A Practical Approach to Connecting Performance Engineering to Business Value Over the years – through hundreds of conversations with IT professionals – I have typically found that one of the main challenges to performance engineering was not the technical aspect but the organizational-communication aspect. This Business-IT communication gap was the main driver for organizing the webinarRead More
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In each company who owns the performance function is going to vary, and it really depends on how important your web presence is to your business, whether it’s an executive a middle manager or further down the chain of command.
You might be surprised to learn that the biggest Internet properties tend to build their own tools, rather than buying them off the shelf from established vendors, but whether that approach could work for your company depends on a lot of factors.
A survey (free PDF download) conducted by the e-tailing group last March found that while more consumers are going online to make purchases on their mobile phones, many of them are still unimpressed with the mobile buying experience. And one of the key issues was connection speeds. The survey, which was sponsored by shopcoffeetable.com, aRead More
Performance Engineering & Real Business Results Performance testing and optimization are often neglected parts of enterprise application roll out and upgrade initiatives. The challenge for many IT managers is communicating the value of IT performance projects to business stakeholders who would benefit the most. Join us on 6/29 at 2:30PM ET for a short presentationRead More
It’s easy to get lost in aggregate numbers and not think about the underlying users those numbers represent.
Aligning Application Performance Management with the Business CIO Update has a great article about how good communication with the business is not only up to the CIO anymore but a responsibility of IT managers as well. They came up with a methodology which allows IT managers to better communicate the value of their projects toRead More
I came across this post recently called 4 Ways to Increase Your Website’s Revenue. It covered common Internet marketing strategy doctrine such as search engine optimization and using web site visit analytics to understand your customers better. Makes sense, but in my view it was missing one key element that could have a big impactRead More
When I talk to infrastructure and operations folks who are on the look out for an “End-to-End Monitoring” it always seems like such a daunting task. Too much IT vendor brochure-ware claims that their solutions provide ”True End-to-End Monitoring”. Below are three must-haves that I have identified which should be part of any end toRead More
While attending the O’Reilly Velocity Conference last week I noted five trends related to web site monitoring and this post outlines my findings.