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The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts that this year’s holiday sales will increase 4.1 percent to $586.1 billion. But here’s a wrinkle in the data that nobody really records: The companies that are making money are those that have fast, responsive websites. Companies with slow websites won’t be cashing in this season. In fact, a Kissmetrics report on shopping cart abandonment found that 40 percent of people abandon a website that takes more than three seconds to load, and a less forgiving group of almost 50 percent of users expect a website to load in two seconds or less. This is just the latest in a slew of similar studies that have been produced since the dawn of the e-commerce era that concludes website performance has a direct correlation to revenue performance. So what can you do to ensure your web pages load in two seconds or less? Avoid the followin... (more)

2013: The Year of Application Optimization for the Device-Driven Internet

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 t... (more)

The Boy Scout approach to moving to the Cloud – be prepared with some Best Practices to ensure optimum performance

So you made a decision to move to the Cloud – well done. With the proper planning and approach, the cloud can provide the perfect dynamic infrastructure for your organization and your web sites and services. Following are five best practices to use. If you can consider these steps, you will find the transition less painful.   RULES of the Game.  Knowing that you will do well to pin your cloud supplier down to an SLA that relates to how your application performs – not to a certain size of billable infrastructure. TEST   to see how your application scales in the cloud. Is it stabl... (more)

What’s next for cloud application optimization?

You’ve depended on load testing and web monitoring to optimize cloud applications for years. But what if a technology came along that rivaled everything you thought you knew? Let us tell you what’s next for cloud application optimization in our webinar, “A Fresh Approach to Cloud Application Optimization: What’s Now, What’s New, and What’s Coming.” Join EMA Research Director Julie Craig and I at 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT on July 25 to hear why cloud applications challenge traditional thinking about performance and availability management, how developers can ensure their apps yield ... (more)

Is Twitter down?

Apica’s checks* confirm that Twitter.com experienced an outage beginning at 11:23 a.m. EDT. It remained completely down until 12:04 p.m., recovered briefly, and then became unavailable again at approximately 12:15 p.m. At 12:58 p.m. Twitter started delivering server-side error codes — or a “Twitter is currently down” message to some users. TWITTER OUTAGE: Lights go out for Twitter users on Thursday morning Twitter doesn’t appear to be completely out of the woods just yet. Users along both coasts continue to experience problems connecting. We’ll continue to monitor the situation a... (more)