Web Performance

November 22, 2023

Within retail organizations across the world, IT teams will be bracing themselves for a hectic holiday season ... While this is an exciting opportunity for retailers to boost sales, it also intensifies severe risk. Any application performance slipup will cause consumers to turn their back on brands, possibly forever. Online shoppers will be completely unforgiving to any retailer who doesn't deliver a seamless digital experience ...

November 21, 2023

Black Friday is a time when consumers can cash in on some of the biggest deals retailers offer all year long ... Nearly two-thirds of consumers utilize a retailer's web and mobile app for holiday shopping, raising the stakes for competitors to provide the best online experience to retain customer loyalty. Perforce's 2023 Black Friday survey sheds light on consumers' expectations this time of year and how developers can properly prepare their applications for increased online traffic ...

November 20, 2023

This holiday shopping season, the stakes for online retailers couldn't be higher ... Even an hour or two of downtime for a digital storefront during this critical period can cost millions in lost revenue and has the potential to damage brand credibility. Savvy retailers are increasingly investing in observability to help ensure a seamless, omnichannel customer experience. Just ahead of the holiday season, New Relic released its State of Observability for Retail report, which offers insight and analysis on the adoption and business value of observability for the global retail/consumer industry ...

November 06, 2023

From broadcast blackouts sending college football fans into a frenzy to pre-sale concert ticket site outages causing widespread hysteria, the inability to get things done in the event of an app or website glitch is taking an emotional toll on consumers in the US ...

April 11, 2023

Audience hijacking is a widespread phenomenon that is estimated to disrupt up to 15% of e-commerce site visits, according to a survey conducted by Akamai Technologies ...

April 06, 2023

When it comes to digital transactions, Americans are loyal to the experience, not necessarily the brand, according to a survey commissioned by FullStory. This research reveals that 40% of US consumers say they don't care where they buy from "as long as it works" ...

March 01, 2023

While there is no denying the surge of traffic that the holiday shopping peak — especially Black Friday — generates for retailers, some shopper behavior patterns may be worth noting for other major spikes in online shopping throughout the year ... The challenge for brands lies in creating a web strategy that can scale website performance and manage the surges and spikes throughout the year appropriately ...

September 12, 2022
Statistically speaking, every year, slow-loading websites cost a staggering $2.6 billion in losses to their owners. Also, about 53% of the website visitors on mobile are likely to abandon the site if it takes more than 3 seconds to load. This is the reason why performance testing should be conducted rigorously on a website or web application in the SDLC before deployment ...
June 13, 2022
Today's users want a complete digital experience when dealing with a software product or system. They are not content with the page load speeds or features alone but want the software to perform optimally in an omnichannel environment comprising multiple platforms, browsers, devices, and networks. This calls into question the role of load testing services to check whether the given software under testing can perform optimally when subjected to peak load ...
November 22, 2021

The 2021 holiday season will be an inflection point: As the economy starts to ramp up again while the country still grapples with the pandemic, holiday shopping will be the most digital holiday season in history by a long shot ... The work must begin months before, as organizations learn from the year prior and take steps to improve experiences and operations, fine-tune systems, plug in new data sources to enrich machine-learning algorithms, move more workloads to the cloud, automate, and experiment with new tech. These efforts culminate in "API Tuesday" ...

August 04, 2021

Today's web applications are complex and, so to, are the networks and infrastructure that transmit the packets that deliver those SaaS applications. Bandwidth consumption and network congestion issues continue to plague the Internet, home networks, and Wi-Fi access points ...

April 26, 2021

On March 22, Android users around the globe suddenly saw notifications pop up on their devices saying that apps had stopped running. Critical apps such as Gmail, Google Pay, Amazon, Yahoo and certain banking apps couldn't be opened, creating widespread consumer concerns. Later, Google revealed the cause was a bug residing in the Android System WebView ...

April 22, 2021

Most websites that rank in Google's top 20 search results do not currently pass the minimum requirements for a good page experience set out in the search engine's new Core Web Vitals update which officially rolls out from mid-June, according to new research from Searchmetrics ...

April 19, 2021

Why are CDNs becoming more important to so many businesses? And how will they handle the new applications coming out over the next few years? APMdigest sat down with Mehdi Daoudi, CEO and co-founder of Catchpoint Systems, to find out ...

March 17, 2021

Traditional websites are simply not designed to handle hundreds of thousands of shoppers simultaneously. Whether one person is in the checkout or 150,000, shoppers should have a good buying experience. Headless PWAs are the answer ...

December 15, 2020

Industry experts offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2021. Part 4 covers logs, mobile APM and more ...

July 30, 2020

One of the most frustrating experiences for website visitors is a slow, unresponsive website. Worst-case scenario, a web bounce causes prospects to permanently bounce from your company. In an effort to help companies improve web performance, Google launched the Web Vitals initiative in May and announced three new search engine ranking factors ...

March 19, 2020

The 2019 State of E-Commerce Infrastructure Report, from Webscale, analyzes findings from a comprehensive survey of more than 450 ecommerce professionals regarding how their online stores performed during the 2019 holiday season. Some key insights from the report include ...

March 18, 2020

Robinhood is a unicorn startup that has been disrupting the way by which many millennials have been investing and managing their money for the past few years. For Robinhood, the burden of proof was to show that they can provide an infrastructure that is as scalable, reliable and secure as that of major banks who have been developing their trading infrastructure for the last quarter-century. That promise fell flat last week, when the market volatility brought about a set of edge cases that brought Robinhood's trading app to its knees ...

February 10, 2020

Only 11% of website decision-makers feel that they have complete insight into the scripts that they use on their websites. However, industry estimates state that about 70% of the code on a website comes from a third-party library or service. Research highlights a clear need to raise awareness of the potential threats associated with the vulnerabilities inherent in third-party code ...

January 21, 2020

The online retail industry has yet to have a Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend unscathed by web performance (speed and availability) problems. Luckily, performance during 2019's hyper-critical online holiday shopping weekend was better than in years past, as we did not see any systemic, lengthy outages. While no website went completely down, several retailers did experience significant problems. Why have online retailers yet to figure out how to be crash-free during this all-important peak traffic period? We've identified several reasons for this ...

October 22, 2019

By having a better understanding of screen resolution market share, the specific user bases' screen resolution breakdown, pixel densities, and other device characteristics, organizations are in a better position to deliver the right images at the right breakpoints, every time ...

October 21, 2019

An effective breakpoint strategy helps deliver sharp, properly sized images, which are some of the most compelling pieces of content on a web page. Lack of such a strategy can lead to jagged images or ones that take too long to render due to excessive size, potentially reducing the overall effectiveness of web pages — and driving down the quality of the user experience. In this blog, we will explore just how significant image breakpoints are to businesses, and some important device-related factors to consider in image breakpoint decisions to deliver the optimally-sized web image every time ...

September 12, 2019

Multichannel marketers report that mobile-friendly websites have emerged as a dominant engagement channel for their brands, according to Gartner. However, Gartner research has found that too many organizations build their mobile websites without accurate knowledge about, or regard for, their customer's mobile preferences ...

July 09, 2019

Shoppers won’t wait for retailers, according to a new research report titled, 2019 Retailer Website Performance Evaluation: Are Retail Websites Meeting Shopper Expectations? from Yottaa ...

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