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Networking Innovations Are Disrupting the Data Center Industry

Research Question: Are radical changes in networking going to affect data center design? Which IT vendor categories will be affected? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, ANET, CONE, COR, CSCO, CTL, DFT, DLR, EQIX, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, INTC, JNPR, MSFT, NTAP, ORCL, RAX, T, VZ By: John Harrington Click here to to download the report (.pdf)   Summary Dramatic […]

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Twitter Idea Proposal

Twitter Idea Proposal

Will video save Twitter? Report Available: September 14, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows TWTR making a big bet that live-streaming video will jumpstart its stagnating user growth and boost revenue through premium video advertising. The company has inked deals with the NFL and other major sports leagues to stream live events and is reportedly […]

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May 17 2016 Communications, Technology

Cisco’s Sales Cycles Are Slowing Amid Its Product Strategy Shift

Research Question: What effect is Cisco’s shift toward its Digital Network Architecture and Network Functions Virtualization initiative having on enterprise sales? Companies: AMZN, CSCO, MSFT, MLNX, SMCI By: John Harrington Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary With no clear cloud strategy in place, Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) is pushing clients to revamp […]

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Mar 07 2016 Communications, Technology

The Priv Will Not Be a Game-Changing Phone for BlackBerry

Research Question: Is the Priv a game-changing smartphone for BlackBerry? Companies: AAPL, BBRY, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, KRX:003550/003555, KRX:005930/005935, MOBL, MSFT, SHE:002502, TPE:2498, TYO:6758, TYO:6971, VMW By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The new Priv smartphone will not be a game changer for BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY), according to 13 […]

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Mar 03 2016 Communications, Technology

Tough Going for VoIP Providers Despite a Growing Market

Research Question: How penetrated are business VoIP providers, and can they continue to chip away at AT&T and Verizon? Companies:  BSFT, CSCO, CTXS, EGHT, GOOG/GOOGL, MITL, MSFT, RNG, SHOR, T, VG, VZ, WIN, WSTC By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Small and midsize businesses are rapidly migrating to […]

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Dycom to Experience Steady Growth During the Next Five Years

How large of an opportunity will the fiber-optic infrastructure buildout be for Dycom, and how long will the buildout last? Companies: CCI, CMCSA, CTL, DY, FTR, GD, GLW, GOOG/GOOGL, MTZ, STO:ERIC-B, T, TWC, TYO:6702, VZ, WIN, ZAYO Click here to download the report (.pdf) By: David Franklin   Summary of Findings Fifteen of 16 sources […]

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Business VOIP Providers Idea Proposal

Business VOIP Providers Idea Proposal

Research Question: How penetrated are VoIP/UCaaS companies and can they continue to chip away at AT&T and Verizon? Report Available: March 3, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows the VoIP/Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) market has more room to grow within SMBs. Smaller providers have struggled to penetrate enterprises due to issues such as a […]

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Blackberry Idea Proposal

Blackberry Idea Proposal

Research Question: Is the Priv a game-changing smartphone for BlackBerry? Report Available: Feb. 18, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows much excitement surrounding the Priv given its pop out keyboard, high quality camera, and running on Android. However, despite very positive user reviews, initial sales momentum appears to be lacking.   Observations BBRY surprised Wall Street […]

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Cable Broadband Domination Much Closer Than Thought

Research Questions: Who are the key players in a rapidly advancing collaboration to bypass the traditional carriers in a national expansion of fixed and mobile broadband access? How is it being connected, and who stands to gain? Companies: AKAM, CHTR, CMCSA, CSCO, CTL, CVC, DTV, GLW, LVLT, RKUS, STO:ERIC-A/B, T, TWC, VZ, ZAYO, WIN By: John […]

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Content is King: Sling TV is not Enough to Spur Cord Cutting

Research Question: Will Sling TV significantly boost the rate of cord cutting in 2015? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, CBS, CMCSA, DIS, DISH, DTV, GOOG, LON:SKY, MSFT, NFLX, TWC, TWX, TYO:6758, VZ   By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings DISH Network Corp.’s (DISH) Sling TV will have minimal effect on cord cutting this […]

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