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Tammy Everts

About the Author

Tammy Everts


Tammy has spent the past two decades obsessed with the many factors that go into creating the best possible user experience. As senior researcher and evangelist at SOASTA, she explores the intersection between web performance, UX, and business metrics. Tammy is a frequent speaker at events including IRCE, Shop.org Summit, Velocity, and Smashing Conference. She is the author of 'Time Is Money: The Business Value of Web Performance' (O'Reilly, 2016).

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2017 retail performance metrics

I’m extremely excited to announce the release of our very first State of Online Retail Performance report. This report is a semi-annual analysis of the intersection of performance metrics from three different perspectives: IT, business, and user experience. It’s always a thrill to release new research into the wild, and I’m extra thrilled about this particular project. As our first piece of new […]

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International Women's Day profiles

There’s an amazingly talented and diverse group of women here at SOASTA, throughout every area of the company. I’ve been in this industry long enough to know that this diversity didn’t happen by accident, but rather is the result of intent – an intent that comes both from acknowledgement of what’s fair and right and from […]

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Site outage versus slow pages: which hurts you more?

Tuesday’s AWS outage – which lasted four hours and affected almost 150,000 companies, including a significant number of online retailers – is, not surprisingly, being dissected to bits. Downtime is horrifying for any company that uses the internet as a vital part of its business (which is to say: most companies). It was almost exactly one year ago, in […]

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what is bizops

“BizOps” has been a hot topic for at least a couple of years now, and like all hot topics, it’s met with a healthy amount of skepticism. Understandable. We work in an industry with a lot of bandwagons. But BizOps isn’t a new concept. It’s a relatively new label for a concept that’s been around for several years: […]

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Black Friday overtakes Cyber Monday for holiday traffic

At SOASTA, we’re in the unique and fortunate position to be able to access a massive amount of historical user experience data. We recently analyzed almost 100 billion beacons worth of mPulse data (representing more than 10 billion user experiences) gathered via our customers’ sites. In this post, I’m going to share our three most interesting […]

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