Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? No, It’s a Google/SpaceX Satellite!

J. Stradling
J. Stradling

Summary Bullets:

  • Satellite technology advancements, including steerable beams as well as new middle Earth orbit (MEO) and low Earth orbit (LEO) constellations, can potentially benefit businesses with cost-effective, low-latency, high-speed connectivity.
  • Satellite innovation can open new enterprise-grade applications leveraging lower costs and higher performance, such as deploying satellite backup in case of terrestrial network outage and expanding target markets for cloud computing services.

Robust connectivity to the Internet worldwide remains elusive despite the aggressive efforts of pioneers such as Google and investment partner Fidelity. There are vast expanses of land and sea where the choice is between high-latency (up to one second per hop) GEO satellites, or lower-latency but very narrowband LEO or MEO constellations such as Orbcomm, Globalstar or Iridium. Continue reading “Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? No, It’s a Google/SpaceX Satellite!”

Axway’s Acquisition of Appcelerator Increases Its Mobile Value Proposition

C. Dunlap
C. Dunlap

Summary Bullets:

  • Appcelerator’s MADP offering will enhance Axway’s API services.
  • Appcelerator has struggled with a questionable business model that drastically changed a year ago.

Little-known Axway has purchased one of the leading MADP pure plays, Appcelerator, to enhance Axway’s API service offering with mobile technology and improve its competitive threat as it goes after enterprises launching mobile projects. Continue reading “Axway’s Acquisition of Appcelerator Increases Its Mobile Value Proposition”