Compuware Corporation has launched a free online cloud service enabling organizations to compare the speed of their website's performance against leading competitor sites. SpeedoftheWeb.org provides a series of industry-relevant indexes with categorized collections of 1,000 of the world's most trafficked websites – as ranked by Alexa and Compuware Gomez benchmarks. As end-user expectations become greater, the cost of poor website performance also grows, both in terms of lost revenues and brand loyalty. In addition, end users are showing less patience for slow-performing websites, according to Compuware.
In response to these heightening requirements, organizations need to ensure performance along every spot in the web application delivery chain, Alois Reitbauer, Compuware APM's Web 2.0 and Mobile Performance Expert and author of Java Enterprise Performance, tells DBTA.
Using SpeedoftheWeb, businesses can see exactly how their website performs across the web application delivery chain, helping an organization's website perform more competitively, drive greater interactivity, increase user satisfaction, adoption and loyalty.
The site's key performance indicators cover the application from the user perspective all the way back to server response times, Reitbauer tells 5 Minute Briefing, pointing out that it is important to offer the comparisons within industry sectors since the optimal performance characteristics of a website are specific to which industry a company is in. In addition, the service provides in-line expert recommendations and immediate action paths to help improve web performance, with Compuware dynaTrace's dynamic cloud-based architecture and PurePath Technology providing the deep Web 2.0 details behind the metrics.
Industry indexes include finance, healthcare, travel, retail, media, sports and more. Web owners can easily compare themselves against the rankings, and provide their web application and website development teams with detailed performance data and recommendations on how to speed up website performance.
SpeedoftheWeb is available here. View the FAQ, here.