Are you minding your PQTM? Is your Company operating at Genius level?
As children, we were always told to mind our “P”‘s and “Q”‘s. Good sound advice. With the ever present arrival of Mobile ubiquity and “Generation M”, it is clear that whatever type of website you host, especially if it is marketed to the general public, you need to mind your PQTM (Performance engineering Quotient) as well.
Here are just a few mobile statistics to consider, as mobile computing is, and will transform our lives:
56% of American adults are now smartphone owners. (Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2013)
Mobile now accounts for 12 percent of Americans’ media consumption time, triple its share in 2009. (Source: Digiday, 2013)
By the end of 2013, there will be more mobile devices on Earth than people. (Source: Cisco, 2013)
Consumers spent six times as much time in retailers’ apps in December compared to a year earlier. (Source: Flurry, 2013)
Internet access via mobile is no longer a niche activity and is increasingly becoming part of everyone’s lives. 50% of the average global mobile web users now use mobile as either their primary or exclusive means of going online. (Source: inmobi, 2013)
And to boot, according to other survey results, we now use our mobile devices in bed, in the bathroom, while watching TV, and generally while we are waiting. (Source: inmobi, 2012).
In recent news, some Executives of today’s trendy mobile startups, having experienced some very public scalability debacles, would have you believe that it is impossible to build a scalable mobile web solution (read more here). It’s not true. Don’t believe it for a second. Don’t allow your Company to experience the same fate as these startups!
Now, it shoud be noted that when we say mobile, we are talking about smartphones, tablets, and other handheld or subnotebook devices that access the internet.
So, with the proliferation of such devices, the increased user base, as well as the increased time of usage (compared to desktop and traditional internet access options), you need to take mobile seriously in your Performance Engineering and Scalability endeavors. You MUST keep up with the times.
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It’s time to start minding your PQ. Is your Company working at a Genius level when it comes to your Performance Engineering practice!