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Microsoft’s Teams Is Becoming a Big Headache for Slack (WORK)

Research Question: Can Slack expand its appeal to a broader audience and stave off Microsoft Teams? Companies: CRM, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, LOGM, MSFT, NEWR, TEAM, WORK, ZM By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Microsoft Corp.’s (MSFT) Teams communication software has closed the gap with Slack Technologies Inc. (WORK) to […]

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Tech Trends: U.K. Showdown Over Huawei Ensnares U.S. Tech Firms

Senior Technology Researcher John Harrington reports from the United Kingdom: Research Question: How will the U.K.’s fight between government and telecom carriers over the use of Huawei networking and wireless equipment affect the rollout of 5G? What are the stakes for U.S. technology firms in the outcome? Companies: AAPL, ACIA, AMZN, CSCO, ERIC, GOOG/GOOGL, INTC, JNPR, […]

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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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