A recent survey of 2300 CIOs from twenty-three different cities in the US found that one out of four have no mobile strategy. While there are many understandable reasons for this -- budget restrictions, lack of ownership, and simple inertia -- these reasons pale beside the potential losses incurred by not taking advantage of the wealth of opportunities that mobile presents. Today, I'd like to share a roundup of compelling reasons to make mobile a priority in 2015.
There are a handful of assumptions that frequently come up when we read and talk about mobile performance. Today, I want to review the most common myths, discuss why they persist, and explain why they are incorrect.
2013 was a great year for Radware on the research front. We released numerous studies and blog posts about topics ranging from ecommerce performance to the neuroscience behind mobile user expectations. Below I've corralled 55 amazing things you should know about how your visitors use the web.
I’m very excited to announce that, today at Radware, we’re releasing our latest report: a pioneering neuroscientific study into the behaviour and perceptions of mobile shoppers.
Among other things, we found that network delays of as little as 500 milliseconds can result in up to a 26% increase in peak frustration. We also learned that slow performance can damage brand perception in areas unrelated to speed, such as quality of content, visual design, and ease of navigation.
Mobile users have high expectations. Two out of three shoppers expect pages to load in four seconds or less on their smartphones (and three seconds on their tablets). Google recently raised that bar in the latest version of their mobile development guidelines, stating that sites should deliver “above the fold” content in less than one second.
Our annual mobile performance report, the 2013 State of the Union for Mobile Ecommerce Performance, released today, poses the question: How do the top 100 retail websites measure up to these expectations?
Mobility is without a doubt, a big part of the IT landscape. As employees increasingly use enterprise applications (such as CRM, ERP and HR applications) while on the go, the enterprise workforce has become more mobile. Adding to this, employees utilize their own mobiles devices for application access (BYOD – “bring your own device”), which means an increase in the variety of mobile devices from both compatibility and security viewpoints. Even outside of the enterprise, many of us increasingly use iPhones, iPads or Android-powered mobile devices for reading emails, chatting, streaming videos, browsing the Internet and more.
As their revenues decline and mobile carriers continue to struggle with the increasing traffic demand from their customers, Long Term Evolution (LTE) looks like a good candidate to reduce the cost per bit. I recently read a nice analysis from Deloitte that claims that 2013 will be a strong year for LTE adoption, predicting that more than 200 operators in 75 countries will launch LTE networks alongside their existing HSxPA networks. With a diverse range of LTE handsets and tablets available in the consumer market, overall LTE subscription is expected to exceed 200 million clients.