June 15 2017 Posted in Expertise
The keys to successful, high-performing websites
Web response times: it’s all about the browser… and other things! It is useful to start with a comparative study into how browsers affect the response times of websites. We have the tools to test one or more sites whose visitors use a variety of browsers. It is not enough to test the top 3 (Chrome, Firefox, IE), because from one ...
April 10 2017 Posted in APM
Using APM to address shadow IT
Why bring application performance management to shadow IT? How is this possible with so many “off the grid” apps being used in silos across the enterprise? Shadow IT is a force to be reckoned with. The temptation is great to ban unilaterally approved (or even unapproved) apps and devices. These things are nevertheless a fact of life in corporate settings. Over the ...
March 23 2017 Posted in APM
Using RUM to make the most of your CDN investment
It looks like the CDN (content delivery network) market has reached cruising altitude. CDN providers are offering competitively-priced packages and not only that. The technology they use interacts well with other technologies like real-user monitoring (RUM). This is a good thing because sometimes first impressions can be misleading. Despite all they can do to serve your ...
January 05 2017 Posted in Connected Services
Carmakers poised to capitalize on mobile connectivity
For the New Year, let's revisit some of the trends and latest developments regarding the connected car. Following the Paris Motor Show, the “Mondial de l’Automobile 2016” held in fall late 2016, let’s take a brief look at three (of the many) connected vehicle strategies presented this season. Connected cars and user experience Ford ...
November 17 2016 Posted in Expertise
What is WebSocket, anyway?
WebSocket is a communications protocol that is part of the HTML5 specification. The API is currently being standardized by the W3C. The protocol is supported by most recent browsers. It offers the possibility of a persistent full-duplex channel between the server and the client. This innovation paves the way for a revolution in the design of dynamic, real-time ...
June 03 2016 Posted in Connected Services
Where quality of experience means quality of life!
There are many acronyms that make the internet of things so beguiling and bewildering. The latest, PWD (persons with disabilities) should be added near the top of the list of “IoT Most Significant Markets”. Internet of Things and persons with disabilities Major ICT events focusing on PWD or sponsoring PWD-tech panels now have a solid history of ...
June 22 2015 Posted in Expertise
Testing your infrastructure and your website in a complex environment
It is common practice to build a web site according to a responsive model, as is managing a mobile version of a web site. Pages are becoming increasingly complex and require sophisticated development of HTML code. Infrastructures are likewise affected by these evolutions, and are now hosted in the cloud. Measuring how web sites perform and their capabilities under load ...
April 21 2015 Posted in Expertise
New generation load testing
Conventional load testing consists of using several servers, called injectors, to simulate thousands of virtual users. They reproduce the main journeys of your users. But for a successful load test, it is important make sure you don’t miss the weak link. Today major changes are taking place in the IT sector and in usage patterns. These developments mean we all have ...
January 17 2015 Posted in Connected Services
Internet: the third wave – the biggest of all?
There are 28 billion good reasons to take an interest in the topic. The internet of things (IoT) is becoming the third wave of internet development. Fixed internet took us by storm in the 1990s, when about a billion people became connected. The second wave, mobile internet, brought aboard another 2 billion in the years 2000. The internet of things has the potential of connecting around 30 ...
December 16 2014 Posted in Product News
CloudScripting: visual replay of scenario operation from the monitoring console
We are pleased to inform you that several new features which were developed over the summer are now up and running in the Datametrie extranet: Calendar: flexible selection of start and end dates for a measurement observation period