MINDBODY Outage Leaves Thousands Of Apps and Websites Down

Don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone. Globally businesses are feeling the stinging pain of this phrase, as MINDBODY, a cloud-based solutions provider for online booking, experienced a national and long major outage yesterday. MINDBODY brands itself as a “leading … [Read more...]

Open Banking and Open Standards: A Match Made in Heaven?

Last week we discussed the importance of APIs for Open Banking, and how financial organizations are looking to APIs as the primary building block to transform their digital presence. Reliance on APIs makes sense for financial industries in particular, as APIs can help … [Read more...]

Is Open Banking Doomed?

For years, financial institutions were revered as conservative, predictable, and stable. Until chaos erupted in 2008, and Since then, the demand for transparency and increased consumer power has boiled abruptly to the surface, requiring financial institutions to move quickly … [Read more...]

If HQ Trivia Wants to Change the Game, It’s Got to Change Its Performance.

Disruption is no easy task. Take it from trailblazers like Netflix, Lyft, and Grubhub, performance is everything. In a day and age where almost any idea can be replicated, staying ahead of competition is key to user retention and adoption, and a major factor of delighting … [Read more...]

Take Your OpenAPI Specification files to a Whole New Level with AlertSite API Monitoring

In our digital economy, innovation never stops. Increasingly, companies are recognizing the value of design as an imperative part of the software development lifecycle. API definition formats such as OpenAPI (formerly known as Swagger) provide a contract for development … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Why the Blackout Was the Best Ad of the Super Bowl

Super Bowl LII –  the day the TV went dark. It was the moment they’d been waiting for- the Super Bowl was finally here. NBC had captured the attention of over 103.4 million viewers, and for a brief moment in time viewers’ attention was the last thing they wanted.  For 30 … [Read more...]

3 Ways AlertSite API Monitoring Can Up Your User Experience In 2018

It’s no doubt that user experience can make or break your business. It’s also no mystery that APIs help drive continuous innovation in both mobile and web digital assets to help you create a seamless user experience. Whether it’s an API call to PayPal for your checkout … [Read more...]

Keeping an Eye on Your Invisible Infrastructure

64 Billion Gigabytes of data were stored this year by the U.S. economy alone. As we evolve to continuously rely on our digital environment, our digital footprint will continue to grow. This footprint, hidden to most of us, is fueled and supported by invisible infrastructure … [Read more...]

Just Another Manic [Cyber] Monday…

For most companies, Cyber Monday is a huge shopping day. Ringing in over $3.45 billion in 2016, this year is expected to top $6.6 billion in sales, 16.5 percent growth compared to last year. That is, if your digital assets are performing properly. Any hint of slowness or … [Read more...]

Will Digital Performance Set the Competitive Landscape for 2018?

In a world where the internet rules all, where 94% of business buyers conduct online research, and where e-commerce sales are poised to fall between $427 billion and $443 billion by the end of this year, we think it’s safe to say that your website is a vital part of your … [Read more...]