Five questions with Forrester Analyst: The state of the UK Retail landscape

Dynatrace

For retail, in particular, the crisis has forced many to accelerate the execution of strategic plans for digital customer experience and operational excellence. What are retailers doing to ensure the online experience is the same as what you’d get in-store, 24/7? Dynatrace news.

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Data Mining Problems in Retail

Highly Scalable

Retail is one of the most important business domains for data science and data mining applications because of its prolific data and numerous optimization problems such as optimal prices, discounts, recommendations, and stock levels that can be solved using data analysis methods. Fast data circulation in modern retail enables retailers to make accurate forecasts using relatively simple models because small incremental predictions are generally simpler than big decisions.

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Frictionless retail: A pandemic imperative for IT

Dynatrace

For most who work in the retail sector, the pandemic has been an unwelcome test of our ability to cope with disruption. In eight months, retailers offering curbside pickup increased from 7% to 44%, reflecting rapidly changing consumer preferences. Dynatrace news.

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Retailers Still Fail to Prepare Their Websites for Holiday Shoppers

Dotcom-Montior

I’ve spent some time for collecting meaningful metrics during Black Friday sales of our leading Retailers websites. The post Retailers Still Fail to Prepare Their Websites for Holiday Shoppers appeared first on Dotcom-Monitor Web Performance Blog. Performance Tech Tips Website Performance News user experience website performance monitoring

Retailers Still Fail to Prepare Their Websites for Holiday Shoppers

Dotcom-Montior

Retailers Still Fail to Prepare Websites for Holiday Shoppers Monitoring of Retailer’s Websites during Black Friday holiday shopping. Black Friday is one of the most valuable times for retailers across the world because buyers shop until they drop. This year I’ve spent some time for collecting meaningful metrics during Black Friday sales of our leading Retailers websites. Measured start page load time of leading Retailers websites.

Quality Sense Podcast: Simon Prior – #MakeATester

DZone

In this Quality Sense episode, our host Federico has the pleasure of interviewing Simon Prior, who has worked across the cyber security, Retail, gaming and airline industries. performance software testing cybersecurity game development retail software

A retailer's guide to web performance

Speed Curve

I’m at Shop.org this week, having really interesting conversations with online retailers. Making customers happy is the not-so-secret secret to retail success. Delivering a fast, consistent online experience has been proven to measurably increase every metric retailers care about – from conversions and revenue to retention and brand perception. (In I’ve analyzed hundreds (and possibly thousands) of retail web pages over the past several years.

WaI vs. WaP: Supermarket Sweep Edition

J. Paul Reed

retail human-factorsI was recently shopping at my neighborhood grocery store and encountered yet another real example of the omnipresence of work-as-imagined versus work-as-performed. With only 12 checkout lanes, this is a smaller store. It’s also a heavily trafficked store, sometimes causing long lines. So, any out-of-service lanes have a big customer and operational impact. Navigating people waiting as the lines spill down the aisles can be… an adventure.)

Five Reasons to Meet Rigor at eTail West

Rigor

As a retailer, you know that conversion rates are the lifeblood of your business. One of the ways we helped that retailer achieve an increase in their conversion rate was by helping them get their third parties in check. Web Performance etail west retail rigorPalm Springs, CA is the place to be next week for eCommerce professionals with the annual eTail West Conference taking place Feb. 26 – Mar.

From bare-metal to Kubernetes

High Scalability

This is a guest post by Hugues Alary , Lead Engineer at Betabrand , a retail clothing company and crowdfunding platform, based in San Francisco. This article was originally published here. Early infrastructure. Rackspace. Hardware infrastructure. The scalability and maintainability issue. Scaling development processes. The advent of Docker. Kubernetes. Learning Kubernetes. Officially migrating. The development/staging environments. A year after. kubernetes

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Driving Bandwidth Cost Down for AWS Customers. - All Things.

All Things Distributed

For Amazon retail, some of those dimensions are low pricing, large catalog, fast shipping, and convenience. For example, when our retail customers contributed to create larger economies of scale for Amazon.com, we used the savings to lower pricing such that our customers could also benefit. All Things Distributed. Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. Driving Bandwidth Cost Down for AWS Customers. By Werner Vogels on 29 June 2011 09:55 AM.

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Penetration Testing: What Is the Future Technology?

DZone

It provides an insightful example: " Cybercriminals load malicious code onto retailers' websites to steal shoppers' credit card details, with 4,800+ unique websites compromised on average every month. Cyberattacks are rising decade per decade, and this decade is no different.

Black Friday 2020: Avoid E-Commerce Site Crashes and Slowness

Abstracta

Everything you need to know to technically prepare your website for Black Friday and Cyber Monday While it’s coming down to the wire for retailers to get their.

Happy 15th Birthday Amazon S3 -- the service that started it all

All Things Distributed

Storage was one of our biggest pain points, and the traditional systems we used just weren’t fitting the needs of the Amazon.com retail business. 15 years is a long time in the world of technology.

Handling Content Versioning in Your CMS: Exploring TimeMachine

DZone

On our kitchen counters, in university dorm rooms , in retail outlets, and at live events. The demand for content is at an all-time high. According to the International Data Corporation , the digital universe is doubling in size every two years and is expected to reach 44 trillion gigabytes by 2020. This meteoric growth is being fueled by increasing consumer demand for digital experiences in places where we never once imagined them.

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Does Remote Software Quality Assurance (QA) Really Work?

DZone

Businesses in any industry, from manufacturing and construction to financial services and retail, have become increasingly dependent on technology, not just to succeed but to survive.

Performance reality check: 4 ways to keep up with unexpected surges

TechBeacon Testing

From online retail to finance, and from streaming entertainment to healthcare providers and agencies, all manner of businesses and government entities have seen their web traffic and app activity explode.

The new normal of digital experience delivery – lessons learned from monitoring mission-critical websites during COVID-19

Dynatrace

Over the last two month s, w e’ve monito red key sites and applications across industries that have been receiving surges in traffic , including government, health insurance, retail, banking, and media. Retail performance . Dynatrace news.

How Amazon is solving big-data challenges with data lakes

All Things Distributed

Fast-forward 25 years, Amazon's retail business has more than 175 fulfillment centers (FC) worldwide with over 250,000 full-time associates shipping millions of items per day.

Top 8 Web App Testing Tools in 2020

DZone

Whatever the business is whether it is a multi-million dollar IT-based enterprise, a service providing company, an educational institution, a retail shop, a beauty salon, having an appealing and error-free website gives an online presence and helps them build the business. In the modern world, websites have turned out to be very crucial and every single company or business or even individuals own websites.

The Next Generation in Logistics Tracking with Real-Time Digital Twins

ScaleOut Software

Consider a retail chain of stores or restaurants with tens of thousands of outlets. It can receive telemetry from retail stores over the Internet using event delivery systems such as Azure IoT Event Hub, AWS, Kafka, and REST, and it can respond back to the retail stores in milliseconds.

The Next Generation in Logistics Tracking with Real-Time Digital Twins

ScaleOut Software

Consider a retail chain of stores or restaurants with tens of thousands of outlets. It can receive telemetry from retail stores over the Internet using event delivery systems such as Azure IoT Event Hub, AWS, Kafka, and REST, and it can respond back to the retail stores in milliseconds.

The Next Generation in Logistics Tracking with Real-Time Digital Twins

ScaleOut Software

Consider a retail chain of stores or restaurants with tens of thousands of outlets. It can receive telemetry from retail stores over the Internet using event delivery systems such as Azure IoT Event Hub, AWS, Kafka, and REST, and it can respond back to the retail stores in milliseconds.

2019 Black Friday Performance Analysis – Forever 21

Rigor

During Black Friday weekend 2019, fast-fashion retailer Forever 21’s website had an outage that left users seeing a generic error message when they tried to shop the company’s doorbuster deals.

2019 Black Friday Performance Analysis – Forever 21

Rigor

During Black Friday weekend 2019, fast-fashion retailer Forever 21’s website had an outage that left users seeing a generic error message when they tried to shop the company’s doorbuster deals.

What is Greenplum Database? Intro to the Big Data Database

Scalegrid

The advanced analytics provided by Greenplum is being used across many verticals, including finance, manufacturing, automotive, government, energy, education, retail, and so on, to address a wide variety of problems.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 29th, 2019

High Scalability

million bits : information learned by average adult; 7.7% : Amazon's share of US retail sales; 100 million : Stack Overflow monthly visitors; $156B : Consumer spending in apps across iOS and Google Play by 2023; Quotable Quotes: John C. Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Uber's microservice Graph. Thousands of microservices. Crazy like a fox? Or just crazy? ( @msuriar ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon.

Challenges Testers Face for Testing SMAC

DZone

While keeping such reports in mind, organizations in different business areas like retail, banking, finance, insurance, games, etc. An Intro to SMAC. There is a lot of discussion going currently about SMAC – Social, Mobile, Analytics and the Cloud. SMAC is a new platform with a lot of growth expected in the years to come. Software testing is not only about testing individual parts of the application but also testing the integrated product associated with it.

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How to Perform Compatibility Testing Effectively

DZone

From ordering your favorite food to shopping from your favorite online retailer, everything is possible with a click of the button. Technology has seen some drastic changes over the past decade with the constant evolution of products. The industry has undergone a few major disruptions, giving rise to different types of practices and approaches in the software industry. The experts in the industry are trying to adapt to these changes.

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London Calling! An AWS Region is coming to the UK!

All Things Distributed

Mid-sized Organisations – Haven Power , Holiday Extras , ">Exeter Family Friendly , ">Royal Opera House , ">Total Jobs , Retail Companies – Shop Direct , Nisa Retail , Kurt Geiger , Sport Pursuit. Yesterday, AWS evangelist Jeff Barr wrote that AWS will be opening a region in South Korea in early 2016 that will be our 5th region in Asia Pacific.

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How Target.com Could Make Their Site 3.1s Faster

MachMetrics

Target is one of the most well-known retailers around, and they’ve recently increased their focus on the e-commerce portion of their business – Target.com. In fact, they just cracked into the top 10 list of US e-commerce retailers.

Faster crash analysis for mobile apps

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. Mobile app crashes are among the most impactful events that users can experience on their mobile devices. They have a powerful negative effect on customer experience. Avoiding mobile app crashes isn’t always possible because certain conditions can’t easily be anticipated.

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Banner Ad Study: The Female Gaze

Website Optimization

This article summarizes a study that examined the attention that female consumers paid to product-based personalized banner ads for online apparel retailers (Huang 2018). With the rapid growth of online advertising, viewer attention is becoming increasingly scarce. In 2018 alone, total media ad spending will rise 7.4% to $638 billion. Digital media will account for 43.5% of this total ad spend (eMarketer 2018) and will surpass conventional advertising by 2021.

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LATAM COVID-19 readiness

Dynatrace

RETAIL. The response time chart below is from a retail chain in Mexico, showing a couple of “blips” where the performance response time went way below average. Dynatrace news.

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Dynatrace observability for e-commerce helps SAP deliver a record holiday shopping season

Dynatrace

As e-commerce experiences become more sophisticated and we all rely on them more and more, observability for e-commerce applications and the clouds they run on has become more critical than ever to retailers’ success. Dynatrace news.

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Cloud Native Cost Optimization

Adrian Cockcroft

A cost-optimizer at work. Photo of Corey Quinn taken at Kubecon by Adrian One of the impacts of COVID-19 has been a large rapid unplanned change in business activity for most of the global economy.

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Frustrating Design Patterns: Broken Filters

Smashing Magazine Graphics

A good example of it is Rozetka.ua , an eCommerce retailer from Ukraine (see above). Whenever users can define a large range of values, be it pricing range in retail store, max duration of a train trip or a min/max coverage for an insurance plan, we probably will use some sort of a slider.

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 8th, 2019

High Scalability

Retail investors have to put their money somewhere. Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Change is always changing. What will the next 5 years look like? Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. Know anyone who needs cloud? I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 just for them. It has 35 mostly 5 star reviews. They'll learn a lot and love you forever.

Transform digital experience in real-time using Experience Cloud ID from Adobe Analytics

Dynatrace

Real-world example: Retail banking. Dynatrace news.

A Day in the Life of an Experimentation and Causal Inference Scientist @ Netflix

The Netflix TechBlog

We worked in different industries before joining Netflix, including tech, entertainment, retail, science policy, and research.

Mythbusting the Analytics Journey

The Netflix TechBlog

A visual representation of all the jobs I had in high school and college: From pizza, to gourmet rice krispie treats, to clothing retail, to doors and locks After receiving a grand total of *zero* interviews from sending out my resume, the natural next step was…more school.

Distribution

The Agile Manager

Countless manufacturers lost and had to contend with complete loss of their primary distribution channel, small retail and department stores. eCommerce retail sales from groceries to gadgets skyrocketed last year.

Cloud Native Cost Optimization

Adrian Cockcroft

There are several outcomes, some markets like work from home tools and services, healthcare and grocery retail are extra busy, social media applications are extra busy but their revenue from advertising may be impacted, and many businesses in manufacturing, travel and entertainment are have largely been shut down because their workforce and customers are in lockdown. A cost-optimizer at work.

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