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    Identifying Outages with Real User Monitoring Posted on November 17th, 2016 by Dawn Parzych

    Understanding the user experience is important for anybody with an online presence. Many analytics solutions are available to help organizations understand what page yields greater user engagement, what paths a user takes through a site, which pieces of content are most popular and how fast pages load. Real user monitoring (RUM) has grown in popularity […]

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    Top 5 Content Management Challenges You Need to Solve Now Posted on November 16th, 2016 by Catchpoint Systems

    This is a guest post from Cloudinary, a cloud-based image and video management solution. We are always looking for ways to help companies deliver digital experiences that will meet customers expectations in terms of content and performance. Tackling these 5 challenges is a good step towards delivering a top-notch digital experience. We are in the […]

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    The Highs and Lows of the 2016 Election Posted on November 15th, 2016 by Kameerath Kareem

    The marathon of a presidential election has finally come to an end. The online world has played a crucial role in building the campaigns of each candidate – media websites and other social platforms were widely used by both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to reach out to their supporters and to help voters decide […]

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    Holiday Shopping Tip: Tag Management Systems Posted on November 11th, 2016 by David Snyder

    Holiday shopping season is fast approaching, leaving ecommerce companies little time to make their final performance tweaks. Third-party tags have frequently been the culprit of some of the most catastrophic outages of previous years’ holiday shopping seasons. As the number of tags that are used on web pages continues to increase exponentially, web page performance […]

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    Web Performance 101: SSL and Web Security Posted on November 10th, 2016 by Kameerath Kareem

    The Internet is an ever-growing repository of data – data which can be accessed publicly, and data that is either personal or highly classified which can only be accessed by those authorized to do so (in an ideal world, at least). There are a number of ways in which this data can be stolen or […]

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    Sampling Pt IIa: Types and Example Use Cases Posted on November 4th, 2016 by Catchpoint Systems

    In Part I, we provided an overview of the metrics arms race and had walked through the use of sampling in this regard. We had also discussed the importance of baking in recency of data during sampling and some of the pitfalls of sampling such as the sampling error. Recall that exact measurement of sampling […]

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    Front-end vs Back-end vs Network Performance Posted on November 3rd, 2016 by Dawn Parzych

    In the past when the use of the word “developer” referred to the individuals who were writing code for the application and database. There then became a need to create a category to describe developers who write user facing code such as HTML, CSS, and Javascript. This led to the emergence of the terms front-end […]

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    Holiday Ecommerce Tip: Keep Your Landing Pages Static Posted on November 2nd, 2016 by Robert Castley

    The phrase “static web pages” conjures up images of plain, single-column HTML sites from the web’s earliest days in the 1990s. Much of the web today is powered by dynamic, interactive content, capable of changing from user to user, with personalization driving more engagement. For the most part, the Internet is better for it. But […]

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