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Aspenware Accelerate: We make it fast, you make more money.

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If your application is not fast people leave. It's that simple. …

If your application is not fast people leave. It's that simple.

We have developed a repeatable process for assessing your web application performance and identifying bottlenecks. We can then fix the problems or give the detailed report to your team to implement solutions.

The best thing about this service is you are not on the hook to us every time you update code and need a new assessment. We can train your people on the tools and processes we use while we do the initial assessment.

The process we use has been finely tuned over time:
1. Identify areas under review. Are we reviewing the public web site? An internal, corporate application? A customer portal? Are we reviewing the entire application, or only the most critical areas, or a random selection of representative parts?
2. Planning
a. Identify key use cases – Which ones are we testing? Which ones are we ignoring?
b. Identify user profiles - similar to personas in the context of application design
c. Identify data workloads – we need to understand at what point the system starts to break down. How much data can a single page handle? 1 record? 10? 1,000? What is the maximum reasonable amount of data that any given page might contain?
3. Create test scripts and data workloads.
4. Run test scripts and record data
5. Analyze and report findings
6. Compare results with expectations and any earlier test iterations
7. Modify the application code
8. Start again at step 4 after software changes

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  • 1. Accelerate:Web Performance
  • 2. The Aspenware Accelerate team has worked through performance issues with many clients, using a repeatable Average Response Time service for improving application 10000000 performance that is simple to implement, 1000000 fits into existing processes, and can be implemented in a phased approach. 100000 10000[ ms ] 1000 100 The following is an overview of the 10 service process and a roadmap 1 you can follow to establish a process of continuous improvement.
  • 3. Identify KeyUse Cases, UserProfiles, andData WorkloadsWe start our research in an open dialogue with the relevantstakeholders to identify high impact areas, and together wediscover where to focus our efforts.Once we have selected the key use cases, we determinewhat types of users figure prominently within them.It is important to identify the application role, the type ofcomputer used to access the application, the bandwidthconnection, and the geographic location.We identify light, average, and heavy data workloads.The light workloads contain just enough data to work withthe application—this is useful in establishing a baseline.The average workload represents the amount of data for atypical user. The heavy workload represents the maximumreasonable amount of data users may have in the application.
  • 4. Create and RunTest ScriptsWe then build test scripts based on the workloads anduser profiles. The test scripts are detailed andrepeatable. We give each test a unique identifier,provide each test with a clear use case description, anddocument each step in the test script. We record Web1.0 and Web 2.0 metrics using leading edgeperformance testing tools. We gather a large amount ofdata, which allows us to do a comprehensive analysis.
  • 5. Analyze TestResults andReport FindingsWe contrast our test results with comparable, high-performingapplications and industry benchmarks. Our analysis identifiesthe root cause of any bottlenecks. We deliver a comprehensivereport with an action plan, competitive analysis, and ROIcalculations. We deliver our report to you in the form of adynamic web site that contains summarized results as well asdeveloper-level documentation. In fact, we include fulldocumentation of our data, our testing process, testing toolwalkthroughs, and more. Many of our customers have used thisinformation to enhance their processes and improvecompany-wide application performance knowledge.
  • 6. Amazon foundthat a .001 secondimprovementresults in a 1%increase in revenue.
  • 7. Be fast.Make money.For More Information ContactJeremiah Fellows Rob Clark@JWFellows @RClarkAspenwareJ.Fellows@Aspenware.com R.Clark@Aspenware.com

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