Performance is a Journey not a Destination!
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    Google PageSpeed Double Loading: A Third Party Blind Spot Posted on March 18th, 2015 by Ryan Pelette

    As humans we often trust a product or tool, and innocently believe it works as expected. However, in today’s complex web world with multiple factors at play and products changing on daily basis, this trust could turn into a big blind spot. Two of the most popular dynamic page optimization solutions are Google’s PageSpeed products, […]

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    How to Prevent Third Parties from Dragging Down Your Web Performance Posted on March 16th, 2015 by Peter Saulitis

    Last Friday, we covered how the abundance of third party tags on a site can harm its performance, ultimately torpedoing the marketing efforts with which the tags are supposed to be assisting. Fortunately for IT, there are best practices and technologies that can improve your site’s performance in the face of all of these tags, […]

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    The Truth Behind the Effect of Third Party Tags on Web Performance Posted on March 12th, 2015 by Peter Saulitis

    Marketing technologies are exploding across the web. Digital marketers are harnessing emerging analytics, tracking, social, and advertising platforms to calibrate their 1:1 marketing efforts and maximize ad revenue. To deliver the level of personalization that customers have come to expect, a brand might easily use 20 or more web-based marketing technologies. Sadly for IT/Operations, most […]

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    Is There a DNS Doctor in the House? Posted on March 11th, 2015 by Craig Lowell

    An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but what if the apple itself is sick? Starting a little before 6 am EST on Wednesday, users across Apple’s various internal applications services such as iTunes, iBooks, the App store, and several others experienced growing frustration as repeated attempts to access these services were met […]

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    Packet Congestion Ahead Posted on March 3rd, 2015 by Roman Kurjewicz

    Why the 200ms delay? Over the course of our work, we have the fortune of diving into numerous network issues. One particularly interesting one involves a curious ~200ms delay in the acknowledgement of the response packet for small HTTP responses. This doesn’t sound all that terrible unless you have a number of small images, 204 […]

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    Internet as a Public Utility is the Best Solution for Net Neutrality Posted on February 17th, 2015 by Mehdi Daoudi

    For nearly a year, I’ve been writing about net neutrality – why it’s important, why mobile standards need to be included in any legislation, and how John Oliver broke the FCC website by talking about it. That’s why I was so thrilled when FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, after months of deliberation, released the commission’s final […]

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    Streamline Your Online App Use with Catchpoint’s Zapier Integration Posted on February 12th, 2015 by Mitchell Zelmanovich

    DevOps use a large arsenal of tools when dealing with site performance issues, including alerting systems that notify Ops teams at the first sign(s) of trouble. Once alerted of a possible issue, standardized procedures are followed to get to the root cause of the problem and deploy resources to find a resolution. These procedures can contain […]

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    Facebook Outage Highlights Need for Third Party SLAs Posted on January 27th, 2015 by Mehdi Daoudi

    “The bigger they come, the harder they fall” isn’t just a mantra for proverbial Davids looking to take down Goliath. In the case of internet footprints, it’s just as applicable. The Goliath in this case is Facebook. The social media behemoth went down yet again late last night for an hour, and as expected, the […]

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