Is Your Website’s Speed Up to Snuff?

The speed at which desktop sites load has long been a factor in Google’s ranking algorithm, but recently Google announced that the page load time of mobile sites are now also going to be factored in when ranking sites in its search engine pages. We have previously mentioned that website performance, especially slowly loading pages, can have a detrimental effect on your online business. Now, not only are your desktop site’s page load speeds going to affect your Google rankings, but your mobile page load speeds may affect your rankings as well.


IT and Website Downtime: Numbers Your Business Can’t Afford to Ignore

We all know that IT and website downtime cost companies money, but it doesn’t really hit you just how hard these numbers affect your business’s bottom line to until you see them spread out before you. While every business is different, the average cost of downtime for a large online business is in the millions. Here we break down just how much downtime can be costing your business, and what you can do to minimize that number.


Website Performance: Why it Matters and How to Improve Speeds

We often discuss website downtime, why it’s detrimental to your business, what you can do to prevent it, and how to overcome it quickly when it does happen. However, website downtime isn’t the only issue that can have a negative impact on your online business. Website performance issues can hit you just as hard if you aren’t careful. Here we will discuss why website performance is just as important as website uptime, how to improve your site’s speeds, and how website monitoring can help you keep an eye on the performance of your site.


Website Downtime: Is It Possible to Attain Zero Downtime in 2018?

As we head into 2018 most businesses would like to achieve the ultimate goal of attaining zero percent website downtime in the coming year. The question remains, is zero percent downtime yet possible? While the bad news is that while you cannot yet control the inevitable, the good news is that you can take extra measures to ensure that your visitors have a way to accomplish what they wish to do when they visit your site and that your business can go on to the greatest extent possible at all times, no matter what is going on behind the scenes.


A Few Fast and Easy Practices to Minimize Website Downtime for Your Enterprise

Now that the holiday season is here, it is even more crucial for many online businesses to avoid downtime and capture as much of the incoming seasonal traffic as possible. If you were to go to your favorite store during the holidays, or really any time of year, only to find that the doors were locked and the lights were off when the store should have been open, what type of impression would that leave you with? It is the same impression that consumers get when they try to visit a website that is inaccessible or not performing properly when they want to do business with that website.


The Four Biggest Pitfalls of Website Downtime

We all know that downtime can be deadly to the success of an online business – especially one that is just starting up. We can put tools in place, such as a quality website monitoring service, to let us know that downtime is happening the moment it occurs. This allows us to get to work to resolve that downtime as quickly as humanly possible, but shouldn’t we also be taking it one step further? Shouldn’t we be on the lookout for the common pitfalls of website downtime so we can help avoid it altogether whenever possible?


Understanding The Many Different Facets of Website Downtime

In today’s Internet-driven society we all know how crucial website monitoring is in avoiding unnecessary downtime. We also know that avoiding downtime is necessary to the success of any website. However, that knowledge is often only skin deep and stops with those two facts. Here we will discuss the many facets of how downtime can affect your business and why tools, such as a quality website monitoring service, play such a crucial role in helping your website attain its full potential in regard to online success.


How to Avoid a Crisis If Your SaaS Vendor Goes Out of Business

Nowadays it’s par for the course for organizations to use software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings for things like file sharing, appointment scheduling, customer service management, and a number of other end-user operations. But what happens if the SaaS vendor that you use suddenly folds and is no longer there to support the services that your business and your website have come to rely on? While it is rare, it does happen and you need to prepare for the worst to prevent such a scenario from causing a crisis within your organization.


When Amazon’s AW3 S3 Goes Down, almost 150,000 Websites Go Down with It: Is Your Site, Service, or App One of Them?

Amazon’s AWS S3 service offers hosting for images, entire websites, and the backend for apps including popular smart-home apps such as Nest. As of February 2017, Amazon’s S3 web-based storage service was experiencing wide-spread issues – issues that were leading to services that were either partially or fully broken on hosted sites and disruption of the apps and devices which depended upon those services. So, what was the official word for what was causing the outages? It came down to a lot of tech-speak.


Why Scalability is Key When Storing Unstructured Data and Choosing the Right Storage Provider

If your business is storing significant amounts of unstructured data, you absolutely must make sure that your storage is built to handle the specific challenges that you are sure to face in the future – namely scalability. Fortunately, there are now systems designed with new modular architectures that “future-proof” your online data to ensure it doesn't all come falling down due to scalability issues. The question is, which one is right for your business? Here are the things you absolutely must consider when storing large amounts of unstructured data on the Web.