Why upgrade from ASP to ASP.NET?
Website performance on desktop or mobile plays a major role in the success of your business or organization.
- Pinterest increased search engine traffic and sign-ups by 15% when they reduced perceived wait times by 40%.
- The BBC found they lost an additional 10% of users for every additional second their site took to load.
If you are an e-commerce or mobile commerce website then here are some more stats.
- “52% of shoppers will shop elsewhere after a bad experience” (Google)
- “57% of shoppers will abandon the cart if load time is 3 seconds or greater” (Google)
Upgrading to ASP.NET can increase your website performance up to 3X.
Availability of talent:
Finding great talent in technology is very hard. ASP was last released in November 2000. While Microsoft still supports ASP most engineers have moved to better technologies making it more difficult to find talent to maintain a site built with ASP. In today’s competitive landscape a business that is strapped by technology and people to maintain and enhance is less likely to succeed.
Upgrading to ASP.NET gives you a very large pool of talent to choose from. Get better talent and increase your ability to best your competition.
ASP.NET has a great eco-system. That is there are a plethora of “off the shelf” tools and components available to keep you from having to use your software engineers to develop them. These provide most of the functionality a business needs and frees up your engineers to focus on critical functions or features specific to your business or product.
Upgrading to ASP.NET opens you up to a great eco-system that will help accelerate development and avoids costs of re-inventing the wheel.
ASP.NET is better suited for the cloud.
Microsoft Azure: “It’s the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your favorite tools and frameworks.” – Microsoft
AWS EC2: “It is designed to make web-scale cloud computing easier for developers. Amazon EC2’s simple web service interface allows you to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your computing resources and lets you run on Amazon’s proven computing environment.” – Amazon Web Services
Upgrading to the cloud helps reduce any infrastructure overhead. Cloud computing’s greatest benefit is its ability to scale up or down as needed based on your business demand with $0 in up front costs.