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October, 2018  // Posts published in October, 2018

Tech Trends: IT Security Market Is Being Wrecked by Overabundance of Players

Research Question: Are there already too many cyber security vendors in business, with more startups arriving all the time? If so, how do the leading publicly traded companies maintain share, let alone growth? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, FFIV, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, JNPR, MSFT, PANW, PFPT, RPD, VMW, ZS By: John Harrington Click here to download report […]

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Comtech Idea Proposal (CMTL)

Comtech Idea Proposal (CMTL)

Will Comtech’s Next Gen 911 products continue to drive growth or is the momentum from the rollout fading? Report Available: November 14, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found CMTL posting its third consecutive year of growth and winning a string of business that has produced a record-high backlog as it enters fiscal year 2019. CMTL’s […]

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Tech Trends: Big Open Cloud Platforms Crushing Legacy Tech

Research Question: Are companies that are trying to compete with Amazon, Microsoft and Google in cloud services falling further behind? Are companies that supply other public cloud efforts being hurt? Companies: AMZN, ANET, CSCO, CTXS, FFIV, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, JNPR, MSFT, ORCL, VMW By: John Harrington Click here to view report (.pdf)   Key Findings Overall, IT […]

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Front-Loading and Supply Chain Shifts to Avoid Tariffs Could Challenge Grainger (GWW)

Research Question: Did MRO buyers front-load purchases ahead of tariffs? What does this mean for W.W. Grainger? Companies: AMZN, EPA:RXL, FAST, GPC, GWW, MSM By: David Frankin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Four out of 12 MRO buyers front-loaded their purchasing ahead of tariffs. A sourcing consultant has witnessed some […]

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Vicor Has Huge Opportunities But Also Fierce Future Competition (VICR)

Research Question: How big are the opportunities and what are the potential obstacles for Vicor’s Power-on-Package technology? Companies: ABB, AMZN, BELFA, CRAY, FB, FLEX, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, IFNNY, INTC, MPWR, MSFT, MXIM, NVDA, ON, STM, TPE:2308, TPE:2330, TXN, VICR By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Vicor Corp. (VICR) does […]

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Tech Trends: Big Wireless Bandwidth Will Feed the Giant Clouds

Research Question: How will businesses and organizations plan their next information technology moves given the introduction of very high-speed wireless mobile network access? Companies: AAPL, AMD, AMZN, ANET, BME:TEF, CSCO, DVMT, FFIV, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, INTC, JNPR, LON:VOD, MSFT, QCOM, T, VZ   By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings New, very […]

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Upwork Idea Proposal (UPWK)

Upwork Idea Proposal (UPWK)

Will newly IPO’d Upwork generate significant, sustainable growth in 2019? Report Available: October 31, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found UPWK, the leading freelance employee marketplace, scheduled for its IPO on October 3rd. The company hopes to raise $169 million with a total valuation of $1.3 billion, pricing its offering between $12 and $14. Given the […]

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