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    Words of Wisdom from 18 Women in Tech Posted on March 8th, 2017 by Dawn Parzych

    As International Women’s Day approached, I thought about what I could do to recognize this day. Recently the news has been filled with stories from women like Susan Fowler at Uber and AJ Vandermeyden at Telsa about the discrimination and harassment that is pervasive in tech. These stories need to be told and shared, but […]

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    The Case for DNS Redundancy Posted on February 23rd, 2017 by Kameerath Kareem

    The Domain Name System, or DNS, provides the location/IP address of the server that hosts the domain that you are trying to access. The DNS resolution process (as explained in the image below) is the first step in the sequence of events that are triggered when you enter a domain name into your browser. If […]

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    A Bird’s Eye View Via Boxplot Posted on February 15th, 2017 by Catchpoint Systems

    The impact of website/app performance on the bottom line of an Internet firm is an undisputed fact (refer to our earlier blog for further discussion on the subject). Over the years, the industry has come to terms with no longer considering performance as an afterthought and making it a top priority. Now, performance analysis is […]

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    Impact of Third-party Tags on Performance: Take II Posted on February 8th, 2017 by Dawn Parzych

    Two years ago, we published an ebook on the True Impact of Third-party Tags. A lot can change in two years, especially when it comes to technology, so we felt it was time to revisit the sites we tested. In 2015, we analyzed sites across four verticals – US banking, ecommerce, news, and travel – […]

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    Performance Guide for Media and Entertainment Posted on January 31st, 2017 by Dawn Parzych

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve seen the studies on the affect of web performance on business metrics. Most of these studies focus on ecommerce sites, but that doesn’t mean non-commerce sites don’t need to be concerned with performance. Recently, a few studies from media and entertainment sites such as GQ and […]

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    The Slow Death of Retail as We Know It Posted on January 30th, 2017 by Mehdi Daoudi

    Last Saturday, our washer and dryer decided to call it quits after 14 years of amazing service. As you can imagine, this is a major crisis for family with children. P0 priority! All hands on deck! Therefore, Sunday at 7 AM, we were in front of our local Home Depot in a hurry to replace the […]

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    Monitoring Dynamic Multi-Step Transactions Posted on January 30th, 2017 by Dawn Parzych

    Last week, I tried to book a hotel for an upcoming business trip. I logged into the travel portal entered the city and dates of travel and clicked search. Then, I waited and waited and waited and waited, yet nothing happened. I tried again; same results. At this point, I gave up and moved onto […]

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    Web Performance 101: Critical Render Path Posted on January 27th, 2017 by Kameerath Kareem

    The success of a website is directly proportional to the users’ digital experience. In the age of tech, savvy consumers, and competitive targeted marketing, speed matters. Users expect websites to load fast – the faster the user can view the webpage, the better the digital experience. We’ve already discussed how page size, images, and scripts […]

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    Poor Performance Cost SaaS Businesses an Average of $195K in 2016 Posted on January 18th, 2017 by Peter Saulitis

    But it’s actually much more. We work closely with the technology professionals responsible for monitoring the world’s largest SaaS solutions and have an intimate understanding of how important performance is to their businesses. To fully understand the pains and costs pertaining to performance across the SaaS industry, we worked with TechTarget, a trusted technology media […]

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    Performance Predictions for 2017 Posted on January 11th, 2017 by Kameerath Kareem

    The year 2016 witnessed amazing progress in the field of technology – from Internet of Things (IoT) and augmented/virtual reality going mainstream, to innovations like testing the first-ever reusable rocket. The IT industry also saw a number of advancements including the rise of Cloud and serverless computing and the growing implementation of DevOps that has […]

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