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Posted by Richard Bishop

Nowadays most major IT departments outsource at least some aspects of their operation.  Although the ‘scope’ discussion is interesting for all IT function, I will focus on the development and test space, since this is the area where Trust IV specialise.

Posted by Ian Mills

This is the third article in a series describing script improvements that I recommended to a client during a recent engagement where I was advising on a LoadRunner to Performance Center migration.

Posted by Richard Bishop

This is a follow-up to a blog article that I wrote after a recent engagement at a client site where I was involved in planning a migration of performance tests from LoadRunner to Performance Center. The original article had some tips about the use of test data. This article expands on that.

Posted by Richard Bishop

Valentine’s Day, the annual cringefest, with its red roses, soppy Facebook statuses and overt PDA, is the first big retail event of the New Year. As discussed by Tim Hinds of Neotys, February 14th is an important day for e-commerce sites that are selling flowers card and chocolates.

Posted by Mahesh Johal

I recently completed a client assignment where I was asked to help plan an upgrade of HP ALM to allow the integration of ALM and Performance Center. As part of the assignment, I sat down with the performance testers and discussed the implications of moving from LoadRunner to Performance Center.

Posted by Richard Bishop

As web application performance specialists, we're always interested in performance.  So when we hear of a slow website, we like to check it out. Last week one of our contacts told us that the MCFC ticket website seemed slow when tickets for the League Cup Final went on sale.

Posted by Richard Bishop

Manchester Camerata is acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading chamber orchestras and ‘has a reputation for bringing audiences first-class performances that are bursting with vitality’. We can back this claim up after watching them last weekend in ‘Love and Death’.

Posted by Gordon Appleby

The problem with unexpected traffic to your website is, well that it's unexpected! The cause can be particularly obtuse, difficult to forecast and hard to spot ahead of time. Picture yesterday evening on the sofa, kids in bed and the second episode of the new Top Gear series all to myself.

Posted by Chris Lucas

I recently read an article in ComputerWeekly describing how Transport For London (TFL) had redesigned their website using HTML5 to optimise performance across multiple device types. I was interested to see how the new site was handling the likely increase in traffic due to the tube strike. 

Posted by Richard Bishop


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