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Data, love and better living with performance analytics

Posted by Charles Higgins on Mar 24, 2015 10:00:00 AM

I love data. Data that can make sense of seemingly random patterns, explain customer behavior and get to the root of what is – and isn’t working – in a business.   Give me data and I’m happy. Give me data in a format that I can understand and I have transcended happiness to a state of delight.  I’m what our partners over at New Relic would call a Data Nerd.  I’m a big believer that we can all make better decisions when we have the right data to inform us.

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Topics: Technology

We've just launched our New UX/UI

Posted by Charles Higgins on Feb 10, 2015 9:26:54 AM

More than just a new UI

Nouvola has just released our new UX/UI.  We’re excited about the enhanced usability, improved look and feel, as well as the ease of creating a variety of sessions.  We’re really excited about the breadth and depth of new results data that enable our customers to derive meaningful information  from each test

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Topics: Product

The difference between performance and high performance.

Posted by Charles Higgins on Feb 2, 2015 9:37:00 AM

Performance is a funny word, at least when applied to business. You might say that if your business is up and running, it’s performing.

But that’s not really true. When athletes talk about performance, they’re really talking about optimal performance. And in today’s ultra-competitive environment, businesses are

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Topics: Marketing

Why Women in Tech are like Unicorns with Sparkles

Posted by Charles Higgins on Jan 28, 2015 4:45:00 PM

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) has recently started a monthly column in the Portland Business Journal (PBJ) in their TechFlash section and we are happy to announce that Nouvola CEO and Co-founder Paola Moretto has written the first one for them.  It's a great article about being a "Unicorn with Sparkles" - a female technologist founder. Great read from one of our industry "unicorns".  

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Topics: Team, Business, WomenInTech

Nouvola announces Amazon Web Service partnership

Posted by Charles Higgins on Jan 15, 2015 4:07:00 PM

APN_Standard_Technology_PartnerNouvola, a Portland Oregon based company offering cloud performance testing and analytics, today is happy to announce a strengthening of our ties with AWS (Amazon Web Services) by joining AWS Partner Network (APN) as a Standard Technology Partner.  This partnership expands and enhances our reach in the AWS cloud community, further solidify our position as one the leaders in the Performance Testing and Performance Analytics market.  We’re very excited about the growth this new partnership will bring to Nouvola and look forward to providing our high quality testing and analytics solution to AWS customers.

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Topics: Business

To all a good night: Web performance testing gives the gift of peace of mind

Posted by Charles Higgins on Dec 22, 2014 11:34:00 AM

Enterprise software isn’t something you usually wrap and put under a tree. But here at Nouvola, we’re feeling very festive this holiday season, and it’s not just about the gift parties and the eggnog. We’re in a celebratory mood because we know that our cloud performance testing software is delivering real value … gifts, if you will … to any business that uses it.

So in the spirit of the season we made a list, some of us even checked it twice, of the gifts of web performance testing.

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Topics: Team, Business, Ecommerce

How to test today’s web applications

Posted by Charles Higgins on Dec 18, 2014 11:26:00 AM

Development has changed and testing needs to change to keep pace.

(First in a series on How, What and When to test web applications.)

In the old days engineering would spend months or years working on a product release, once they were done they would hand it off to QA for testing, according to a waterfall development model, and then hand it off to Sys Admin for deployment. Testing was focused primarily around functional tests. Now with the advent of things like Agile and Continuous Integration our development model has changed completely, and our testing modalities need to change as well. Real world behavior testing of your application is the gold standard if you want to ensure that your customers’ expectations are met.

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Topics: Technology

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