Gomez Launches Program To Certify Web Performance Analysis and Management Experts at Think Tank 2007


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Registrations for the Gomez Global User Conference accelerate with major brands on-board to attend

LEXINGTON, Mass., March 21, 2007 – Are you the savviest person in your company when it comes to managing the web experience? Can you isolate the impact of a tiny hardware or software change on important performance metrics? Can you extract and analyze detailed web performance data, then leverage it to improve business results?

Gomez power users can document these and other evidence of their expertise by obtaining Gomez® XF Analyst Certification at Think Tank, the inaugural Gomez Global User Conference, April 22-25 at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, Ariz.

Gomez, Inc., the leader in web application experience management, announced the program today as part of its ongoing mission to ensure superior online experiences. Certification will be a valuable credential helping web experience management professionals identify other experts in the field and share advanced knowledge.

Think Tank Registration Booms
With one month until the doors to Think Tank open, Gomez customers are registering fast to attend the inaugural user conference and benefit from the peer-to-peer networking the conference affords. Companies already registered to attend include: 3M, BANKLINK, Best Buy Co., Inc., The Boeing Company, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, Citizens Financial Group, DoubleClick Inc., Fidelity Investments, GSI Commerce, Inc., Kohl’s Corporation, Medplus, Inc., Mattel, Inc., Orbitz, LLC, Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, RedCats USA, Reuters Group, Thomson Corporation, USA Today, Yahoo! Inc., and YellowPages.com.

Certification Benefits
The certification program will include instruction in the use of the Gomez ExperienceFirst Network™ to:
• Understand key web performance metrics and their statistical significance;
• Diagnose and solve problems that can affect response time, availability, download times and more;
• Establish baseline performance metrics and test alternative application components against them;
• Quantify performance vs. competitors and extend advantages;
• Isolate performance variations based on geography, infrastructure, time of day and other variables; and
• Extract performance data for advanced analysis.

“Our products are intuitive enough for any IT or e-commerce professional to benefit from, but they’re powerful enough to pay off substantially with advanced training and expertise,” said Matt Poepsel, Gomez’s vice president of performance strategies. “That’s what Gomez XF Analyst Certification is about.”

The cost of the Gomez XF Analyst Certification program at Think Tank is $395.00 per person. More information on the faculty and registration details can be found at: http://www.gomez.com/events/certification.html.

About Gomez
Gomez is the leading provider of web application experience management solutions. Used by more than 750 companies worldwide, including eight of the top 10 most visited sites, six of the top 10 retailers, nine of the top 10 financial services firms, five of the top 10 social networking companies, and four of the top 10 industrial companies, Gomez’s services, delivered in a software as a service (SaaS) subscription model, help companies ensure superior online experiences that satisfy customers, enhance brands and drive profits. Founded in 1997, Gomez provides the industry’s only complete solution for managing web application experience from development through deployment and the entire application life cycle, featuring active monitoring, competitive benchmarking, and more than 13,500 data sources worldwide. Gomez is Network Computing magazine’s “Editor’s Choice” for best Internet performance monitoring service. For more information, please visit www.gomez.com or de.gomez.com for information in German.

Gomez, Gomez.com and ExperienceFirst are trademarks and/or service marks of Gomez, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Corporate Contact:

Samantha McGarry
Gomez, Inc.
[email protected]
Agency Contact:

Darby Johnson
Beaupre & Co. Public Relations, Inc.
[email protected]

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