Amsterdam, The Netherlands (PRWEB) March 7, 2010
WatchMouse, a global industry leader in self-service website and application performance monitoring, tested the 40 websites belonging to the companies listed on the FTSE MIB, the benchmark stock market index of the Borsa Italiana, the Italian stock exchange, for availability and performance. Only two of the FTSE MIB company websites registered 100% uptime. The websites with the lowest uptimes included Impregilo (86.6%), Assicurazioni Generali (92.3%) and Enel (93.8%) and Telecom Italia (96.2%). The websites with the best uptimes included Fondiaria-Sai (100%), Parmalat (100%), Pirelli (99.9%), Banca Popolare di Milano (99.9%), and Mediolanum (99.9%).
"These are the largest public companies in Italy and more than 87% of their websites did not meet 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_FTSE-MIB_sites.php for the full report of all FTSE MIB company website uptimes or visit http://FTSE-MIB.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: Fondiaria-Sai, Parmalat, Pirelli, Banca Popolare di Milano, Mediolanum, Autogrill, Snam Rete Gas, Campari Group, Mondadori, Geox, Exor, Mediobanca, Intesa Sanpaolo, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, STMicroelectronics N.V., Fiat, Tenaris, UBI Banca, Lottomatica, Unipol, Mediaset, Atlantia, Saipem, CIR Group, A2A, Prysmian, UniCredito, Finmeccanica, Terna, Banco Popolare, Bulgari, Buzzi Unicem, Italcementi, Eni, Luxottica Group, Ansaldo STS, Telecom Italia, Enel, Assicurazioni Generali, Impregilo.