Oct 21, 2014 1:07:00 PM
Oct 21, 2014 10:00:00 AM
How can you tell if your content delivery network is delivering ROI? All you have to do is look at your end-user experience.
Topics: Content Delivery Network
Oct 17, 2014 2:13:00 PM
Google is hustling the Internet toward better online security practices, in this case by proactively sunsetting support for the SHA-1 cryptographic algorithm, and with Chrome 39 in November, warning users that sites with certificates that expire past January 1, 2017 are not fully trustworthy. To ensure the best end user experience for our clients' customers Yottaa is proactively addressing certificates with an expiry date past 1/1/17 and working with customers to migrate them to SHA-2 certificates.
Oct 17, 2014 9:30:00 AM
It seems the frequency of website security exploits across the Internet has exploded in recent months. The most recent exploit is known as Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption, or P.O.O.D.L.E.
Cute name aside (it doesn't sound nearlyas sinister as Heartbleed or Bashpocalypse, does it?), this is a serious vulnerability in the design of SSL version 3.0 that allows the plain text of secure connections to be calculated by a network attacker.
For extensive background information, see this excellent blog post from Symantec. Yottaa has performed a comprehensive assessment of our global infrastructure and implemented a remediation plan to eliminate the exploit.
Oct 16, 2014 7:15:00 AM
Are you interested in analyzing online app load time? Here is a look at some of the key metrics you should be examining to see how quickly users can interact with your online applications.
Oct 15, 2014 6:31:00 PM
All online retailers strive to provide a great experience for both online and mobile users. Not all do. In fact, within the Internet Retailer 500, a list of the largest U.S. online retailers in terms of annual revenue, the average desktop page load time on a cable or Fios connection is a whopping 8.6 seconds. That’s leagues away from the general web benchmark of 2.0 seconds, a page load time that begets great user experiences.
While some of these 500 retailers are successful in spite of poor performing applications, others are role models for any online business that is seeking to get ahead by providing a great end user experience. In order to find out what makes these top apps tick, we compared the top quintile of the 500 (in terms of page load time) with the rest of the bunch, across a broad series of metrics.
Oct 15, 2014 4:30:00 PM
Bollman Hats Company is America’s oldest hat maker. Started in 1868, Bollman grew from a single factory in Adamstown, Pennsylvania to a global leader in the headwear industry.
Today, Bollman represents a dozen global hat retail brands, and the management of the company's growing eCommerce footprint has presented a unique challenge: how to deliver exceptional user experience to each and every online shopper across Bollman’s many online applications?
Oct 14, 2014 12:00:00 PM
When users land on your online application, they follow one of only two initial paths: they begin to engage, or they immediately bounce. The users that bounce are frequently turned off by apps that take too long to load or landing on pages where they don't quickly connect with the message. Some users who start on the other path become distracted along their journey and, though they were initially engaged, they lose interest. Companies need to focus on optimizing end user experience to both reduce the number of visitors who bounce, and drive engaged users further through the funnel.
Oct 9, 2014 7:30:00 AM
If a customer walks into a physical retail business location and chooses not to buy something, the store manager is at most just one or two questions away from valuable information regarding why. If the customer came in looking for a stereo, found the stereo they wanted and was still prepared to walk out empty handed, you can just ask them why they've made that decision and what you can do to change their mind. When you're talking about ecommerce online application customers that are not buying products, however, you don't necessarily have that luxury. You will instead have to provide the necessary context for those decisions yourself through extensive research.
Oct 8, 2014 4:12:00 PM
According to Forrester, U.S. consumer on spending e-retail will increase 62% by 2016. That’s good news for retailers, but it also signals growing competition to improve online customer experience in an already crowded space.