Around the Web – Week 9, 2012

Posted: March 5th, 2012
Filed under: Around the Web


This past week brought us a few good stories on the importance of site performance.

Walmart did a study to determine how page speed affected conversions and sales.  There were some interesting outcomes here:

How Page Speed Correlates to Business Metrics at


The New York Times published a piece on user’s responses to page speed:

For Impatient Web Users, an Eye Blink Is Just Too Long to Wait


Page load data and tools for  testing your site’s speed:

Making a Fast Website


Stories coming from RSA Conference.

Dwayne Melancon, CTO of Tripwire, suggests companies assess their assets and ask,“What is the value of each asset to my business and how does that change over time? How does it look when things are good, OK, and bad?”

Know Your Assets and How Their Threat Level Changes Over Time


News on the IIS front.


And Scott Forsyth reported new information on IIS 8:

What’s New in IIS 8


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