3rd Party

Customer Corner – Nordstrom, Citrix, Red Hat and more

One of the more rewarding parts of my job is working with our team on customer stories. I always feel like a great case study has so much external and internal value, that they should be shared as widely as possible. So, after just a few moments on our site and YouTube channel, I’ve collated a few stand outs to share in the first Dynatrace “Customer Corner” blog post. Nordstrom: From … read more

Why “Try another browser” is no longer acceptable

Users can be demanding, and you won’t find a more demanding group than social savvy millennials. These punks have grown up believing they pretty much know everything, are never wrong, and demand immediate, accurate responses when interacting on social. If websites are slow or apps crash, it’s not just lost revenue – but also damage to your brand. Last year we ran a survey and found 51% of millennials would turn to … read more

The impact of JavaScript errors and How to monitor JavaScript errors using Real User Monitoring!

These days we are moving more and more logic towards the user into the browser to achieve higher performance and better user experience. There are Single Page Application frameworks like AngularJS, React, Ember and others supporting this trend. If it works, everything is fine. But with this trend a JavaScript error can become a website killer. What does this mean? Below you can see the same page twice, but depending on the … read more

Customer complaint resolution in today’s digital multi-channel world!

I have seen many companies struggle to find out what issues may be driving customer complaints when they come in to a support or service center, and today’s digital multi-channel strategies do not make it easier. With customer complaints, the following question always surfaces: Is the complaint because of a technical issues or is it something else? To get visibility into technical issues many companies have tried web session recording … read more

Mobile wins the digital stakes on Melbourne Cup day

It’s the race that stops Australia. TAB claims they handle 3000 transactions per second at the peak of the betting splurge – across desktop and mobiles in all parts of the country. You can imagine, preparing for peak digital performance is a major priority for all betting agencies at this time of year. Let’s do some testing and see what we find As usual, my interest in how digital businesses … read more

Have you been taking DNS monitoring for granted? Not today!

DNS Incident, Friday, October 21, 2016 Update: 5:30pm EST, November 9, 2016 Andi Grabner provides some great insight in how DNS issue harm applications.  This is a must read. Analyzing DNS Outage Impact on 3rd party Applications Update: 9:30am EST, October 26, 2016 The dust is still settling from Friday’s DDoS attack.  Cogeco Peer 1 provided an interesting infographic highlighting some of factors which businesses need to consider when trying to understand … read more

2016 Presidential Debate #1 Stream Report: The Digital Disruption of Politics

Last night was reportedly the most watched presidential debate ever. Some are estimating over 100- million viewers watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go at it. I set up some Dynatrace Synthetics tests to compare the sites that would be live streaming the debate. I monitored from nine locations across the US, every five minutes, using both a Chrome and IE browser. I divided the tests into two categories Traditional Media and New Media. The traditional media … read more

Perceived render time – You take the blue pill; you believe whatever you want!

Perception drives end-user experience.  Ryan Bateman and I came across a very interesting article by Bryan Gardiner in Wired Magazine describing some of the science around waiting for a page to load.  At Dynatrace we are REALLY passionate about this and got to chatting about it.  We constantly talk to customers about best practices when it comes to measuring customer experience and what users perceive and Google engineer Ilya Grigorik’s … read more

Dynatrace now supports AngularJS 2!

Dynatrace now supports monitoring for AngularJS 2 applications. As the Angular team changed how bundling and initialization are done in AngularJS 2, we’ve responded with a modification to the Dynatrace AngularJS 2 initialization file that enables RUM user action detection in AngularJS 2 applications. This code change is not required for AngularJS 1 applications. Have a look at your application’s XHR (Ajax) detection settings to get all the details related to using … read more

What to do about Ad blocking impact on customer experience?

Economists have written about the law of unintended consequences. This is the theory that the actions of people, governments, and industries always have effects that are unanticipated. Whether it’s the too-quiet Airbus A380  or cell phones and bananas, unexpected outcomes often happen in pursuit of other goals. One of the latest examples of this is the emerging impact of ad blocking technology on the digital media industry. It’s likely your … read more