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    The Importance of Monitoring Consumer ISPs Posted on August 20th, 2015 by Mehdi Daoudi

    At their heart, web performance monitoring companies have a basic goal: to provide their customers with the most comprehensive and accurate look possible into the health of their online systems. This goal is accomplished in multiple ways, but one of the most important is through synthetic testing from servers plugged into the internet backbone. Using […]

  • IT business goals
    Aligning Web Performance Goals with Business Initiatives Posted on July 29th, 2015 by Mehdi Daoudi

    The following post originally appeared as a guest byline on Multichannel Merchant. Ever since the internet and eCommerce websites were created, the needs of the end users have been at the forefront of the mind of every IT operations professional. It’s a perfectly logical prioritization to make; the customer is always right, so it only […]

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    Enhancing Catchpoint’s Alerting System with VictorOps Posted on July 20th, 2015 by Zachary Henderson

    When systems fail, it’s imperative to not only have the right data as it pertains to the problem, but it is also important to have the proper tools to investigate the problem, and to communicate the specifics of the failure to your team. In today’s data driven world, getting an alert about a problem is […]

  • RUM business impact
    Tracking the Business Impact of Performance with RUM Data Posted on July 15th, 2015 by John Lobisser

    Media sites and the teams that are tasked with developing and maintaining them face a unique set of challenges. Much like all IT Ops and Development teams, they need to be concerned with consistent internal and external monitoring to insure that the site is available and that it is performing within acceptable guidelines. The major […]

  • United outage
    United Exhibits Need for Monitoring and Failure Response Strategies Posted on July 8th, 2015 by Craig Lowell

    Not to be outdone by rival American Airlines, today United showed that they’re just as capable of stranding passengers due to IT failures. Citing what they called a “network connectivity issue” and what the FAA referred to as “user request due to automation issues,” the internal systems used by United to coordinate their flights broke […]

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    What is DevOps, Anyway? Posted on July 7th, 2015 by Maria Eldridge

    DevOps has quickly become the most over-used, ambiguous term in IT. It’s being used to reference everything from job titles to technology practices, but the truth is that DevOps is more of a culture than anything else. It’s a culture where working together is encouraged in order to create a seamless automation of processes, from […]

  • Dynatrace Keynote merger
    Congratulations to Dynatrace-Keynote, But Please Get Your Facts Straight Posted on June 17th, 2015 by Craig Lowell

    The web performance monitoring community is a special niche of the larger IT industry; it’s undoubtedly a small world. It’s just not as small as Dynatrace and Keynote apparently believe it to be. After Thoma Bravo acquired both companies several months ago, it was obvious that a merger was forthcoming, with the public announcement being […]

  • google search mobilegeddon
    The Hidden Effects of Mobilegeddon on Desktop Sites Posted on June 15th, 2015 by Craig Lowell

    When Google announced their new Mobilegeddon guidelines – a series of mobile-friendly optimization requirements that was supposed to affect websites’ mobile search rankings on Google – the natural inclination for most businesses was to quickly adhere to those stipulations so as not to fall behind the competition when mobile users searched for their sites and […]

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    Navigation Timing Is Back in Safari, but Will It Stay? Posted on June 11th, 2015 by Craig Lowell

    Tell us if you’ve heard this one before. While WWDC 2015 produced more juicy stories such as their announcement of Apple Music and how the release of iOS9 is their most aggressive play yet to steal market share from their competitors, we noticed one little-reported aspect of the new operating system that is more about […]

  • web performance modern infrastructure
    Managing Web Performance in a Modern World Posted on June 2nd, 2015 by Mehdi Daoudi

    This article was originally published on Internet Retailer. As the scope and functionality of websites and applications continue to grow, the complexity of online systems is rising as well. New infrastructure is often needed to deliver web content globally, and various third party technologies and tags are often incorporated into a site to boost its […]

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