November 05 2019 By Posted in Expertise

Citrix load testing

Citrix environments offer the advantage of sharing server resources to ensure good working conditions for coworkers. On the other hand, the risks of platform unavailability or delays can be greater. To anticipate incidents and guarantee application performance, the platform must imperatively be tested in real-life situations.     Complexity ...

October 31 2019 By Posted in Expertise

Full-service load testing: let the specialists give your applications a checkup

There are many good reasons for load testing: to ensure performance in peak traffic periods, optimize return on investments in digital services and, in the application lifecycle, for changes in the infrastructure, to deal with performance problems, and as part of quality practices.   Challenges that make load testing worthwhile Still, sometimes the ...

June 19 2019 By Posted in Expertise

Making sure cloud applications live up to expectations

A few years ago, cost-efficiency was a common argument in favor of migrating to the cloud. While cost is still an important factor, the primary reason cited by companies nowadays is to improve the speed of IT service delivery.   Speed is now cited as the main reason for moving apps to the cloud Speedy deployment and streamlined management of ...

June 12 2019 By Posted in Expertise

Measuring speech quality

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has established a recommendation for assessing the perceptual quality of speech in vocal communications.   Measuring the quality of voice communications Of the various methods, the full reference or FR method is the most widely used. It yields the most reliable results, but one constraint is the need to ...

March 18 2019 By Posted in Expertise

How end-user monitoring tools can contribute to continuous integration

This post takes a look at how and where end-user quality assessment fits into the software development practice of continuous integration and considers the advantages of solutions that interact with web, Windows and mobile applications.   Continuous integration and application quality Looking back over the past year, ‘continuous integration’ or ...

February 25 2019 By Posted in Expertise

Time To Interact, Speed Index: all about the new user experience measurements

The web is dynamic – so much so that everybody (web agencies, hosting providers, digital teams) claims your new site is lightning fast… even if no one agrees on how to measure it or what the numbers mean! It’s time take stock of the various metrics available to you and what they tell you about your website’s performance.   Is my site fast ...

February 06 2019 By Posted in Expertise

Sogeti Belux at ip-label’s Partners Days 2019

ip-label’s Partners Days 2019, three days of talks and workshops on January 23rd, 24th, and 25th, gave participants a release preview of version 4 and what’s new with Newtest. At the end of the day on Thursday, as a prelude to a pleasant evening at the Baden Baden casino in Germany, Sylvie Prime, Operations Manager at Sogeti Luxembourg, stepped up to address ...

September 19 2018 By Posted in Expertise

Google AMP: what difference does it make to mobile performance?

The title of this post was going to be “AMP pros and cons”, but that might have taken a turn for the political. Instead, here’s a simplified view of AMP technical advantages and constraints, focusing on the performance delivered to end users.   Optimization for better mobile performance The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project promises ...

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March 30 2018 By Posted in Expertise

Mobile Apps: from expectation to reputation

Whether your mobile apps make extravagant claims of sophisticated service or simply propose to accomplish a straightforward task efficiently, those promises create expectations. Not living up to expectations can damage your reputation as fast as disgruntled users can post their star ratings. Fortunately this state of affairs doesn’t have to be entirely ...

March 14 2018 By Posted in Expertise

Website performance impacted by Google Ad Services failure

On Tuesday March 13th, an unusual, or to put it more aptly, an extremely rare event occurred: a major failure of Google’s advertisement services. Let’s review this incident briefly to see what we can learn from it   Downtime for Google Ad Services: website performance impacted Our web monitoring tools found that there was a ...