E-Commerce

March 12, 2019
As a consumer, when you order products online, how do you expect them to get delivered? Some key requirements are: the product must arrive on time, well-packed, and ultimately must give you an easy gateway to return it if it is not as per your expectations. All this has been made possible via a single application. But what if this application doesn't function the way you want or cracks down mid-way, or probably leaks off information about you to some potential hackers? Technical uncertainty and digital chaos are the two double-edged swords dangling over this billion-dollar ecommerce market. Can Quality Assurance and Software Testing save application developers from this endless juggle? ...
January 30, 2019

As with managing people, choosing one style of monitoring over the other can lead to specific outcomes, particularly as it pertains to visibility into the performance and needs of the IT estate. That is why I argue that Digital Experience Monitoring can be successfully coupled with Application Performance Management for an accurate view into the environment that is not fragmented but augmented ...

January 28, 2019

The Riverbed Retail Digital Trends Survey 2019 reveals that it's essential to provide consumers with engaging online and in-store digital experiences if brick-and-mortar retailers want to remain relevant — or risk losing their business ...

January 25, 2019

Brick-and-mortar retailers are more apt to grow and maintain a loyal customer base if they invest in the digital experience they offer shoppers both online and in-store, according to the Riverbed Retail Digital Trends Survey 2019 ...

December 17, 2018

APMdigest invited industry experts to predict how APM and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2019. Part 3 covers website performance and the end user experience ...

December 14, 2018

APMdigest invited industry experts to predict how APM and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2019. Part 2 covers more about APM, monitoring and ecommerce ...

November 20, 2018
The 2018 holiday shopping season is expected to account for more than one fourth of annual US retail sales, according to Deloitte's 33rd annual <span style="font-style: italic;">Holiday Survey</span>. The study also found that the Internet remains the lead shopping destination (and continues to grow), with 57 percent of sales expected to occur through online channels ...
November 19, 2018

US online holiday sales will increase 14.8 percent, totaling $124.1 billion in 2018, while offline retail spending is expected to increase a modest 2.7 percent, according to Adobe ...

November 08, 2018

There's no place like the web and smartphones for the holidays. With the biggest shopping season of the year quickly approaching, retailers are gearing up to experience the most traffic their online platforms (web, mobile, IoT) have ever seen. To avoid missing out on millions this holiday season, below are the top five ways developers can keep their apps and websites up and running without a hitch ...

October 22, 2018

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just weeks away, Catchpoint has identified the top five technical items most likely to cause web or mobile shopping sites to perform poorly ...

October 18, 2018

Two years ago, Amazon, Comcast, Twitter and Netflix were effectively taken off the Internet for multiple hours by a DDoS attack because they all relied on a single DNS provider. Can it happen again? ...

October 02, 2018

Retailers that have readily adopted digital technologies have experienced a 6% CAGR revenue growth over a 3-year period, while other retailers that have explored digital without a full commitment to broad implementation experienced flat growth over the same period ...

August 06, 2018

Retailers are already busy prepping to avoid an Amazon Prime type meltdown during the holiday shopping season. However, rather than focusing efforts on coping with surges in traffic to your website, you also need to be thinking about the ongoing speed of your site ...

January 30, 2018

On average, global retail websites for consumers doing online shopping between Black Friday and the 3rd January were visually complete and ready to use within 2.5 seconds, according to a series of benchmark tests conducted by Dynatrace ...

December 06, 2017

The recent outage of the University of Cambridge website hosting Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis is a prime example of what happens when niche websites become exposed to mainstream levels of traffic ...

November 29, 2017

Cyber Monday is projected to hit a new record as the largest online sales day in history with $6.59 billion by the end of the day.

November 29, 2017

From Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, more than 174 million Americans shopped in stores and online during the just-concluded holiday weekend, beating the 164 million estimated shoppers from an earlier survey by the National Retail Federation ...

November 29, 2017

The average organization suffers five critical IT incidents a month, with each one costing the IT department on average USD $36,326 and a further $105,302 to the rest of the business, according to new report by Splunk and analyst firm Quocirca, titled Damage Control - The Impact of Critical IT Incidents. This is forcing IT departments to take resources away from the development of new services to maintain existing infrastructure ...

November 27, 2017

comScore reported US desktop retail e-commerce spending for Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday 2017: Thanksgiving Day (November 23) saw a 22-percent gain to $1.57 billion in spending to surpass the billion-dollar threshold for the fourth consecutive year. Black Friday (November 24) followed with an even stronger spending day with $2.36 billion in desktop online sales, up 20 percent from Black Friday 2016 and marking the first time it reached the $2 billion milestone from desktop sales alone.

November 22, 2017

As the 2017 holiday shopping season gets under way, with sales expected to hit $682 billion, this year could be the first that consumers spend more online than in stores. As more people flock to e-commerce sites than ever before, the potential threat to retailers from hackers increases exponentially ...

November 21, 2017

The biggest shopping weekend of the year is right around the corner and 69 percent of Americans — an estimated 164 million people — are planning to shop or considering shopping during Thanksgiving weekend, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

November 17, 2017

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, APMdigest asked experts from across the industry for their opinions on the best way to measure eCommerce performance, in terms of applications, networks and infrastructure. Part 3, the final installment, covers the customer journey ...

November 16, 2017

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, APMdigest asked experts from across the industry for their opinions on the best way to measure eCommerce performance, in terms of applications, networks and infrastructure. Part 2 covers APM and monitoring ...

November 08, 2017

While the majority of IT practitioners in the UK believe their organization is equipped to support digital services, over half of them also say they face consumer-impacting incidents at least one or more times a week, sometimes costing their organizations millions in lost revenue for every hour that an application is down, according to PagerDuty's State of Digital Operations Report: United Kingdom ...

October 24, 2017

On average, 83 percent of consumers in all markets are affected negatively by poor website or app performance. These alarming statistics are often born out of great web functionality expectations gone wrong. With APIs driving much of the new functionality on today's e-commerce driven sites, thorough testing has become more important than ever before ...

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