Web performance news which may be surprising to many, top ecommerce sites are 22% slower than they were last year. This speaks to the need for application performance monitoring to help these firms improve their web speed:
In December 2011, the median load time for a site in the Alexa Retail 2000 was 5.94 seconds. Just twelve months later, the median was 7.25 seconds. At this rate of growth, this number could hit almost 9 seconds by the end of this year.
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