Topic: black friday

ScaleArc: eCommerce retailers should start preparing for the holiday season now

It may seem like it’s too early to think about the holiday season, but ScaleArc’s recent survey reveals many Americans are already anticipating popular retailers to have website outages during the 2017 shopping season. In order to help retailers prepare for extreme scalability and continuous IT operations during this time, ScaleArc has already released its … continue reading

Security testing should be on every DevOps team’s Black Friday checklist

The holidays are a time for shoppers to reap the benefit of online deals—and for hackers to leverage software vulnerabilities in retail systems and applications. In order to prepare for this year, IT monitoring experts suggested developers and operations teams incorporate adequate security testing as part of their holiday preparedness checklist. The biggest mistake organizations … continue reading

Guest View: Preparing for the online doorbusters

With Halloween over, an even scarier event is on the horizon for IT staff: the online doorbusters that come with the winter holiday season. The term “doorbuster” applies (sometimes literally) to brick-and-mortar stores during the holiday season. It also translates well to the information technology systems that get stressed heavily on big online sales days … continue reading

Fifteen great holiday gifts for the geek in your life

It’s that time of the year again: holiday shopping time! Trying to figure out what to get each and every special person in your life can be stressful, but there’s one person you don’t have to worry about: the geek, the programmer, that lovable developer in your life. We’ve got you covered just in time … continue reading

Mobile sales rule on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

SOASTA CEO Tom Lounibos talks about the mobile and tablet boom, and what companies did right and wrong during the rush … continue reading

Record-Breaking Online Tech Sales This Thanksgiving Weekend, According to CEA Black Friday Survey

Over half of Black Friday shoppers who bought consumer electronics did so online, a 10 percent increase and a new record … continue reading

Black Friday 2013: The perfect storm of online shopping

How will online retailers prepare for a rare convergence of Black Friday holidays? Two companies share their plans … continue reading

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