The Week in Website Performance News

This Week in Website Performance is a weekly feature of the blog. It summarizes recent articles about website performance. How to make your web site better, how to improve your users experience when they come to your website and how to optimize the overall experience. Why? Because your friends at care.


Does Performance in the Cloud Matter?

Author: Rajesh Jain


This article highlights best practices around cloud performance strategy, with focus on the following steps: 1) Proactive performance and load testing 2) Optimize the application by gaining the end to end visibility 3) Benchmarking and comparing the deployed app on multiple cloud service providers 4) Right sizing the cloud resource/capacity planning. The writer offers useful advice for those who are considering moving apps to the cloud and who need better visibility into their performance.


Achieving best practices and methodologies for mobile performance testing

Author: Todd DeCapua


A recent survey revealed that users check their phone 110 times per day, showing that people are more connected to their devices than ever. Since apps are the vehicle for this relationship, mobile performance testing must be front and center. In this article the reader is directed to a recent HP-sponsored webinar that addresses topics like “how to” perform mobile testing in their environment, the role of virtualization, and getting clear views of ROI and the Business Value impact of implementing mobile performance testing in your environments.


Survey Reveals Current ERP Deficiencies Throttle Performance, but Many Users Bullish About Mobile, Social and Cloud Potential

Author: Epicor Software Corporation


A recent global survey by Epicor revealed several enterprise resource planning (ERP) deficiencies that are causing “organizational drag.” The major highlights of the survey are: 1) Half of Respondents Rate Their ERP as Merely Average; Struggle to Access Information 2) Users Want Choice: Mobile, Social and Deployment Flexibility and 3) Chinese Businesses Lead in Leveraging Next-Gen ERP.


5 key metrics for measuring your website’s marketing performance

Author: Robert Faletti


In this short but useful piece, the writer offers describes five key metrics that he uses to measure website performance and shape marketing strategies for his agency. He names the five areas and summarizes each; they are Bounce rate, Visitor flow, Returning users, Visitor duration, and Mobile vs. desktop. Read on for a useful overview of these vital metrics.


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