Load Impact Wins ‘Best Private Sector Project of the Year’ from Computer Weekly

Project to Ensure Website and Application Performance prior to 2014 Winter Olympics Impresses Industry Leaders and Judges

Stockholm — July 30, 2015— Load Impact has been awarded the “Best Private Sector Project of the Year” for 2015 by Computer Weekly.

Load Impact, the popular online load and performance testing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), won the award for the performance testing and optimization work they did with MTGx, the digital accelerator of the worldwide entertainment company Modern Times Group, prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics — defeating 130 other entries.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be selected for this award,” said Håkan Tylen, CEO of Load Impact. “Working with MTGx to prepare them for the Winter Olympics was a great project, and we thank them for being outstanding partners.”

When MTGx property Viaplay obtained the exclusive broadcasting rights to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the Sweden-based MTGx quickly realized they would need to prepare for a major influx in web traffic.

Load Impact worked with MTGx to prepare their website for a spike of more than 1 million visits, including 30,000 concurrent users at its peak.

After planning, scripting and executing the tests, Load Impact and MTGx were able to detect, diagnose and fix potential performance problems and ensure Swedish sports fans could enjoy all their favorite Olympic sports with no service degradation or interruption.

“MTGx tested several worst-case scenarios for the Winter Olympics, including massive usage spikes, and identified bugs that could have severely impacted the performance of the site,” said the awards board at Computer Weekly. “The entry demonstrates the importance of testing way beyond normal thresholds.”

About Load Impact
Load Impact’s automated and on-demand testing services detect, predict, and analyze performance problems – providing the information businesses need to proactively optimize their websites, apps and APIs for customers.

With its roots in work for NASDAQ and the European Space Agency, the Stockholm-based company has been redefining load and performance testing since 2011 by making it cost-effective, instantly available and easy to use.

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About MTGx
MTGx is the digital accelerator of Modern Times Group, and is focused on leveraging MTG’s digital assets and industry leading content portfolio, to create and deliver world class entertainment experiences.

MTGx is committed to increasing the development speed of MTG’s digital entertainment services across the world, and provides centralised digital skills and platforms to all of MTG’s businesses.

About Computer Weekly European User Awards
The Computer Weekly European User Awards honours IT professionals across Europe that have excelled in their approach to using technology.

Computer Weekly European User Awards judges used the following criteria to assess the shortlisted entries:

  • Innovation in technology or business processes

  • Improving IT management capabilities

  • Improving business efficiency or reducing costs

  • Demonstrating best practice

  • Delivering measurable business benefits
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