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

Testing Cycles – IoT Applications Need Testing, Too

The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer “the wave of the future”, but is instead ‘the wave of the present’. We are already living in a world where our appliances talk to each other, our vehicles reach into the internet to find traffic and other useful information, and our cities are gearing up to Read More

[Infographic] Is your Website Ready for the Holiday Season?

Last year, our Web Performance index highlighted how some retailers just don’t hit the mark when it comes to key retail events like Cyber Monday. With online spending expected to increase by 56% over the next five years, ensuring your site is ready for peak performance during busy times should be top of your agenda. Read More

APM for Dummies – Based on Gartner’s 5 Dimensions of APM

Application Performance Management, or APM, refers to the practice of monitoring software availability and performance. However, performance management tools go far beyond just measuring uptime and response time: APM services aim to improve the user experience through data that provides insight into how an application performs and why. In other words, the performance management application’s goal is to improve Read More

After the Test: 4 Considerations On Code Cleanup And Revision

Load testing and monitoring provide a wealth of insight into how your business’s online platforms perform, but the data is only as good as the use developers make of it. Performance data typically helps developers single out parts of the larger application that aren’t running as smoothly as they could, and identifies when updates impact efficiency. Development Read More

Third Party Impacts on Load Testing

You have a pretty good handle on how your application works. You’ve talked the design through with your development team and maybe even sat in on some standalone tests or watched a demo performed under lab conditions. Everything looked good until it came time to test your application with all of the third party calls Read More

Tips for Testing Election Websites and Apps

If your business operates election websites and apps, load testing is the best tool around to ensure your infrastructure can handle the massive traffic influx on Election Day. Your company doesn’t need to guess how much traffic it can handle: load testing for websites and applications can determine how well the current configuration will perform, Read More

Wrapping Your Arms Around UEM And DT

Wrapping Your Arms Around UEM And DT Digital Transformation (DT) revolves around optimizing business or organizational effectiveness using digital investments and IT services. A large majority of IT respondents say DT is a necessary exercise for securing the competitive differentiation that is essential to the future of the business. It is interesting to note that Read More

AWS Load Testing Project Questions

This is blog post #4 in a 5 post series Blog post 1: Rising to the Occasion: Using Load Testing to Optimize Cloud Server Scaling Blog post 2: Developing a Server Asset Scaling Strategy Blog post 3:  Planning Ahead: Load Testing-Assisted Capacity Planning In addition to establishing component scaling guidelines, the Apica AWS load test project set Read More

Planning Ahead: Load Testing-Assisted Capacity Planning

This is blog post 3 in a 5 post series Blog post 1: Rising to the Occasion: Using Load Testing to Optimize Cloud Server Scaling Blog post 2: Developing a Server Asset Scaling Strategy Application teams need to establish how much power each specific part of the system requires to expand capacity without wasting resources to address Read More