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  • nip7890 nip7890 Jan 7, 2014 9:39 PM Flag

    TappIn days at Seagate likely numbered

    Businessweek Jan 6

    Your Own Private Cloud

    "Seagate-backed startup Lyve Minds brings networked storage home."

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    • Unlike solution like Lyve's which only allows you to get access to a Lyve device.... It's an incomplete solution since your fresh files are mostly on your computers"" ... So ... Lyve Mind is an incomplete solution and only works to access a Lyve device. Tell me if I'm wrong, but doesn't TappIn allow you to access any mobile device or computer or storage you own, at home or at office? Yes, indeed it does.

      I was listening to a head ceo of a large firm in a fairly new industry. The TV host asked him what he thought about ATT coming into that market, and the man said, Oh, we welcome their entry into it. It validates what we've been doing, are doing.It will improve our own business because try as we might, when ATT comes into this, people begin to realize it's an important business need, and they are much more open to hearing from us now. If ATT came into mobile file sharing, it would be the same thing, good for business.

      Another option for TappIn is to spin it off, raise funding for it, find the right execs either through the funding option or find those execs who will work on contingency to make profits that will pay their salaries. They're out there. You just have to start the head hunting.

      Globalscape needs to continue to improve TappIn with consideration to competitors, follow through on its investment, and start capturing a great amount of the market share. If the people don't want to pay your price for it, that means less demand at that price, so to increase demand, it is simple economics that either you improve the feature set for that price or you lower your price or both so that you can increase demand. You find the bell curve for it that gives you the greatest amount of return. And if you haven't already done so, obtain the counsel of an expert in the valuation of a large user base, free or not.

      My opinion.

    • This is excellent confirmation that Globalscape was and is moving in the right direction with TappIn, both integrating it into their suite of products and embedding it in partner systems. A lot of people have trashed TappIn here. If you can trash TappIn, you can trash Lyve Mind as well. What Globalscape should have been doing, if they haven't been doing it, was to target the same type of capabilities as are being addressed by the Lyve Mind product. Too much negative talk about TappIn and so much so you'd think it was worthless. Then this, ... we got a competitor who's moving hush hush into the mobile file sharing space. But what, I thought it was a bad investment? So bad all these key execs have come together to start their own company? What I would do is bring in the right people, hush hush as well, and boost TappIn well beyond its current capabilities.

      When you throw a ptich you have to follow through. When you make a punch, you have to follow through. When you buy a new technology, you have to follow through and not rest on your laurels.

      On competition, if ATT cried when Sprint started, what sense would that make? There was first ATT, then now we have hundreds of phone service providers. ATT did not fear the competition. In our case, any competition in this space validates TappIn. Validates mobile file sharing. They need to continue upgrading it and look, I said it before, you want to capture market share. This new company is offering their app for free. Think about it.

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      • For now, the company is only charging for the home server, but Bucher says future revenue could come from licensing the technology to other consumer-electronics makers.

        One option Globalscape has is to enter the hardware market, creating THEIR own home server. They can make a good price by volume purchases of servers and load them with TappIn, giving TappIn away on it, for free. TappIn can compete. Lawyers understand working for a contingency fee that if they don't win the suit, they get nothing. A company like TappIn can bring in some key people from out there who would work on a contingency basis because when you hire them, they have to say they can make it work, and if that's true, then they can get paid when they make it work in the marketplace. There are a lot of very rich IT persons who fit the bill who would be able to see the opportunity and do this. That's just one method to increase revenue from TappIn. It's not what you CAN'T do, but finding a way to do what you CAN do.

    • Wow, not good!

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