joelja at bogus.com
Wed May 11 13:48:53 CDT 2011
On 5/11/11 11:39 AM, George Bonser wrote:
> It depends. There are other things to take into account. If you
> increase the time it takes a mobile device to complete a transaction by
> only a couple of seconds, if you multiply those couple of seconds by
> all of the users in a large metro area, you end up with devices
> increased use of network resources (and increased battery drain on the
> devices themselves). Anything that can be done to speed transactions up
> and get those transmitters shut off as quickly as possible is a win. If
> you don't have a lot of mobile clients hitting your site, then maybe
> that isn't a problem. Every network has their own set of resources and
> their own set of challenges and all of that has to fit within the
> network architecture they have deployed and their business model.
So in our environment reducing the load time on an application by a
couple seconds nets out to several human lifetimes a month, so people
count seconds and fractions of seconds like they're precious.
> Basically, there is no "magic bullet".
indeed, it has to be applied systemically.
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