June 10, 2013
As mobile traffic continues to grow, network operators are under increasing pressure to maintain and deliver on end user expectations for availability and performance of the mobile network and related services. Yet, operators are at risk for several threats, some malicious, that threaten the quality of experience. This article from TechWeek Europe details some of those threats.
June 10, 2013
As the mobile wave continues to grow, consumers are increasingly looking to mobile apps and sites for their mobile shopping. In fact, over half of connected consumers have at least one performance marketing app on their mobile device, and nearly one-third have price comparison sites. In addition, 55% of in-store shoppers have ended up buying a product from a rival retailer after researching prices online.
June 07, 2013
In this blog post, HP's Silvia Siqueira details everything that is happening at HP Discover 2013 focused on software performance testing.
June 05, 2013
In this article contributed by Forrester analysts Ted Schadler and John McCarthy, the case is made for organizations to create a division specifically focused on the company's enterprise-wide mobile efforts. This mobile center of excellence would eliminate the "chaos" that plagues companies when individual business units pursue mobility independently. Forrester's analysts provide guidance on the core tenets of a mobile center of excellence and share a few examples from companies like GE, FedEx and Pixar.
June 04, 2013
Mobile and cloud are changing the way end users interact with customers. In this article, recent research from HP is shared, showing that nearly 70% of CMOs leverage mobile apps to engage with customers; however, nearly 80% indicated that these same customer-facing apps need to be more user-friendly. The article continues to address the new reality, that new apps must integrate through legacy systems, mobile and cloud platforms, and provide high performance.
May 27, 2013
As application performance continues to play a larger and critical role in user perception of quality, the realization that performance testing must be done early and often in the software development life cycle is gaining momentum with businesses worldwide. As these businesses move to Agile development practices, they often have questions as to when and how to conduct performance testing and how to test within and after sprints. This article provides one approach to the question of testing in Agile and how that relates to doneness criteria.
May 17, 2013
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications are critical to business. However, end-user expectations for immediacy and the complexity of today's application infrastructures and networks makes ensuring ERP performance a challenge. This article addresses the risks of poor performance with ERP applications, including lost competitive edge, wasted resources, brand damage, and financial or legal non-compliance. This article provides good insight into the business risks and challenges of ensuring application performance and advocates the need for a modern approach to managing performance of...
May 15, 2013
One-third of CIOs describe their mobile development team as sluggish, middling or outpaced, according a research study published by Vanson Bourne. Nearly 600 CIOs and IT directors were polled from nine different countries, and on average, they reported that it takes five months to deliver new versions of mobile apps for existing mobile device updates - meaning the typical enterprise cannot keep up with the mobile device vendors who release updates every few months.
May 02, 2013
Shunra's recently announced OEM partner, Perfecto Mobile, discusses their MobileCloud Performance solution which includes Shunra NV's network virtualization for software testing capabilities.
April 29, 2013
In this article, the problems facing Cloud deployments and application performance are identified, including the effect of third-party services and the network on application performance. The article advocates shifting left, ensuring performance is addressed early in the application delivery life cycle, when it is most cost-effective to do so. The article stops short of recommending service virtualization and network virtualization technologies but does acknowledge the importance of a test environment that reliably emulates the production environment.