One Dress, Two Llamas, FREE Performance Monitoring and the Future of the Internet

I wonder how many bored or stressed people out there were thinking to themselves, “I’ll never make it to the weeken—” just as they scrolled down to see the interweb gods had blessed our newsfeeds with the “Llamas on the Lam” story last Thursday afternoon. It’s fun to imagine … [Read more...]

11 Costly Website Crashes and Application Performance Bloopers to Learn from in 2015

Looking back a year from now, this is one annual roundup list you won’t want to make. Throughout 2014, we bore witness to an eclectic assortment of costly web performance hiccups that met the public eye, spanning many different industries, causes and end-users. Yes, your … [Read more...]

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

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

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

  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

  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...]

Cyber Monday Website Performance Play-by-Play: The Ruling on the Web Stands

  Here we are on Cyber Monday afternoon, and right on cue, the holiday shopping web performance-themed articles and blogs continue flow.   And it’s not just APM companies filling up our twitter feeds with attempts to spin up a Marketing angle—technology, business and … [Read more...]

Holiday Season Shopping Cart Abandonment: The Global Website Performance Epidemic

  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...]

This Holiday Season Help Your Website Achieve Peak Performance – Part 2

In part one of this blog series, I touched upon the enormous opportunity holiday season presents for any internet retailer. While this all sounds like great news for e-retailers, the holiday season comes with its own set of challenges. Even though customer spend and traffic … [Read more...]