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In-Flight Wi-Fi: Are Expectations Too High?

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER March 2015 By Andrew Penn and Mike Greene Download: The sky may be the limit for in-flight connectivity (IFC) over the long-term; however near-term adoption may be tempered by consumers’ alternative entertainment options. Consumer broadband habits and onboard Wi-Fi take rates to-date suggest that already-deployed technologies (such as DTH over Wi-Fi, and onboard, …

Selling IT Security to the Health Industry

The Anthem Hack Changes Nothing AVASCENT WHITE PAPER February 2015 By Christopher Meissner, Senior Associate Chris Haley, Consultant Download: If there were ever a time for the healthcare industry to rally for stronger IT security, it should be in the aftermath of the industry’s largest-ever information breach at Anthem. In other sectors where privacy and …

Consolidation Ahead: Europe’s Defense Industry Verges on a Historic Market-Led Transformation

EUROPEAN DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL BASE FORUM OCCASIONAL PAPER  17 February 2015 By Christina Balis Download: Europe’s system of interlocking ownership structures has been a long-standing feature of its defense industrial sector. While such an industrial approach made sense during an era of active government interventionism, a new commercial rationale is shaping the future of Europe’s defense …

Quantum Computing: Promise and Potential

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER January 2015 By Evan Rolfe Download: Quantum Computing: Promise and Potential” Quantum computing could revolutionize major target industries such as financial, oil & gas, aerospace and biotech, in ten to fifteen years. Firms that understand this, and adopt the technology sooner rather than later will be poised to dominate their respective markets. When …

Defense Industry could Benefit as Liaison Between Silicon Valley and DoD

WASHINGTON, DC — On January 6th, National Defense Magazine published Avascent Managing Director Tim Wickham and writer-in-resident August Cole’s recent op-ed detailing why the defense industry should build stronger ties to Silicon Valley. The Defense Department is clearly looking beyond the defense establishment for technologies that will give it a decisive operational edge in tomorrow’s …

National Defense publishes Avascent’s Jovovic and Breen on Global A&D Competitiveness

WASHINGTON, DC – January’s issue of National Defense Magazine features analysis on increasing competition in the global defense industry, from Avascent’s Aleksandar Jovovic and Matthew Breen. Major aerospace & defense firms are seeking to expand beyond traditional NATO markets to shore up their bottom lines in the coming years. This past summer, Avascent and FleishmanHillard …

Avascent’s Ian Christensen published in SatMagazine on ECA Financing of Satellites

WASHINGTON, DC – SatMagazine has published Avascent’s Ian Christensen on the burgeoning trend of Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) worldwide financing more satellite deals in the immediate future than ever before. Often these loans support policies that use space capabilities to create jobs, develop talent, and increase industrial competitiveness. This trend started with the US Export-Import …