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Frequently, businesses will turn to “convenience metrics” average (or mean) response times to gauge overall performance. However while the average might be easy to understand it’s also extremely misleading. (…) 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 – Optimizely Blog )

December 11, 2013 · 1 min · 61 words