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    Effects of Back to School Sales on Holiday Shopping Season Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by Craig Lowell

    The world of eCommerce is a never-ending string of challenges that must be met. As soon as one major sale is over, online retailers are already looking ahead to the next one. And from a DevOps perspective, that means making sure that the site can handle the next traffic surge by learning from the lessons […]

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    Catch(point)ing Up With Velocity New York 2014 Posted on September 17th, 2014 by Catchpoint Systems

    Velocity NY has wrapped up, and it was a smashing success thanks to hosts O’Reilly Media, as well as all of the sponsors, speakers, and exhibitors (we’re especially fond of one in particular). But we know that not everyone could make it this year, so here’s a brief glimpse of what you missed from CEO […]

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    Holiday Shopping Guide: What To Do When Failure Happens Posted on September 11th, 2014 by Brandon DeLap

    No matter how much you monitor and how well you prepare, web failures are going to happen; it’s an unfortunate reality of life in the DevOps world. Sometimes it’s a redirect to a boring 404 page, a shopping cart gets deleted minutes before a sale ends, or your entire infrastructure experiences an outage during the […]

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    Why We’re Participating in Internet Slowdown Day Posted on September 10th, 2014 by Mehdi Daoudi

    No one wants to see the spinning loading screen. We can all agree on that, right? Now imagine if you saw it over and over and over. Want to check out your Facebook newsfeed? Latency. Want to see a video clip on YouTube? Latency. Want to relax at home after work by catching up on […]

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    Is Your eCommerce Site Optimized for the Holiday Shopping Season? Posted on September 5th, 2014 by Robert Castley

    November 28, 2014, the day after Thanksgiving, is Black Friday. Based on sales from last year, most Black Friday events will start earlier on Thanksgiving and extend later throughout the Black Friday weekend and into Cyber Monday 2014 (December 1). So…is your site ready for a double whammy and one helluva busy weekend? Shoppers will […]

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    Tales of Latency: Cyber Monday Catastrophe Posted on September 2nd, 2014 by Craig Lowell

    The following is based on a true story. The names have been omitted, and the places and times changed to protect those who suffered from slow internet. Everything was all set. A hot cup of coffee was sitting next to the keyboard, the entire family’s wish lists were laid out in front of the monitor, […]

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    The Irony of Google’s HTTPS Mandate Posted on August 12th, 2014 by Craig Lowell

    With last week’s announcement that Google will start rewarding those sites with HTTPS security configurations with better search result rankings, many companies will now be faced with a difficult decision. HTTPS is used as an added layer of security to standard HTTP sites, and has become necessary for companies that deal in eCommerce, financial tracking, […]

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    Why Internal Application Monitoring Is Not What Your Customer Needs Posted on August 7th, 2014 by Mark Montaquila

    When faced with choosing between internal application monitoring and external synthetic monitoring, many business professionals are under the impression that as long their website is up and running, then there must not be any problems with it. This, however, couldn’t be further from the truth. The need for an external synthetic monitoring tool is actually more […]

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