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Monitoring Cyber Monday – the Good and the Ugly

The holiday season is a time when most people get to relax and enjoy time off of work, but for IT professionals it can be a very hectic time of year. With the rise of e-commerce and online shopping, especially with many retailers putting huge emphasis on their online sales in order to meet profit and revenue targets for the year, the performance of e-commerce sites is crucial to the bottom line of most retailers.

To get a better sense of how things are looking, we’ve been running a study of the performance and availability of more than 130 of the top online retailers, both the pure-plays like Amazon as well as traditional brick and mortar stores such as Walmart and Target, to see how they handled the Cyber Monday rush of traffic, as well as the rest of the online holiday shopping season.