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  • filtering noise
    Signal Processing: Filtering Out The Noise Posted on June 29th, 2016 by Catchpoint Systems

    With cloud computing becoming ubiquitous and the advent of IoT, the problems associated with the three Vs of Big Data – viz., volume, velocity, and variety – would exacerbate. One routinely hears from speakers at every industry conference about the magnitude of the three Vs at their respective companies. However, very rarely is there any […]

  • security and performance
    Red Team vs. Blue Team – Security and Performance Posted on June 27th, 2016 by Mehdi Daoudi

    When a security breach or DDoS attack occurs, performance and user experience are the first visible victims.  As the use of cloud services continues to make security more important than ever, conducting internal war games is a great way to understand your weaknesses before a real catastrophe happens.  A common way companies test this is […]

  • UK Brexit vote
    UK News Sites’ Performance During “Brexit” Vote Reveal User Experience Gaps Posted on June 24th, 2016 by Peter Girard

    British news sites performed well during last night’s “Brexit” vote. Load times remained relatively steady as people flocked to online news outlets to follow the country’s referendum on leaving the European Union. Steady doesn’t necessarily mean good, though. The slowest sites took roughly seven times longer to load than the top performers. For users impatiently […]

  • NY Vs. Chicago Style Pizza
    Web Performance, Chicago-Style Posted on June 24th, 2016 by Mehdi Daoudi

    For a pizza connoisseur, comparing deep-dish Chicago-style pizzas to thin-crust New York-style can very often turn into a very heated debate. Just ask Jon Stewart. On our blog, we tend to focus a lot on failures and performance issues because learning from our mistakes is usually the best way to prevent them happening again. Today, however, we’re […]

  • ad blocking
    Stop Overlooking the Real Reason People Block Ads: User Experience Posted on June 23rd, 2016 by Mehdi Daoudi

    At Velocity 2016, the first keynote session was led by Bruce Lawson, CTO of Opera, entitled “Making Bad Ads Sad.” Rad! Having worked at Doubleclick for so long, this topic is near and dear to my heart, so it goes without saying that it hit the spot! It’s not just about the money. So much […]

  • tracking changes
    Tracking Changes to Your Website With Performance Monitoring Posted on June 21st, 2016 by Peter van Gils

    More and more companies are going agile, developing software in incremental, rapid cycles. This results in small incremental releases with each release building on previous functionality. Changes made in these incremental releases are continuously integrated with the existing code. Testing is obviously very important in these agile environments to ensure that these frequent changes don’t […]

  • Digital marketing performance
    3 Ways Digital Marketers Are Killing Their Web Performance Posted on June 16th, 2016 by Yancy Oshita

    The traditional tactics that served marketers for decades have become nearly obsolete and, thanks to the digitization of today’s businesses, marketers are being forced to adapt and rethink their strategy. The Web presents many unique obstacles that didn’t exist until very recently—users are incredibly tech-savvy people with very high expectations. Web performance now plays a […]

  • DDoS security
    Blurring the Line: Performance and Security Posted on June 11th, 2016 by Mehdi Daoudi

    Many factors can impact the user experience of a website or mobile app including bad code, bad architecture, infrastructure, external factors such as fiber cut, government interference (invisible hand), and CDN and DNS providers issues. Unfortunately, we now have to add another reason: Security. Per Google: A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is an […]

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