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📕 Why “Growth At All Costs” is Dead; Combating Disruptive Competitors; How to Think Strategically…

Welcome back to The SaaS Playbook, a bi-weekly rundown of the top articles, tactics, and thought leadership in B2B SaaS. Not a subscriber yet? ⚰️ It’s still early in the year, but the majority of software has taken a beating thus far as rates rise and geopolitical tensions increase. But Orlando Bravo (Managing Partner of Thoma Bravo) and his portfolio are doing just fine, as he’s always championed fundamentals and profitability over high cash burn for a shot at hyper-growth. In a recent sit down with Delivering Alpha,
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Sierra Space Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

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LOUISVILLE, CO, Mar 18, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Sierra Space, a leading commercial space company with 1,100 employees, more than 500 missions and over 30 years of space flight heritage, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), a leading company in the space development industry in Japan, announced that the companies have jointly signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

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Orbital Reef by 2035 - Sierra Space

The MOU agreement outlines plans for Sierra Space and MHI to collaborate on a wide range of technologies regarding the development of Orbital Reef, a commercially developed, owned and operated space station to be built in low Earth orbit (LEO) by investors Sierra Space and Blue Origin.

Sierra Space and MHI have commenced work on incorporating MHI expertise in the development of Orbital Reef, bringing in technologies and expertise from MHI's years of experience with the International Space Station (ISS) program.

"At Sierra Space we are building a platform in space to benefit life on Earth," said Tom Vice, Sierra Space CEO. "We are proud to formalize a long-standing relationship with MHI and look forward to leveraging its considerable technological expertise, as we continue building Orbital Reef and the next generation of space transportation."

"MHI is very excited to collaborate with Sierra Space and use MHI's technologies and experience earned over years to contribute to the development of Orbital Reef, the program led by Sierra Space, Blue Origin and their international partners," said Tomoe Nishigaya, Vice President and Senior General Manager of Space Systems at MHI. "We look forward to further collaboration with Sierra Space as to how MHI's technologies, products and services may provide better experience for users and customers of the space station. Additionally, MHI plans to cooperate with JAXA and other aerospace companies in Japan, leveraging strong relationships built through participation to the ISS program."

About Sierra Space

Sierra Space products and programs are working towards a more accessible space economy. The company is rapidly advancing toward the launch of the world's only winged commercial spaceplane, the Dream Chaser. As the next generation of space transportation, the Dream Chaser will perform cargo supply and return missions for NASA, set to begin in late 2022, delivering up to 12,000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) at a time. The return journey will carry critical data, generated by ISS researcher experiments, enabling earth-bound scientists to benefit from much faster access to these unique results. Dream Chaser is a reusable spaceplane, uniquely capable of a smooth 1.5 low-g re-entry for crew and cargo transportation with the ability to land on existing commercial runways worldwide.

Sierra Space is the developer of the Large Integrated Flexible Environment (LIFE) Habitat, a modular, three-story commercial habitation and science platform. The unique structure will provide opportunities for multiple businesses including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and other sectors, to optimize zero gravity benefits. The LIFE Habitat will be able to be deployed in low-Earth orbit, on the lunar surface, or lunar orbit, and as a transport vehicle to Mars. Both Dream Chaser and LIFE Habitat will launch using conventional rocket propulsion systems.

The Dream Chaser spaceplane and LIFE platform are central components of the joint partnership Orbital Reef commercial space station and mixed-use business park being developed in partnership with Blue Origin.

About MHI Group

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world's leading industrial groups, spanning energy, logistics & infrastructure, industrial machinery, aerospace and defense. MHI Group combines cutting-edge technology with deep experience to deliver innovative, integrated solutions that help to realize a carbon neutral world, improve the quality of life and ensure a safer world. For more information, please visit www.mhi.com or follow our insights and stories on spectra.mhi.com.


Copyright 2022 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.jcnnewswire.comSierra Space announced that the companies have jointly signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Juniper Networks and NEC Selected to Revolutionize Wi-Fi Experience for Raizen’s Headquarters in Brazil

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., and TOKYO, Mar 18, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, and NEC Corporation (NEC: TSE: 6701), a leading global IT and network transformation services provider, today announced that they have been selected by new Raizen, a global leader in bio-energy solutions, to design and deploy an innovative new Wi-Fi network for its headquarters in Sao Paulo and offices in Piracicaba, Brazil. In a competitive bid that ousted the legacy provider, the Juniper Mist AI solution was chosen to revolutionize the online experience for Raizen's workforce across its main campus. This Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps) approach to Wi-Fi provisioning is also expected to dramatically streamline the IT helpdesk function for Raizen, which is one of Brazil's largest private business groups.

The Juniper solution has quickly become Raizen's standard Wi-Fi platform, completely replacing the incumbent solution. (Juniper Networks was named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure). With the consultancy and implementation services provided by Juniper's key global partner NEC, the new platform provides automated and real-time data insights into exactly what Raizen's users, devices and sites are experiencing on the network. In addition, by using actionable data from individual users, Mist AI provides tailored feedback and proactive support, as well as correlated, AI-driven insights into the network's overall ongoing health and performance.

The Mist AI solution features enterprise networking's first virtual network assistant that provides a conversational AI interface, known as PDFMarvis. This unique feature enables Raizen's IT team to interact with an automated, intelligent tool that understands user intent and delivers improved value and quality of returned results. Marvis can contextualize requests to accelerate troubleshooting workflows, answer product or feature specific questions, provide information about the network and help find any type of network device. Ultimately, this improves specific user experiences by learning from user feedback.

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Raizen is anticipating a 75 percent reduction in its Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) network performance, thanks to Mist AI's ability to provide real-time visibility and apply automated trouble-shooting.

In a pre-sales proof-of-concept session, Marvis detected and remediated a major Power over Ethernet problem on a third-party switch in Raizen's network, taking just two minutes to find, identify and resolve the issue successfully.

The proactive approach to trouble-shooting and network support delivered by Mist AI and Marvis enables Raizen's relatively small IT team to scale and utilize time and budget resources in an optimized way.

NEC's integration and services support, underpinned by its expertise in networks including Juniper solutions, results in a smooth migration and deployment of the new platform.

The Mist AI solution is transforming Raizen's productivity and job satisfaction by providing its workforce with consistently-available network connectivity in support of key business applications including voice and video over Teams, SAP, Office 365 and intranet access.

Raizen is assessing further projects based on the capabilities of the Juniper Mist cloud, including Wired Assurance, warehouses becoming Wi-Fi enabled and newly-acquired companies making the move to the Juniper solution.

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"Wi-Fi should be about convenient, agile and scalable network connectivity that consistently enables employees to be more productive and creative. However, our previous, non-AI solution was delivering exactly the opposite. The Mist AI solution from Juniper is infinitely more reliable to use and simple to operate, intelligently able to detect potential problems, flag them and fix them before our workforce even sees an issue. This approach has transformed our IT operations and support, with remarkable user experiences to show for it," says Jose Eduardo Massad, CIO, Raizen.

"Juniper is delivering experience-first networking to Raizen and thousands of other enterprises, built on technology that has been designed to leverage the operational and user benefits of the cloud and AI. Fundamentally, this approach transforms network operations from reactive troubleshooting to proactive remediation through self-driving actions, which in turn creates a superior user experience," Sujai Hajela, Executive Vice President, AI-Driven Enterprise, Juniper Networks.

"NEC is honored to contribute as a key business partner to the transformation of Raizen's network with Juniper's AI-driven technologies. We are constantly enhancing our network engineering capabilities and strengthening partnerships with industry leaders such as Juniper to deliver state-of-the-art solutions that bring significant value to customers. Based on our rich experiences in Brazil and other markets globally, we take a customer-centric approach aimed at achieving business objectives for the long term," says Mayuko Tatewaki, General Manager, Service Provider Solutions Division, NEC Corporation.

About Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks is dedicated to dramatically simplifying network operations and driving superior experiences for end users. Our solutions deliver industry-leading insight, automation, security and AI to drive real business results. We believe that powering connections will bring us closer together while empowering us all to solve the world's greatest challenges of well-being, sustainability and equality. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (wwww.juniper.net).

Juniper Networks, the Juniper Networks logo, Juniper, Junos, and other trademarks listed where are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation has established itself as a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies while promoting the brand statement of "Orchestrating a brighter world." NEC enables businesses and communities to adapt to rapid changes taking place in both society and the market as it provides for the social values of safety, security, fairness and efficiency to promote a more sustainable world where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential. For more information, visit NEC at https://www.nec.com.


Copyright 2022 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.jcnnewswire.comJuniper Networks and NEC Corporation today announced that they have been selected by Raizen, a global leader in bio-energy solutions, to design and deploy an innovative new Wi-Fi network for its headquarters in Sao Paulo and offices in Piracicaba, Brazil.

TòrÒnet a Blockchain Platform Built Specifically for Financial Inclusion Launches With Four Stablecoins – Press launch Bitcoin News

press launch PRESS RELEASE. TòròNet not too long ago introduced the launch of the community’s mainnet, following almost six months of working a testnet. The blockchain was launched along with stablecoins in 4 currencies within the African sub-continent to begin. The blockchain is constructed particularly targeted on the unbanked and inadequately banked, however with the […]

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Audi Charged Up About Latest Concept: A6 Avant e-tron

Audi’s big push to electrify its line-up focuses on the e-tron line-up. And while it’s currently on the road in a couple of iterations, the German premium brand is continuing to look at what’s next. The newest version being the A6 Avant e-tron concept. Check it out at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Item 9 Labs Corp. to Acquire The Herbal Cure in Denver, Colorado

DENVER — Item 9 Labs Corp. (OTCQX: INLB) (the “Company”) — a vertically integrated cannabis dispensary franchisor and operator that produces premium, award-winning products — announced today that it has signed […]
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