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New Feature: Evergreen Chrome Browser

Chapman Lever

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of Chrome 67 and evergreen Chrome browser support in Rigor’s Digital Experience Lifecycle Management platform.What exactly is evergreen browser support? Starting today, Rigor users that select Chrome for their real browser checks will be automatically upgraded to new versions of the browser as they are released by the Chrome team. Rigor is proud to be the first monitoring technology company to offer this truly evergreen browser experience.Modern browsers are the gateway into the digital wo...

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From improving brand perception to conversion rates, website performance is a critical component of a company’s bottom line. This is why performance should no longer be viewed as just the engineering or development team’s job.Unfortunately, outside of Google Analytics many Marketers and Retailers have little to no insight into their site’s performance or how their content impacts site speed.Traditional performance monitoring platforms are built for technical users. These tools are difficult to impossible for non-technical users t...

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Francis Cordón recently joined the Rigor team as the Chief Customer Officer. In this newly created executive role, Cordón leads Rigor’s customer strategy and execution. He will ensure all departments contribute to delivering world-class service and a unified experience across the entire customer journey.I sat down with Francis to learn more about his background in the performance space, customer success trends he sees in the industry, and how he plans to build a customer-focused culture as Rigor’s new CCO. ...

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Five Ways to Reduce Server Response Times

Hanna Woodburn

Server bottlenecks aren’t typically the cause of slow load times, but this doesn’t mean that you are immune from server response times impacting your user's experience. In fact, server load times can pose a threat to your website's performance. If you haven't yet devoted time to optimizing this area, now is the time to start.In short, server response time (SRT) is the amount of time it takes for the web browser to receive a response. The clock begins as...

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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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Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Velocity San Jose conference. With the objective of helping teams build and maintain complex distributed systems, Velocity is a major industry conference that Rigor sponsors on an annual basis. My personal goal in attending was stay on the forefront of DevOps, see more cutting-edge examples of how teams are leveraging technologies such as APIs, and gain a better insight into how Rigor can solve the problems our customers are facing today.Over the two days of the conference, I attended a range of...

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Have you ever scrolled through your social media feed and, through the magic of big data, been shown the perfect ad at the perfect time only to be sent to a website that chugs or fails to load? It’s just the nature of the industry that we’ve all had to face the incredibly frustrating experience of slow performing sites. And whether its bloated ads or videos that don’t load, the likelihood we stay around to wait for the content is pretty slim. We the consumer demand a user-friendly experience, and our loyalties are fickle – we pledge all...

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