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It's been a great 2013. Out of the global $1.2 trillion dollars' worth of business conducted online in 2013 across the globe, SOASTA is trusted with protecting 10% of that figure - or $150 billion. Based on the hundreds of brands SOASTA worked with this year and listened to the challenges they face, there are five predictions that are pretty clear as we look ahead to 2014. Hint: Simplify, the User Experience, and M-commerce will be buzz words for successful enterprises and e-commerce vendors. The Top 5 Predictions for 2014 are: Acquisitions vs Innovation Drive Legacy Tech Companies into New Frontiers We'll see the larger legacy vendors take a proactive approach to buying into social, mobile, cloud, and Big Data environments. They'll begin to buy into the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) space. "With the changing face of application development, I suspect we'll ... (more)

Today’s Business Challenges Will Not be Solved With Yesterday’s Technology

Innovation is occurring at 1997 levels again. Fueled by a new type of consumer, global manufacturers are busy retooling their websites and infrastructure to meet what they believe will be a  huge post recessionary demand. Enterprises around the globe, many that have been on a ten-year technology hiatus, are suddenly discovering that their consumers are no longer passive shoppers waiting to be sold. Today’s consumers are far more comfortable shopping online while seeking buying advice from social contacts versus the vendors themselves. Technology once again appears to be the key ... (more)

Where have I been? Answer: Customers & Innovation

A friend, ask me last night how long has it been since I last did a blog post?  I suggested a few weeks, but to my horror it has been over 120 days…Yikes!  “Hello McFly…anyone home…start typing? “ Let me start by rewinding a bit, as we have some catching up to do.  We had another epic summer here at SOASTA.  Beyond the customer and employee growth that we have been experiencing this past year, It has been incredibly rewarding for all of us to see how “Cloud Testing” has become such a “game changer” in the area of performance management.   Since we introduced this innovative new ... (more)

User Experience Drives DevOps | @DevOpsSummit @CloudTest #DevOps #Jenkins #Containers

It's Continuous with Jenkins: User Experience Drives DevOps Focus I recently attended and presented at the east coast version of the Jenkins User Conference held this year in Washington, DC.  The weather certainly fit the theme of the conference:  The heat was continuous. The humidity was fully integrated with the heat. And, most importantly as you can see above, SWAG was out in full force. State of the State Right from the opening keynote by the founder of Jenkins, Kohsuke Kawaguchi, this conference was jam-packed with all the latest capabilities of Jenkins, including discussion... (more)

Why I Joined SOASTA By @JamesUrquhart | @DevOpsSummit #CloudTest #DevOps #Containers #Microservices

Why I Joined the Digital Performance Management Opportunity By James Urquhart This week, I joined SOASTA as Senior Vice President of Performance Analytics. Given my background in cloud computing and distributed systems operations — you may have read my blogs on CNET or GigaOm — this may surprise you, but I want to explain why this is the perfect time to take on this opportunity with this team. In fact, that’s probably the best way to break this down. To explain why I’d leave the world of infrastructure and code for the world of data and analytics, let’s explore the timing, the op... (more)