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HTTP/2 Is Ready, But Are You Ready for It?

October 21, 2015 — by Shamus McGillicuddy0

Shamus McGillicuddy is a Senior Analyst for EMA and is a featured guest blogger.

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) published HTTP Version 2 (HTTP/2) as RFC 7540 in May 2015, and already several browsers (including Firefox and Chrome) support it. However, adoption of the new web application protocol probably won’t be particularly rapid. In fact, uptake of HTTP/2 might progress at a pace similar to that of IPv6. For many, there will be no compelling reason to implement the protocol, given the hassle involved.

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REPORT: State of the Union for Ecommerce Web Performance [Spring 2014]

April 22, 2014 — by Tammy Everts6

A typical leading ecommerce website takes longer to render than it did just three months ago, top sites are slower than the rest of the pack, and sites that use a content delivery network (CDN) are slower than sites that do not. These are just a few of the findings detailed in our latest research into the performance of the top 500 retail sites.

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Mobile Web Stress: The impact of network speed on emotional engagement and brand perception [REPORT]

December 10, 2013 — by Tammy Everts1

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.

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How to Find Your Website’s Performance Poverty Line

June 17, 2013 — by Tammy Everts31

The performance poverty line is the plateau at which your website’s load time ceases to matter because you’ve hit close to rock bottom in terms of business metrics. If your pages are well below the performance poverty line, making them a couple of seconds faster doesn’t help your business. Here’s how to find the poverty line for your site.