December 12, 2012 – The maturity of application performance management brought with it new aspects such as network optimization and user interactions, but successful enterprise applications are still grounded in the testing stages, according to new recommendations from Aberdeen Group.

With increased connections to offsite environments and growing appetite for mobile functionality, back-end testing has become more critical to keep end users happy and working. Aberdeen pointed to the central findings its own small survey of enterprise application developers: quick and successful adoption of applications by end users was consistently marked by methods such as test performances of real-world users, definition of performance thresholds and identification of sources in delayed response times. On the emerging enterprise mobile application development field, a separate Aberdeen survey noted that basic testing methods could address the top performance challenges of diversity of mobile platforms (51 percent), lack of testing tools (48 percent) and complexity of development (43 percent).

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