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On my recent visits to Velocity, WebPerfDay and Apps World in London, Real User Monitoring (RUM) was the hot topic. That triggered my thinking about the differences between vendors. They all promise the same for a varying range of prices - from free to a couple thousand US dollars. What I found out is that there IS a big difference and - depending on what you want to do with RUM - you want to make sure you understand the capabilities and limitations of the available solutions. The false claim of 100% Coverage What all vendors claim to do is capture data from 100% of your users. When looking closer you see that many of these solutions - especially the "Freemiums" - rely on theW3C Navigation Timings. So my question is: How can I cover ALL Users with W3C timings when these timings are NOT AVAILABLE on all browsers? W3C timings are only available on new browsers. So - w... (more)

Case Study: Too Fast for the User

I just heard an interesting story from Runtastic, who is one of our Mobile Real User Monitoring customers. Runtastic's main mobile app allows their users to track their sport activities such as running, biking, hiking or skiing. They had a user complaining about too high speed. He didn't actually complain about the performance of the app but instead complained about his average speed during his workout as calculated by the app. After his one hour biking session, the app showed the he covered a distance of 490 km - that would probably be a world record and give him the yellow shir... (more)

How Real User Monitoring Saves Your Mainframe MIPS

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)

Comparing User Experiences: Web, App and Mobile

With the establishment of mobile web and native mobile apps, your website isn't the only customer touch point anymore. Mike Austin, Director of e-Commerce at RoomsToGo said it best: "Our customers expect the same experience throughout all our channels no matter if it is the website, mobile site or the real physical store!" How can you measure the user experience across the various channels your customers use to interact with you? Let's see what we can do to make the user experience quantifiable so we can make informed data-driven decisions. If we look at the different channel type... (more)

Website Traffic Surge By @KEnzenhofer | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps

Website Traffic Surge: Is It Marketing Driven or a Bot Attack? Nobody wants to be in the news with headlines like this, but it happens. I'd like to share an interesting experience I had when meeting on site with an anonymous customer. I've since noticed this same problem a few times, concerning email marketing, conversion impact, nervous operators, CDNs and what happens if there is no communication between the marketing teams and IT operations. Is it a bot/denial of service attack or a "successful" marketing effort that caused this increase in traffic and degradation in response... (more)