David Jones

David Jones is the Director of Sales Engineering and AIOPs Evangelism for Dynatrace. He has been with Dynatrace for 10 years, and has 20 years’ experience working with web and mobile technologies from the first commercial HTML editor to the latest web delivery platforms and architectures. He has worked with scores of Fortune 500 organizations providing them the most recent industry best practices for web and mobile application delivery. Prior to Dynatrace he has worked at Gomez (Waltham), S1 Corp (Atlanta), Broadvision (Bay Area), Interleaf/Texcel (Waltham), i4i (Toronto) and SoftQuad (Toronto).

David Jones's articles

Breaking Down the Website Performance of Tax Day 2015

So yesterday was April 15th 2015… Tax Day.  Across the US, taxpayers had a deadline that they need to file their federal and state taxes.  As with every aspect of our day-to-day lives we are seeing the digitization of how we prepare and file our taxes.  Just a quick look at the traffic going to the IRS.gov shows the level of activity that tax related sites receive this time of year. … read more

Ranking this year’s Digital Valentine’s Day 2015

With tomorrow being Valentine’s Day, many people are thinking back to how they met their significant others. One thing that stands out is how pervasive digital channels have become as a wildly popular way for people to meet and even fall in love. Years ago no one would have thought that connecting with people for dating and developing relationships was going to facilitated so much by technology. Today, millions upon… read more

Live Blog: Tracking Super Bowl Ad Performance

Update: February 1st, 2015, 11:15pm EST So let’s see during the game who was the fastest and who was the slowest in terms of response time.  In the following chart we see that Heinz, Cheerios, Beats, Subway and Carmax took the top spot. Beats really surprised us, but lets come back to them in a moment. Hear are slowest sites we say during the game. I think… read more

Black Friday 2014 vs 2013 Holiday Comparison

Now that Black Friday 2014 is over, let’s have a look at how the top performers faired when compared to the bottom performers and let’s compare this years results to last year’s results. Mobile 2014 Here are the top 10 Mobile Retail Sites. Here are the Bottom 10 Mobile Retail Sites. We’ve hidden the names, but still think it useful to compare them to… read more

Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2014 Web and Mobile Performance Live Blog

Update November 25th, 2015 at 12:05AM Did you end up here after searching for our Black Friday/Cyber Monday live blog in Google?  Here is this years (2015) live blog: http://apmblog.dynatrace.com/2015/11/23/black-fridaycyber-monday-live-blog-retailers-mobile-web-performance/ Update December 1st, 2014 at 5:05PM CyberMonday Wrap Up Wrapping up Cyber Monday with a look at the Top Retailers who prepared the most for the onslaught of mobile traffic this Cyber Monday. Sears, Costco, Office… read more

Takeaways from the DoubleClick Outage

On November 12th 2014, DoubleClick started having an issue delivering Ads.  This was seen by Dynatrace’s Outage Analyzer, a Big Data application which captures millions of domain requests from tens of thousand of tests run from the Dynatrace Synthetic Network. Dynatrace Outage Analyzer showing DoubleClick event and impact The issue was seen across almost every industry vertical that… read more

2014 Super Bowl Tips to Avoid Ad Site Fails

Last Sunday the Seattle Seahawks dealt Denver one of the worst beatings in recent Super Bowl history; however, the only highlights of the broadcast were the commercials. They ranged from serious and thought-provoking to funny and quirky.  Each ad was meant to do one thing:  drive eyes to a brand.  With most of the population watching with their phones and tablets, every advertiser’s site had to be ready for those… read more