Category: Industries

Avoid being the ‘First Down’ of Super Bowl Advertisements

The Philadelphia Eagles may still be reveling in their victory over the New England Patriots in Sunday’s historic Super Bowl win, but many game-day advertisers won’t be quite as happy in the aftermath. After the vast creative (and financial!) input to running a prized Super Bowl ad, it should have been a time for businesses […]

4 key requirements for an enterprise IoT strategy

By 2020, there will be billions of devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). From the Google Homes and Fitbits in our personal lives to smart cities connecting everything from traffic lights, public transport, and water supply systems, IoT devices are producing masses of data to improve virtually every aspect of the day-to-day. As […]

Application Monitoring Could Have Prevented the StubHub Crash

StubHub, one of the most well-known online ticket exchange companies, crashed for 20+ minutes following the Georgia Bulldogs double-overtime win in Atlanta on January 1st. Although StubHub has yet to reveal the cause of the crash, in the age of instant digital response Georgian fans immediately took to Twitter to announce they “broke StubHub”. In […]

7 Secrets to Maintaining Four Nines Uptime

Klarna’s 7 secrets for maintaining four nines uptime 1. Implement end-to-end responsibility 2. Get started on a shift in architecture (Microservices in cloud platform and graceful degradation) 3. Keep centralized Incident Management (operations land, OPs knowledge) 4. Support proper Problem Management 5. Do continuous improvement/feedback – on all levels (lives, dev-teams, retros, incident reports) 6. […]

Shaping up for 2018 – five predictions for the software testing industry

With 2017 nearly over, organizations are hotly anticipating what the new year will bring in terms of trends, developments and hidden surprises in the software testing industry. For the software testing industry, it’s been a busy year. Increased automation adoption within testing teams – where agile development boosted speed of release – has led to […]

LoadRunner or JMeter: A False Premise

When I speak to QA Managers in my daily routine, I often hear a common scenario, they own LoadRunner as their performance load testing solution, but they have been told by “C” level executives within their organization to replace it with a “free” open source solution like JMeter. This is almost always due to the […]

Page & Transaction Throughput: Measuring Performance

As the holiday season approaches, the IT and Development teams for many ecommerce and online retail brands have already begun their application performance testing to gain answers to business-critical questions. What will happen when thousands upon thousands of users concurrently visit the web app to conduct their holiday gift shopping? At what point will the […]

Prepare for the Holiday Rush with our Performance Testing

All too often retail companies are unprepared for the holiday season, when traffic spikes put immense pressure on their applications and infrastructure. But with the right level of proactive performance testing and troubleshooting, you’ll be able to avoid dreaded downtime and ensure a great customer experience. In our latest webinar, Apica’s own Troy Presley and […]

Get your Website Holiday Ready with our Upcoming Webinar

A record $12.8 billion dollars were spent online over Black Friday and Cyber Monday alone last year. Over this period, as little as three seconds can come between you and your largest source of revenue – with Amazon at risk of losing $1.6 billion in sales if their website crashes. During the holiday season, your […]