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Why Are Sports Sites Striking Out In Web Performance?

June 7, 2016 — by Matt Young0

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It’s hard to beat the excitement that comes with attending a major sporting event – there’s a lot going on, with loud music and commentary, bright lights and Jumbotrons, and thousands of people milling about in search of merchandise, concessions, or restrooms.

Unfortunately, as part of the research for our web performance report, Multi-Industry Web Performance 2016 State of the Union – Desktop Edition, we found that overall aesthetic seems to also apply to how sports websites are built, with disastrous results to their page speed and the resultant Time to Interact, where key content is rendered and accessible to users. While 65% of sports fans prefer a desktop or laptop computer to get their sports fix, according to a Sporting News Media study, the trends that emerged while testing for this category showed few sites scoring well.

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In An Era Of Decline, News Sites Can’t Afford Poor Web Performance

April 26, 2016 — by Matt Young1

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For all industries, web performance is an essential part of the online equation, and if there’s an industry that’s been disrupted by the web as greatly as the retail sector, it has to be news and media, making every aspect of the online experience even more important.

At the turn of this century, one of the key terms and concepts in university news and media courses was “media convergence” – that is, all things media coming together via the internet and web-enabled devices to an exploding user base.

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How Integrating Application Delivery and a Firewall is like Auto Repair

January 12, 2016 — by Frank Yue2

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I took my car in for some work a while back. They had to replace a gasket on the engine because it was leaking a bit of oil. When they looked at the problem, they told me that I should replace a few other parts.

This was interesting because the parts were working and not causing any issues. The parts they wanted to replace were reasonably inexpensive, but in order to get to the failing gasket they had to spend a lot of time taking apart the engine. The time and labor to dismantle my engine outweighed the cost of the parts that they recommended replacing. It made sense to do this other work at the same time while they were easy to access. In the long run, this would save me money by not having to take apart the engine later when these components would eventually go bad.

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Your Favorite Posts of 2015

December 30, 2015 — by Radware1

Over the past twelve months, our team of authors has offered advice, expertise, and analysis on a variety of topics facing the application delivery and security communities.  The articles below are the most read and shared ones we published this year.  Our goal was (and is) to share our experience and knowledge so you, our readers, can better prepare, implement, and gain insights that you can apply to your business.

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5 Ways ADCs Can Improve Your Network Infrastructure’s Performance

December 14, 2015 — by Yaron Azerual1

Optimizing network performance is a task that spans multiple domains – from architecting the network, with capacity and topology (segmentation) considerations, through redundancy, bandwidth management and security aspects. But today, I would like to raise 5 additional ways to optimize overall network performance by best utilizing advanced Application Delivery Controller (ADC) capabilities for front end applications.

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When Research Findings Challenge Our Conventions

November 2, 2015 — by Kent Alstad4

What do you do when you discover something that might be disruptive in your field?

For some, the notion of sitting on findings that might rock the boat might hold some appeal, especially if those findings challenge the conventions dominating the way we work and approach problems. After all, they wouldn’t be “conventions” if they weren’t widely-adopted and accepted.

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Will Holiday Demand Make or Break Your E-Commerce Site?

October 27, 2015 — by Frank Yue3

As the weather turns and the leaves reveal their polychromatic wonder, I enter this time of year knowing that the holiday season is upon us.  Holidays means shopping and like any good technologist, I have transitioned to making most of my holiday purchases online.

As an online retailer (e-tailer), the holiday season is critical to the success of the business.  Estimates suggest that on average, over 23% of online sales are made during this time.  The stability and availability of the online platform these next couple months can make or break the business.  So, what do you do if your online store becomes too popular?

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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.