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The Trust IV blog is built with Drupal CMS and hosted on an Ubuntu / Apache platform. We also use SOLR for indexing and search. Under normal circumstances our blog is reasonably responsive, but yesterday our site developed an embarrassing problem. (Well one that's potentially embarrassing for a company for whom web performance is so important.)The video below demonstrates the effect of a back-end component timing out (in our case the SOLR timeout was set to 30 seconds).

Posted by Richard Bishop

I’m a regular contributor to performance testing discussion groups and user forums on the Internet.

Posted by Richard Bishop

Over the pond, America is gearing up for Thanksgiving and their online retailers are preparing for their busiest weekend of the year. In common with America, in the UK there is a significant shift away from bricks and mortar retailers, towards online shopping.

Posted by Richard Bishop

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that here at Trust IV, we’re passionate about web performance. If we spot a poorly performing website, it makes our blood boil.

Posted by Richard Bishop

Last week saw the unveiling of the highly anticipated clothing line of French fashion designer Isabel Marant.  In a collaboration with high street retailer H&M, many fans were left disappointed when H&M's website crashed due to load.

Posted by Mahesh Johal

Trust IV was at the Sage User Network Annual Conference yesterday at the De Vere, Herons Reach Hotel in Blackpool. Trust IV was one of eight sponsors to have a stand; whilst Richard also presented about a recent Sage 1000 migration project at University Hospital Birmingham (UHB).

Posted by Mahesh Johal

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our partners Pixel8 for their help in producing our roller banners for the Sage Conference.A design, branding and marketing agency based in the Northern Quarter, Manchester; Pixel8 have previously designed our website and blog.

Posted by Mahesh Johal

According to recent news articles, such the Guardian’s “UK retailers ready for record online sales this Christmas”, or ComputerWeekly’s “Online retail spend reaches record high as Christmas approaches”, UK retailers are expecting record sales through their online channels this year.Both of these articles quote figures from IMRG and Cap Gemini, who estimate that online reta

Posted by Richard Bishop

I wrote an article about the delays faced by customers trying to buy tickets for Glasgow 2014 during the first round of ticket sales in August. Many visitors to the site faced delays of up to an hour trying to buy tickets. I decided against publishing the article at the time, as I didn’t feel it was that newsworthy.

Posted by Mahesh Johal

DARPA recently announced a new Grand Challenge in Cyber security.

Posted by James Pickering

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About this blog

The team at Trust IV is fascinated by technology and its impact on our daily lives. There are a lot of great minds at work here, working with our clients to improve their application performance and help technology make a difference. The Trust IV blog allows us to share our thoughts on the latest IT trends and give an insight into our service offerings. We hope that you enjoy reading our content.