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    Another Integration, More Opportunities Posted on December 17th, 2015 by Maria Eldridge

    Most modern technology is driven by the desire to make every day tasks more efficient. Whether it’s wearable technology or a SaaS business tool, speed and ease-of-use are almost always at the core of their innovation. For that reason, Catchpoint has always made third party integrations a key product focus. We strive to make our […]

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    Goodbye Lines and Midnight Madness, Black Friday is Going Online Posted on December 8th, 2015 by Maria Eldridge

    After much anticipation, Black Friday weekend has come and gone, delivering an unprecedented amount of mobile sales. The shopping holiday that used to carry the stigma of shopping mall mayhem has been evolving into primarily an eCommerce event, thinning out the crowded brick-and-mortar stores and causing record-breaking traffic online. According to IBM, online sales for […]

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    Missed Target: How to Prevent a Cyber Monday Failure Posted on December 3rd, 2015 by David Snyder

    Black Friday weekend has ended, and apparently, ‘tis the season to be failing. Over the course of four days, the eCommerce industry saw a handful of its giants experience major outages. This kind of thing tends to happen every holiday shopping season—one or more high-profile sites crumble under the stress of so many shoppers as […]

  • Are You Ready for Black Friday?
    Holiday Shopping Preview: We’re Ready, Are you? Posted on November 23rd, 2015 by Dennis Callaghan

    The online holiday shopping season starts in earnest this week. Our benchmark e-commerce sites have been picked out, our tests have been set up, now we’ll see how well eRetailers have heeded our advice and the lessons of the past. Who we’re watching: We’ll be monitoring availability and performance for 50 sites. This includes top e-commerce […]

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    A Look Back at Black Friday Weekend ’14 Posted on November 19th, 2015 by Maria Eldridge

    Black Friday weekend is around the corner, and while most people are counting down the days until they can feast on their favorite Thanksgiving dishes, others are focusing on getting their eCommerce websites ready for a weekend of shopping madness. Despite the importance we’ve placed on preparing and optimizing your site several weeks before Black […]

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    Bring the Power of Catchpoint to Where You Need It Most Posted on November 17th, 2015 by Dennis Callaghan

    When I tell tech industry business contacts that I work for Catchpoint now, the reaction is fairly predictable: “Catchpoint? The web performance guys?” Or maybe, “Oh, that synthetic monitoring company?” Why yes, we are a company that’s come to redefine the web/Internet performance management space and “Synthetic Monitoring” remains our flagship product. But, Catchpoint does […]

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    3 Last-Minute Tips to Optimize for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Posted on November 12th, 2015 by Dennis Callaghan

    In just a little over two weeks, the online holiday shopping season begins in earnest over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, culminating in Cyber Monday. By now, most eCommerce sites have finalized their code, have a plan in place to ensure a quality online experience for their customers, and are busy testing against that plan. But […]

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    China’s Singles Day: Previewing the Biggest eCommerce Day of the Year Posted on November 9th, 2015 by Dennis Callaghan

    China’s Singles Day is upon us again this Wednesday, as the world’s largest concentration of Internet users gears up for a one-day online spending spree that dwarfs eCommerce in the US for the entire five-day Thanksgiving weekend, including Cyber Monday. First, some background: China’s Singles Day traces its origins to 1993, when students at China’s […]

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