You don't agree with that? Have you ever looked at the details of your page
load time and analyzed what really impacts Page Load Time? Let me show you
with a real life example and let me explain that in most cases you only
control 1/3 of the time required to load a page as the rest is consumed by
third-party content that you do not have under control.
Be Aware of Third-Party Content
When analyzing web page load times we can use tools such as dynaTrace,
Firebug or PageSpeed. The following two screenshots show timeline views from
dynaTrace AJAX Edition. The timelines show all network downloads, rendering
the same page. The question is: Where does the huge difference come from?
Timeline of web page with and without third-party content showing a
difference of 8 seconds in total page load time
In our last two articles, we discussed what we have learned from last year's
holiday season as well as things that we can do in the preparation phase for
this year's upcoming event. In this blog we show you those dashboards and
data points you need throughout the holiday season to make it a success.
The top goal for eCommerce sites is to ensure high conversion rates as this
converts into business. IT's responsibility is to ensure that consumers can
use the eCommerce site in an "enjoyable" way. But there is much more than
measuring the UpTime or Response Time of your services. The ... (more)
Mobile performance will make or break retailers this holiday shopping season
- so the importance of application performance management (APM) cannot be
underestimated. The convergence of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Hannukah and
Christmas shopping combined with a record level of mobile shopping is
creating a perfect storm many companies have never weathered before.
Over the coming weeks it will be clear which e-commerce players have read our
previous blogs and employed a smart APM strategy. That strategy has to
include load testing and web performance optimization in the preparation... (more)
Today I want to share a success story from one of our customers in the
financial business that combined the currently hyped topic Real User
Monitoring with the good old mainframe. They used Real User Monitoring to
identify unnecessary calls from their rich client application into the
mainframe and reduced useless data retrieved from the mainframe that
ultimately saved them lots of money on MIPS.
The customer's internal banking application consists of a Java Rich Client
used by the bank clerks in the daily business with the customer. This Rich
Client makes calls via the IBM CICS ... (more)
"We expect that the revenue made via our mobile apps will cross the 50% mark
within this year!" Most of our eCommerce customers are starting to say this
to us. These customers have driven their businesses to the web and have
successfully applied Real User Monitoring (RUM) for web. They have found and
fixed many of the common performance problems described in Top 8 Performance
Landmines, 5 Steps to improve eCommerce Performance and What if A/B Testing
fails to improve conversions.
As these customers start seeing an increase in revenue from mobile they have
to extend their RUM cap... (more)