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Tech Trends: Big Cloud Fuels VC Delusions of Grandeur and a Bubble

Research Question: Has the expansion of global mass-scale cloud hosting, especially by AWS, eliminated the tech startup barrier to entry, to the point at which VC-funded ideas that are unlikely to ever make a profit still are able to go to market in hopes of unicorn IPOs? Companies: AMZN, FEYE, GOOG/GOOGL, GRUB, LYFT, MSFT, PANW, UBER […]

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Adobe’s Creative and Experience Cloud Subscriptions Will Continue to Grow (ADBE)

Research Question: What headwinds could derail Adobe’s subscription growth trend for its Creative Cloud and Experience Cloud? Companies: ADBE, ADSK, AMZN, CRM, GOOG/GOOGL, HUBS, IBM, MSFT, ORCL, SAP By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The subscription growth trend for Adobe Inc.’s (ADBE) Creative Cloud and Experience Cloud is […]

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Tech Trends: Cloud AI Poised to Wreck the IT Security Business Model

Research Question: How is the rapid expansion of AI affecting the cybersecurity market and the next-gen firewall makers that traditionally have bundled everything into their products? Companies: AMZN, BB, CBLK, CHKP, CRWD, CSCO, FEYE, FSCT, FTNT, IBM, JNPR, MSFT, PANW, PFPT, SYMC By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings The […]

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Pinterest Should Thrive As Awareness of Its Value Grows (PINS)

Research Question: Does Pinterest have the engagement levels and targeting expertise to thrive in a digital ad market dominated by Facebook, Google and Twitter? Companies: AMZN, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, MSFT, PINS, SNAP, TWTR By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Ad spending on Pinterest Inc. (PINS) should continue to ramp […]

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Record Labels Still Have the Upper Hand in Talks with Spotify (SPOT)

Research Question: Does Spotify have the leverage to get lower royalty rates or a bigger share of music label ad budgets? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, BABA, EPA:VIV, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, NFLX, NSE:RELIANCE, NTES, SIRI, SPOT, T, TME, TYO:6758 By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Spotify Technology S.A. (SPOT) has not […]

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Tech Trends: 5G Gives Security Vendors a New Growth Opportunity

Research Question: Which effect will mass access from the introduction of 5G mobility have on network transport, data security and data management? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, FTNT, MSFT, NOK, PANW, QCOM, VZ   By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings The construction of 5G networks is going to move into […]

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Tech Trends: Palo Alto Networks’ Channel Practices, Commissions Questioned (PANW)

Research Question: Can a shakeup of its NextWave channel partner program and a heavy push to market itself as a hybrid cloud security company help Palo Alto Networks stave off competition and post sustained growth so that it can finally turn a profit? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, MSFT, PANW By: John Harrington Click here to […]

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Comtech and Next-Gen 911 Industry Will See Slow Growth Until Funding Is Available (CMTL)

Research Question: Will Comtech’s next-gen 911 products continue to drive growth, or is the momentum from the rollout fading? Companies: AAPL, CMTL, CSCO, CTL, FTR, GOOG/GOOGL, MSI, T, VZ By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Comtech Telecommunications Corp.’s (CMTL) next-gen 911 and related products will experience demand and […]

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Tech Trends: Big Three Firewall Firms Face Upcoming Container Chaos (CHKP, FTNT, PANW)

Research Question: Can Check Point, Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet successfully transition to become major cloud security providers without exposing their revenue to increasing risk? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, MSFT, PANW, RHT   By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings In a word, “No.” A new industry is rapidly […]

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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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