Synthetic Monitoring Best Practices

Synthetic monitoring best practices

This synthetic monitoring best practices guide will provide immensely helpful information for improving your website and/or applications performance-based customer experience. However, this information is only as useful as what your team does with it. According to a survey by Big Panda, IT professionals claimed “improving their organization’s overall monitoring strategy” was the biggest monitoring challenge in 2017.

This Synthetic Monitoring Best Practices Guide will help you understand why you need a monitoring strategy and how and when you can implement one. We will also offer you a first-hand example of a company who implemented a monitoring strategy and the success they saw from doing so.

Implement monitoring in the design phase

Often times companies start monitoring their website or application right before a deadline. Sometimes this is due to lack of resources or finances, but what companies don’t realize is how much more efficient they are once monitoring is utilized from the get-go. Monitoring should be an industry standard and carried out through design, planning and analysis.

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Take the most relevant scenarios and user journeys. At first, it’s hypothesis and as you collect more and more data you make it more of a concrete decision on what to monitor and adjust in the user journeys based on that monitoring.

The 3 Second Sweet Spot

An average user experience on amazon.com takes eight seconds. That’s your response time. Out of that just the homepage only takes about two to three seconds. That’s what every company should be thriving towards. People have the attention span of three seconds, so companies need to adhere to faster response times. Keep that in mind when developing an application.

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