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Consumers are always on the lookout for new products and solutions that increase efficiency and streamline time-consuming processes, so every day the tech world is coming up with innovative solutions to improve these daily tasks.The Digital Experience Management industry faces the same challenge. While there’s a massive ecosystem of performance products and free tools out there aiming to make users lives easier, not all tools are good at everything. Teams often waste time and money trying to integrate separate solutions for each distinct...

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At Rigor we help our customers deliver performance wins, quantify those successes, and correlate the impact to the business metrics they care about the most. For example, we help customers deliver performance improvements that lead to not just faster load times, but also improved conversions and increased revenue.One of our customers, a U.S.-based enterprise eCommerce company, let’s call them “DJS”, was struggling to meet their performance goals and KPIs ahead of the busy holiday season. They turned to Rigor’s Faster-as-a-Service te...

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Shifting Performance Testing Left

Hanna Woodburn

Delivering exceptional digital experiences are no longer optional for companies that want to compete. We all know this to be true, yet far too often companies view performance as reactive rather than proactive. For instance, the reactive approach means that they rely on front-end monitoring solutions to alert them to outages after the fact. Of course, a proactive approach doesn’t neglect ongoing monitoring altogether, but it prioritizes performance earlier in the development lifecycle. A proactive approach both helps ensure better experiences...

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Each month Rigor sponsors the Atlanta Web Performance Meetup at our home in the Atlanta Tech Village. This event is a chance for attendees to network with other website developers, designers, and system administrators who all want to improve the user experience, lower abandonment rates, and raise conversation rates by making their websites fast.Various web performance meetups have been founded across the country, with the most notable being the NY Web Performance Meetup and the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Web Performance Meetup.Ou...

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API Testing vs. Monitoring

Hanna Woodburn

With the release of our free API Testing product, APITester.com, we have further enhanced our array of solutions designed to help ensure that you are delivering high-quality user experiences quickly and reliably.We’ve already outlined why API performance matters and what aspects of APIs to test, but what is the difference between API testing and monitoring?As with most things, context matters. The use cases for testing and monitoring are different because the objectives are different. The ultimate goal is to verify that your APIs are...

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Early last week I took advantage of the opportunity to attend the Digital Publishing Summit (DigiPub). The event ran for two days in the pulsing heart of New York City, Times Square. Not only was this my first time spending more time than a passing stroll through the LED-emblazoned district, it was my first chance to learn from the experts about what publishers and content creators are actually worried about and what they are doing to fix it.I was delighted to find out that better understanding their users was core to many of the solutions...

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More and more businesses are joining the eCommerce arena as consumers increasingly take their shopping online. Steadily growing competition in the marketplace means that conversions are more important than ever. However, for you to know what you need to do to convert and win the customers you want, you need information on your customer’s digital experience. This is knowledge you can easily gain via monitoring and acted on with optimization techniques. Here’s why you need both to maximize your business’ bottom line. ...

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