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    Delivering Strong User Experiences in This Increasingly Digital World Posted on January 5th, 2017 by Mehdi Daoudi

    This article was originally published as a byline for CMS Wire. Given the increasing reliance on digital systems to accomplish many everyday tasks, there’s no denying the performance — specifically, speed, and reliability — of these systems is critical to ensuring end users will have a positive experience. At the forefront are industry giants like […]

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    Maslow’s Hierarchy of Digital Experience Needs Posted on January 4th, 2017 by Dawn Parzych

    In 1943, a psychology theory was introduced by Abraham Maslow outlining a hierarchy of needs.  The hierarchy describes the stages of growth, starting with basic survival needs and moving onto more complex needs. If basic needs are not met, higher-level needs will not be attainable and individuals will feel anxious and tense. The needs are:   […]

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    Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016 Posted on December 28th, 2016 by Maria Eldridge

    Each year, we like to take a look back to reflect on the biggest and most popular stories covered on our blog. From DDoS attacks to best-practice tips, here are your favorites from 2016: Performance Impact of Third Party Components Understanding the performance and impact third party content has on a website isn’t a new thing.   […]

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    50 Mobile Performance Stats You Need to Know Posted on December 20th, 2016 by Peter Saulitis

    Your customers’ experiences on mobile are more important than ever. These 50 mobile performance stats say it all. MOBILE PERFORMANCE Mobile pages make an average of 214 server requests, and nearly half of all server requests are ad-related. [i] The average weight of the content on mobile sites is 1.49 MB, which takes 7 seconds […]

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    Web Performance 101: Optimizing Javascript Posted on December 16th, 2016 by Kameerath Kareem

    Javascript redefined web applications ushering in a new era of dynamic websites with fluid responsive designs. It has gained a strong following among developers, popular libraries and frameworks like JQuery and Angular JS are all built with Javascript. The endless design possibilities that Javascript provides coupled with the numerous libraries available today makes it an […]

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    5 Reasons Synthetic Monitoring is More Important than Ever Posted on December 15th, 2016 by Dennis Callaghan

    This post originally appeared as a bylined article in Website Magazine. Synthetic monitoring is hardly a new technology. It’s been around almost as long as the commercial World Wide Web has. But the importance of monitoring the performance and availability of a web application by simulating users’ interactions with that application, from around the globe, […]

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    My Firsthand Account of a Third Party Problem Posted on December 14th, 2016 by Mehdi Daoudi

    In the digital world, performance, availability, and reliability are key pillars of business that can impact revenue, reputation, and operational excellence. We often write about the impact that third-party services have on performance on our blog, but sometimes that impact is felt in our personal lives as well. Every year, we monitor major retailers’ performance and […]

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    Managing DNS Performance Has Never Been More Critical Posted on December 9th, 2016 by Dennis Callaghan

    October’s massive distributed denial of service on Dyn DNS proved once again the importance and yet, the vulnerability of DNS. Dyn’s managed DNS services were hit in three separate waves from morning to evening, taking down major websites like Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, and SoundCloud in the process. DDoS attacks on managed DNS services are […]

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