 July at QEII Centre, London, attracts thousands of civil servants to learn, network and share best practice – with the ultimate goal of providing better public service. Government and Civil Service institutionsRead More