Can Our CMO Learn to Record a Complex Web Transaction Faster than the New Star Wars Episode VII Trailer?

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If you're a Star Wars fan like us, you might agree that the new trailer for Episode VI: The Force Awakens released on November 29 felt like it went by at lightspeed. After all, it was only one minute and thirty seconds in length...which is nothing (especially compared to the … [Read more...]

Top 5 Application Performance Management Interactive eBooks of 2014

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A round-up of our most popular educational application performance management resources of the year for IT/Operations and development teams, bundled in a super neat interactive, digital format for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy, and happy holidays! 1. User-Centric Guide to … [Read more...]

Covert Operations: An Undercover Web Performance Pro’s Report from Inside an eCommerce Call Center

Your application server isn't the only place we deployed an agent this week…

  Though my day job is web performance, I occasionally work a night or weekend shift in the customer call center of a large public specialty retailer.  The retailer has many bricks and mortar stores, a catalog business and an eCommerce site. With this part time gig, … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday Website Performance: Post Game Analysis

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  Mid-afternoon on Cyber Monday this week we checked in with a “halftime” report to share some insights on website performance during the busiest online shopping day of the year. As promised, we are back with our retrospective analysis of “Cyber Monday”—which, in … [Read more...]

Holiday Season Shopping Cart Abandonment: The Global Website Performance Epidemic

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  Holiday-Season-Shopping-Cart-Abandonment-the-eCommerce-Web-Performance-Epidemic from SmartBear   Here we are again. It’s that time we prep for all year—making sure our website performance is optimized for holiday revenue, and watching our calories to … [Read more...]

Perfecto Mobile Monitoring Powered by SmartBear

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SmartBear and Perfecto Mobile have announced a joint partnership. We have developed an integrated solution MobileCloud Monitoring , powered by SmartBear, to provide testing and monitoring for native mobile applications. Let me take you through what we’ve done. Perfecto … [Read more...]

Just One New Kid on the Block in Gartner’s 2014 MQ for Application Performance

SmartBear's AlertSite UXM burst onto the scene in June 2014, making SmartBear the only new vendor featured in this year's Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance

Exciting news—SmartBear is featured in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application performance, the only new vendor added this year! Gartner’s annual report published by Jonah Kowall and Will Cappelli reviews leading vendors in the APM space. SmartBear acquired … [Read more...]

6 Challenges Facing DevOps and Operations Teams in 2015

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To say that Operations and DevOps will have a new set of challenges in the coming year is a bit redundant, as their entire job is based on solving problems and facing challenges. However the current and future landscape of tools, technologies, and processes is changing … [Read more...]

3 Takeaways from Velocity New York 2014 (and What this Means for APM Solutions)

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While exhibiting with the SmartBear AlertSite UXM team in Velocity last week, I managed to skip away from the booth quite a bit to squeeze in as many sessions as possible. The more sessions I attended, the more some common themes started materializing. The three themes that … [Read more...]

User Experience Is Bigger Than Data

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In a recent previous post,Why Today's APM Solutions Aren't Optimized for DevOps, I discussed the odd contradiction I’ve been noticing lately in the APM marketplace.  Fragmented approaches to APM are being promoted as solutions to support the DevOps ideal of continuous … [Read more...]