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Frequently, businesses will turn to โ€œconvenience metricsโ€ average (or mean) response times to gauge overall performance. However while the average might be easy to understand itโ€™s also extremely misleading. (โ€ฆ) The best way to measure this is to track the 99th percentile response time: the worst 1% . (via The Most Misleading Measure of Response Time: Average โ€“ Optimizely Blog )

December 11, 2013 ยท 1 min ยท 61 words