Every Business Is a Web Business Now

The speed of business is reliant on the Internet today. Seconds—even milliseconds—can cost organizations millions of dollars.

Experts say that the file size of the average web page has doubled in size since 2010, while users’ skyrocketing expectations have shrunk their patience. Almost half of visitors will abandon a site if they have to wait more than three seconds. Nobody can afford that. You lose too much when your site doesn’t function at its absolute best—money, traffic, trust.

O’Reilly’s Velocity conference brings its web operations and performance event to New York City for the first time, Monday, October 14 through Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at the New York Hilton Midtown.

After six years in Silicon Valley, Europe, and China, chairs Steve Souders and John Allspaw invite New York’s technical and business leaders to bring their most challenging problems to Velocity. At Velocity New York, experts from finance, media, advertising, entertainment, tech, and other online businesses share their collective brilliance to work on building the fastest and strongest web yet.

Speakers from firms such as Union Square Ventures, Qualcomm, Major League Baseball, Facebook, Netflix, Salesforce, Etsy, Google, GitHub, and Intuit discuss both their success stories and cautionary tales. A rich schedule of networking events also provides time for more informal conversations.

Velocity is about sharing ideas on operations and performance in high-stakes environments. Being the U.S. financial and media capital, New York has many high-stakes situations, for sure.

For further information and registration, visit Velocity Conference’s website.

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About the Author

Colleen Miller is a journalist and social media specialist. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, with her most recent work dedicated to the online space. Colleen covers the data center industry, including topics such as modular, cloud and storage/big data.

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