Thursday Sep 26, 2013

Bounce rate is not everyone's enemy

I am cross-posting here an interesting piece of info & advice that my colleague Abhijith Ramalingaiah shared on an Oracle alias then on his slideshare page. It has been a while since I have posted something about web analytics, a topic you quickly get interested in after starting your own blog, thanks to Abhijith for reviving it :-)

Abhijith is taking a closer look at Bounce Rate (BR). BR represents the percentage of visitors who enter the site and leave ("bounce") rather than continue viewing other pages on the same site. High BR is thus typically viewed as a sign of poor performance, visitors are leaving. Abhijith is telling us however that it is not necessarily such a negative sign, and that the content on the page has to be considered as well as visitor experience.

Abhijith then goes thru the following scenarios where BR is not a good measurement for the page.

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Thursday Sep 05, 2013

Misys Kondor+ runs best on SPARC T5

Misys is a leading financial software vendor, providing the broadest portfolio of banking, treasury, trading and risk solutions available on the market. At ISV Engineering, we have a long-standing collaboration with the Kondor+ product line, that came from the Turaz acquisition (formerly part of Thomson Reuters) and now part of the Misys Treasury & Capital Markets (TCM) portfolio. Jean-Marc Jacquot, Senior Technical Consultant at Misys TCM, was recently interviewed by ITplace.TV (in French language) about a recent IT redesign of the Kondor+ installed base at a major French financial institution.

The customer was running various releases of Kondor+ over a wide range of SPARC machines, from Sun V240 to M4000. The IT project aimed at rationalizing these deployments for better ROI, SLA and raw performance —to meet the new system requirements of the latest Kondor+ release. In the short list, SPARC & Solaris beat x86 & Linux on …

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