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Tech Trends: Cloud Software “Time Bomb” Looms for Traditional IT Vendors

Research Question: How is the traditional IT security equipment sales landscape affected by the flood of cloud-style networking, software-only virtual firewalls, secure application accelerators and other virtual IT security machines? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, CTXS, DVMT, FFIV, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, JNPR, MSFT, ORCL, PANW, RHT, VMW By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf) […]

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Report Update: Facebook Data Use Changes Create Temporary Challenges for Shopify (SHOP)

Research Question: Will tighter Facebook data sharing restrictions doom Shopify? Companies: FB, GOOG/GOOGL, SHOP By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Considering the Facebook Inc. (FB) data privacy breach, the Federal Trade Commission investigation and the Citron Research report, Shopify Inc. (SHOP) and some of its customers using Facebook […]

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Tech Trends: IT Vendors Are at Major Risk As VARs Begin to Struggle

Research Question: As VARs move away from straight DIY product sales and toward their own set of client services that bypass reseller commissions, how much risk does this pose to major IT vendors? Which ones are most vulnerable? Companies: AMZN, ANET, CDW, CHKP, CSCO, CTXS, DVMT, FFIV, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, JNPR, MSFT, PANW, PSDO, SHA:600751 […]

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Dropbox Idea Proposal (DBX)

Dropbox Idea Proposal (DBX)

Will Dropbox be able to grow its subscription base in a competitive cloud-storage market? Report Available: May 9, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found significant enthusiasm for DBX during its recent IPO. The file sharing and cloud storage company’s revenues have been growing and its losses narrowing. However, DBX faces a tough fight to grow […]

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Tech Trends: Trade War Supply Chain Risks Could Threaten U.S. IT Vendors

Research Question: Will U.S. IT equipment companies be affected by moves to place tariffs on Chinese-manufactured equipment that carries U.S. brand names? Companies: By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings A looming trade war with China has major U.S.-based vendors of IT networking equipment caught in a confusing limbo that threatens […]

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Facebook Idea Proposal (FB)

Facebook Idea Proposal (FB)

Is Facebook’s ad revenue growth threatened by the data privacy and fake news scandals engulfing the platform? Report Available: April 24, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found FB embroiled in scandal around how well it protects user data and how some groups have used the platform to spread erroneous information. The controversies had not yet hit […]

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Update: Nielsen’s Measurement of Netflix Audiences Not Delivering the Big Picture (NLSN)

Research Question: Is Nielsen’s system for measuring Netflix audiences giving the firm a new competitive advantage? Companies: CMCSA, DIS, FOX, NFLX, NLSN, SCOR By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Nielsen Holdings plc’s (NLSN) latest attempt at measuring Netflix Inc. (NFLX) audiences is a largely insignificant step forward. Content […]

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Report Update: Netflix Delivers Blow to Fox with Murphy Deal, But Is It Spending Recklessly? (NFLX)

Research Question: What does Netflix’s deal with Ryan Murphy signal about the competition for original content with Disney, Fox and others? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, CBS, CMCSA, DIS, DISH, FOX, NFLX, TWX, TYO:6758 By Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Netflix Inc.’s (NFLX) deal with TV show creator Ryan Murphy […]

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No Roadblocks or Headwinds Will Slow Shopify This Year (SHOP)

Research Question: Will anything slow Shopify’s growth in 2018? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, BOX, CRM, EBAY, ETSY, ORCL, SHOP By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Growth is expected to continue this year for Shopify Inc. (SHOP) and its ecommerce customers as the company controls the SMB segment and has […]

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Tech Trends: New Strategies and Renewals Will Boost Security Sales But Only Through 1H18

Research Question: With IT security vendors all rapidly moving toward a cloud-based service model, which strategies may create new revenue growth for the major vendors? Companies: CHKP, CSCO, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, JNPR, MSFT, PANW, PFPT By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings The first half of a calendar year is a heavy […]

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