The Performance Beacon

The web performance, analytics, and optimization blog

With so many global users flocking to the Internet for web services these days, SaaS-based vendors are beginning to realize that if their sites don’t perform well,  they will have missed a huge customer acquisition opportunity. Given that the Internet is largely a self-service business, you may question just what  “good service” is to a […]

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Recently, I read a blog that suggested that there were now only three players in cloud computing. They were listed as Platform vendors (PaaS), Infrastructure Vendors (IaaS), and Software Vendors (SaaS). It seemed logical to me, until I began to think that what do not want, is having to buy three services to do one […]

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Tom Wailgum wrote an interesting piece in CIO Magazine this past weekend about enterprises “still crazy for BI after all these years”.  He notes that  companies still see business intelligence as transformational, but he also notes, many execs are still relying on their gut to make critical business decisions.  Take web site deployment for example. […]

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Last November at a cloud computing conference here in the Valley, I mentioned to a friend that what I found most significant about that specific conference  was who wasn’t in the room. Of course, Amazon was there giving their terrific pitch, but none of the traditional giants were there in any significant way. Where were […]

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