September 19 2018 By Posted in Expertise

AMP Google: 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 ...

April 24 2018 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 ...

Apps
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 ...

Network APM
February 13 2018 By Posted in Expertise

How is your network treating your applications and their users?

These days, most forward thinking enterprises are prepared to invest in improving the performance of their applications. They know speedy tools cut down on frustration and make their workforce more productive. But one of the hardest things about IT investment is knowing what to invest in to get the best results. Application chains are complex, ...

January 10 2018 By Posted in Expertise

Building trust between cloud providers and users with APM

A year ago to date, the European Commission published the results of a study on the economic impact of cloud computing in the Digital Single Market. It found that 303,000 new businesses, in particular SMEs, could be created between 2015 and 2020 through the development of cloud computing.   SLAs and cloud monitoring This cloud computing study ...

SaaS
December 15 2017 By Posted in Expertise

Why performance matters for “SaaS” software vendors

To keep pace with developments in usage patterns and contend with their customers’ financial constraints, more and more software vendors are adjusting their solutions to SaaS delivery models. In this article we’ll discuss how APM is an essential ally to ensure your SaaS strategy is successful.   Adopting a user-oriented quality ...

December 02 2017 By 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 ...

Black Friday
November 20 2017 By Posted in Product News

Is your website ready for the festive period?

The world has just found out how popular theoretical physics is to the public at large. Stephen Hawking’s 1966 PhD thesis was recently made available for free on the University of Cambridge website. Tens of thousands of visitors tried to access the site in only a few hours causing the site to crash. Still, people can hardly complain about a free resource being ...

November 06 2017 By Posted in Expertise

Study: Browser performance on European websites

Based on ip-label observations of a panel of four European websites, this post takes a look at how browsers influence website response times and, in the worst cases, degrade user experience.   Nearly one in two visitors uses Chrome Our most recent data from September 2017 show that European customers favour Google Chrome, with an ...