For the past few years, our friends at VMblog.com have run an annual
prediction series forecasting the trends most likely to drive adoption of
cloud and virtualization technologies in the upcoming year. This is the
second year in a row that they’ve invited me to contribute, and I thought
long and hard about the assignment. After a deep gaze into my crystal ball, a
deliberate shuffle of the tarot cards, and much careful contemplation, I
settled on six major predictions, six changes to how solution providers and
organizations will approach performance management in 2013.
Some of these predictions I’ve already alluded to here on the Apica blog,
but I also included a few we haven’t yet discussed. VMblog.com published my
post a few weeks ago, and they were kind enough to let me share it with you
here as well. So read on for my post, “2013: The year of application
In 2013, mobile devices will pass PCs to be most common Web access tools. By
2015 media tablet shipments will reach around 50 percent of laptop shipments
and over 80 percent of the handsets sold in mature markets will be
smartphones. These trends were highlighted by Gartner research in their
”Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013” presentation at Gartner
Symposium/ITxpo, last October in Orlando.
Apple App Store has over 700 0000 apps¹, Android Market over 700 000 apps²
and Windows Market Place has in only 13 months reached 50 000 apps³. They
amount of developers working o... (more)
FAST TRACK: Apica named one of the fastest growing companies by the Deloitte
Technology Fast 500 EMEA
Great news! For the second year in a row, Apica has been ranked on the
Deloitte Technology Fast 500 as one of the fastest growing technology
companies in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa). We’ve been
working diligently over the past year to add new partners; expand our
geographic footprint; deliver even more comprehensive cloud, web, and mobile
performance monitoring and testing solutions; and all around improve service
delivery for our customers worldwide.
And all... (more)
Thanksgiving weekend: the truest test of website preparation and performance
an online retailer can expect to encounter. It is the culmination of months
of strategizing and testing, of not only determining the most jaw-dropping
deals, but of ensuring one’s web infrastructure is strong enough to
withstand the barrage of shoppers lined up behind their monitors, index
fingers poised, ready to begin clicking their way through their gift lists
this holiday season.
If a normal shopping day is like peaceful spring shower, rain drops
pitter-pattering on a tin roof, think of Thanksgiving... (more)
Could you imagine NASA sending a rocket into space without testing it first?
What about a racing team putting a brand new car on the track without taking
it for a few laps to test the handling and stability? It seems to me that
testing is inherent in every technical field — except for website
development that is.
Too often we see websites where it’s clear that design was the main
priority, while testing the site’s functionality and user experience was
just an afterthought. What you’re left with is a great looking website that
feels like it is being sent over the Internet via car... (more)