WatchMouse Announces OMXS30 Companies' Websites Fall Short

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Testing reveals slow loading and poor uptime; Securitas noted as worst

WatchMouse, a global industry leader in self-service website and application performance monitoring, tested websites belonging to the companies listed on the OMXS30, the stock market index for the Stockholm Stock Exchange, for availability and performance. None of the OMXS30 company websites registered 100% uptime. The websites with the lowest uptimes included Securitas (93.3%), AstraZeneca (98.3%), SCA (98.8%), Volvo Group (98.8%) and Swedbank (98.8%). The websites with the best uptimes included SEB (99.9%), Boliden (99.9%), Nordea (99.9%), Svenska Handelsbanken (99.9%), Swedish Match (99.9%), and Investor (99.9%).

"These are the largest public companies in Sweden and only six of their websites met the industry standard of 99.9% uptime or greater," states Mark Pors, CTO and co-founder of WatchMouse. "These websites are key channels for these companies to attract new business, provide investors with information, and project a professional corporate image. It's been four years since our first testing, and we're surprised that our research found that these sites are performing worse than they did in 2006."

WatchMouse monitored the websites during the period of January 23 to March 1, 2010. According to industry standards, availability of greater than or equal to 99.9% is regarded as "good" while anything below 99% is regarded as "poor" site uptime.

The sites were checked every five minutes during the test period from one of the 42 WatchMouse global monitoring stations, and included a retrieval of the website home page, without graphics or frames. The home page was expected to load within eight seconds without any errors. If that time was exceeded or a server error occurred, WatchMouse verified the results using another of its monitoring stations. The result was counted as either poor availability or unavailable if a second error was established.

See http://www.watchmouse.com/SPI/2010/status_OMXS30_sites.php for the full report of all OMXS30 company website uptimes or visit http://OMXS30.public-website-status.com for real-time status and statistical data on each website's performance.

This website performance monitoring research covers the websites of the following organisations: SEB, Boliden, Nordea, Svenska Handelsbanken, Swedish Match, Investor, Atlas Copco, Lundin Petroleum, SKF, ABB, Modern Times Group, Ericsson, Electrolux, Nokia, Assa Abloy, SSAB, Tele2, TeliaSonera, Hennes & Mauritz, Skanska, Alfa Laval, Getinge, Scania, Sandvik, Swedbank, Volvo Group, SCA, AstraZeneca, Securitas.

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