DETROIT, Oct. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company delivering a new generation of application performance management (APM), today announced that its industry-leading APMaaS solution now provides performance testing of mobile web applications across 4G LTE networks. This enables companies to improve the speed and performance of their mobile web applications well in advance of the 2013 holiday season, to deliver best-in-class mobile customer experiences, increase revenue and protect brand reputation. The explosive growth and adoption of 4G LTE technology by consumers using smartphones and tablets will drive significant growth in mobile web traffic and sales beginning this holiday season and continuing in the future. eCommerce retailers report that sales are increasingly booked from mobile devices, and this number is growing. According to ComScore, four out of five consumers now use smartphones to shop or to complete banking transactions and other operations online. The addition of 4G LTE support extends Compuware's mobile APM leadership and coverage of supported technologies, sustaining its position as the industry's most complete and powerful APMaaS solution for modern applications. With its unique ability to monitor the performance of all customer transactions, Compuware evaluates application performance across the entire eCommerce delivery chain — from the mobile shopper on a smartphone or tablet, through the cloud, deep into the data center — ensuring fast, seamless access to applications, regardless of how customers access them. "We have been investing to make our mobile web site a primary sales channel for new and returning customers, and predict a significant and increasing percentage of sales will be initiated from mobile devices this holiday season," said Mark Lilien, Senior Vice President and CIO for Things Remembered. "With more customers having access to high speed mobile networks, we can increase the sophistication of our mobile web site. But we recognize the need to monitor the end user experience proactively to ensure that we continue to serve all customers all the time," added Lilien. "The ability to leverage Compuware's extensive monitoring network of different mobile carriers across different geographies and carrier technologies has become a key component of our end-to-end performance management approach."