Performance is a Journey not a Destination!
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    Sampling at Rescue in the Metrics Collection Arms Race: Pt I Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by Catchpoint Systems

    In a recent report from MarketsAndMarkets, it was forecasted that IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) market shall grow from $2.17B by 2015 to $9.79B by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 35.2% from 2015 to 2020. This coupled with decreasing cost of HDDs on a per GB basis (as evidenced from the plots […]

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    Performance Impact of Third Party Components Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by Dawn Parzych

    Understanding the performance and impact third party content has on a website isn’t a new thing.   Back in 2010 Steve Souders wrote about the complexity of third party content and published a table on the impact some components had on performance. The world of the web has changed quite a bit since then but the need to […]

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    Holiday Shopping ’16: Learning From Last Year’s Wins and Losses Posted on September 9th, 2016 by Maria Eldridge

    Holiday shopping season is upon us once again and we know what you’re thinking—”Already!?” While shoppers still have a month or so before having to worry about the dreaded holiday music haunting them every time they step into a store, retailers should already be in the final stages of their preparation. This is especially true […]

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    Web Performance 101: Tuning Tips for Images Posted on September 7th, 2016 by Kameerath Kareem

    Visual content is an integral part of modern websites; even the most minimalist website designs rely on sharp clear images to perfect end user experience. The variety of screen sizes available today – from smartphones and tablets, to laptops and desktops- makes it important to use high quality images that render properly on any viewport. Blurry […]

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    Web Performance 101: Page Size Optimization Posted on August 31st, 2016 by Kameerath Kareem

    Does it really matter? Do we really need to invest the time and effort into optimizing our website performance? If this is something you’re still debating, let us help you see the truth: Website optimization translates directly into improved website speed and performance, which means lower bounce rates and better conversions. So yes, website optimization […]

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    Web Performance 101: Page Size Metrics (Total Downloaded Bytes) Posted on August 26th, 2016 by Kameerath Kareem

    This blog will be a series of posts that will discuss some of the most important performance metrics. We will analyze real-time data and compare the top performing websites with those at the lower end of the spectrum. Best practices will be discussed in detail to help those who want to build websites that are […]

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    Designing for Optimum Web Performance Across Devices Posted on August 15th, 2016 by Dennis Callaghan

    Back in the Internet’s good old days, website design was relatively easy. Sure there were different browsers and operating systems to account for, but virtually all users accessed your site from desktop or laptop computers. Today’s web design game is a bit more challenging, thanks to the proliferation of smartphones and tablets. Mobile device usage […]

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    DNS Experience Tests: A Key Cog in the Online Ecosystem Posted on August 3rd, 2016 by Mehdi Daoudi

    A company’s collection of online systems is like a delicate ecosystem – all components must integrate with and complement each other, and one single malfunction in any of them can bring the entire system to a screeching halt. That’s why, when monitoring and analyzing the health of your online systems, you need a broad arsenal […]

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    DNS: What Can Go Wrong and How You Can Fix It Posted on July 28th, 2016 by Ankit Kumar

    DNS is a core component of the Internet. This rather complex system exists to perform the basic function of translating website Domain names (ex: into an IP address. It acts as the liaison between the language that users can understand, and the address of the data center or destination in which the site is […]

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    Can Other Retailers Keep Up with Amazon? Posted on July 21st, 2016 by Dennis Callaghan

    The second Amazon Prime Day came and went earlier this month with at least eight other major retailers joining in with their own online sales and promotions. When it comes to online retail, Amazon, whose total sales were nearly a third of the entire US retail e-commerce market last year, is a pace-setter that other […]

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