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Download the FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Fall 2018 Report

In public markets, with a three month gain of 7.6% in our fall reporting period, the FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) rebounded nicely from the loss it suffered in our summer reporting period. This gain slightly out- performed the 7.3% gain in the S&P 500 but still fell a bit short of the 9.0% …

Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly

Download the FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Summer 2018 Report

In public markets, the FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Index (EFTTI) snapped its string of positive performances and dipped 0.9% in our summer reporting period. This sent the EFTTI in the opposite direction of the broader indices as the S&P 500 and NASDAQ gained 6.3% and 8.6%, respectively, in the past three months. While the EFTTI

Telecom Business Services Quarterly

Download the FOCUS Telecom Business Services Quarterly: Summer 2018 Report

In public markets, the FOCUS Telecom Business Services Index (TBSI) delivered a strong three month return of 6.6% in our summer reporting period. This was well above the 2.9% return of the S&P 500 over the corresponding time period and edged out the 6.3% gain in the NASDAQ. For the full year, the TBSI was

FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report

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Health Care Is Hemorrhaging Data. AI Is Here to Help

By Megan Molten, Wired

Artificial intelligence used to mean something. Now, everything has AI. That app that delivers you late-night egg rolls? AI. The chatbot that pops up when you’re buying new kicks? AI. Tweets, stories, posts in your feed, the …

FOCUS Information Technology Quarterly

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Digital Transformation: MSPs Moving on Up...Fast

Managed service providers (MSPs) are third-party technology experts, hired to help scale, monitor, and update various aspects of an organization’s IT systems. As described by AutoO, “MSP roles have evolved over the past decade from simply maintaining legacy systems to taking responsibility for repairs and patches and delivering new software, cloud services, and specific expertise, such as data security services. Top full-service MSPs...allow companies to quickly expand by offering to host operations at a more robust and powerful external data center.”

Also in this Issue:

  • IT Market Analysis— Performance: S&P 500 vs. IT
  • Company Comparables
  • Information Technology Transaction Volume
  • M&A Activity in the IT Sector: Selected Transactions
  • Recently Closed Transactions
FOCUS Government, Aerospace, and Defense Quarterly

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Supersonic Transport: Déjà Vu All Over Again?

By Paul V. Mifsud, Esq., MifnetWORLD "In February 2016, Lockheed Martin received a contract from NASA to submit a preliminary design utilizing the firm’s Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) to create a Low Boom Flight Demonstration Aircraft or LBFD. As a result, in April of this year, Lockheed Martin won a $247.5 million cost-plus NASA contract to design, build, and deliver the Low Boom X-Plane in late 2021. "Next September 2019, Lockheed Martin must deliver its Critical Design Review to demonstrate that the maturity of the design is appropriate to support proceeding with a full-scale fabrication assembly integration and test—in short, to determine whether the technical effort is on track to complete the flight and ground system development and admission."
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Download the FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Summer 2018 Report

In public markets, the FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) suffered a modest downturn in our summer reporting period, dropping 2.4% in the past three months. This broke a streak of two reporting periods with solid gains and underperformed both the 0.3% drop in the S&P 500 and the 2.3% gain in the NASDAQ over

FOCUS Information Technology Quarterly

Download the FOCUS Information Technology Group’s Spring 2018 Report

In this Issue

  • Calculating Risks and Rewards: Critical Cybersecurity Strategies for 2018, Part II
  • IT Market Analysis— Performance: S&P 500 vs. IT
  • Company Comparables
  • Information Technology Transaction Volume
  • M&A Activity in the IT Sector: Selected Transactions
  • Recently Closed Transactions