Apica Sponsor London Tech Week’s Headline event, TechXLR8

The Apica team is proud to announce that we will be attending and sponsoring London Tech Week’s leading Expo, TechXLR8. The event, which takes place on 13-15 June at ExCeL London, takes visitors on a journey between networks, tech, and consumer services. TechXLR8 brings together leading technologies by showcasing eight leading technology events; IoT WorldRead More

What Performance Monitoring & Professional Athletes have in Common

Professional athletes spend hours looking at game films. Their coaches critique their performance, praising ‘this move’ and suggesting how to do ‘that move’ better. All of this is done to gain a couple of milliseconds’ worth of advantage. Employers spend time reviewing their employees’ performance, letting them know how they can better serve the customersRead More

Webinar Invite: Overcome Agile Performance Challenges and Scale to Meet Increasing User Demands

Overcome Agile Performance Challenges & Scale to Meet Increasing User Demands Join us on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 at 11:00 AM PST Register here   With Agile test automation, load tests can be quickly defined and performed; still, when it comes time to interpret the results, it is often difficult to be sure what thoseRead More

Learning from the British Airways Outage

British Airways is still reeling from its catastrophic IT outage over the holiday weekend, and as we approach the 7-day mark since thousands of travelers around the world were left in limbo by the airline, questions have yet to be answered on exactly what went wrong. A power surge has been blamed for crashing BA’s globalRead More

Tips for Online Retailers in light of the Lululemon Website Outage

On Monday, May 25th Lululemon – a Vancouver-born, billion-dollar retail company – had a website outage that lasted just less than 24 hours. The company sees 17% of its revenue from online sales, and “just three days of an outage would likely have cost the company nearly $425,000 in lost sales.” This isn’t the first-timeRead 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 toRead 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 improveRead More

APIs and the Digital Enterprise

Application program interfaces, or APIs, are central to how digital enterprises operate today — and they will continue to play a vital role in shaping business operations for years to come. For the uninitiated, “digital enterprise” describes a business that utilizes technology on both internal and external levels to build and maintain a competitive edge. According to CIO, “digital enterprise”Read More