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Have you ever been affected by a slow loading or not responding application? According to recent studies a typical user is willing to wait up to 4 seconds and will often never return. Obviously, performance […]
Short turnaround cycles are more important than ever before.
New business requirements must be implemented within weeks to address upcoming trends and maximize return on investment quickly. While development time for such fast-line projects can hardly be shortened, test duration is typically reduced to the absolute minimum.
Slow responding applications could be a nightmare.
Imagine that your customer sits next to you while you try to open his new account. You pressed the “Create Customer” button and expect that a few seconds later their account has been created. Surprisingly, after 60 seconds there is still no confirmation available and your Create Customer process seems to not respond. This is a very inconvenient situation because you will loose confidence of your new customer and in worst case you will start the whole process once again including the insertion of the customers details.
Centrally hosted and globally used applications don’t always deliver satisfied user experience. Some people may argue; “don’t worry, let’s increase the bandwidth to solve our performance problem.. simple!”. Based on my experience the biggest proportion of WAN performance issues are not related to a shortage in bandwidth.