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Apr 11 2014 Communications, Technology

Firewall “Feature Fatigue” Disrupts Legitimate Network Users’ Tasks

Research Question: Are network slowdowns and user session failures caused by next-generation firewalls interfering with legitimate network workflow? Companies: CHKP, FTNT, JNPR, MSFT, PANW By: John Harrington Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Highlights So-called next-generation firewalls with layers of packet inspection, application management and session traffic intervention features are causing problems on networks with large […]

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Sirius XM Attracts Few Dealers, Customers of Used Cars

Research Question: Will Sirius’ efforts to target used car dealerships and used car buyers result in a significant new revenue stream for the company? Companies: AAPL, CCO, LMCA, P, SIRI By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Few buyers of used cars that are already equipped with Sirius XM Holdings […]

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Dec 17 2013 Communications, Technology

T-Mobile Advancing in Wireless Carrier Competition: T, VZ Threatened

Research Question: How are consumers responding to the gradual erosion of the two-year contract model? Companies: S, T, TMUS, VZ By: Mason Rudy Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Survey Findings T-Mobile U.S. Inc.’s (TMUS) lower rates and better value packages are helping it to gain ground on incumbent wireless service leaders Verizon Communications […]

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Wireless Carrier Whisper

Wireless Carrier Whisper

Research Question: Are customers increasingly switching wireless carriers because of looser contracts, lower prices, and easier upgrades? Companies Covered: AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), T Mobile (TMUS), Sprint (S) Report Available: December 17, 2013   Blueshift’s initial research shows the traditional two-year contract-based subsidized phone model is being challenged by several phone companies in a war to obtain subscribers. The […]

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Data Center Space Still in Demand But Colo Model Being Challenged

Research Question: Are overbuilding and increased competition commoditizing the data center industry and challenging the premium price that carrier-neutral data centers can charge for their services? Companies: AMZN, CCOI, CONE, COR, CTL, DFT, DLR, EQIX, ETR:DB1, GOOG, IBM, INXN, LON:DAY, LON:TCY, LVLT, MSFT, QTS, RAX, T, TYO:9433/KDDIY, VZ, WIN By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf) […]

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Smartphone Whisper

Smartphone Whisper

Research Question: Has the smartphone boom peaked? Companies Covered: Apple (AAPL), Samsung (KR:005930), BlackBerry (BBRY), Nokia (NOK), HTC (TW:2498) Report Available: August 8, 2013   Blueshift’s initial research shows smartphone growth slowing in a saturated market, but new innovations could rejuvenate the industry and lead to increased growth.   Observations Smartphones account for approximately half of the cellphones […]

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May 22 2013 Communications, Technology

BlackBerry 10 OS Too Little, Too Late

Research Question: Will the BlackBerry 10 operating system save Research In Motion? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: AAPL, BBRY, GOOG, MSFT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Research In Motion Ltd.’s (BBRY) BlackBerry 10 operating system, or BB10, will enable the company to maintain its current enterprise user base, but regaining consumer market […]

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Millennial Media Lacks a Multiscreen Solution to Fend Off Larger Competitors

Research Question: Will Millennial Media continue to grow its market share in mobile advertising, or fall victim to increasing competition from larger industry players? By: David Franklin Companies: AAPL, AMZN, AOL, FB, GOOG, LNKD, MM, MSFT, P, RLOC, YHOO Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Eight app developers and industry specialists were negative […]

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PLCM’s Portfolio to Grow with Large Users, but Small Users Are Cautious

Research Question: Will an improved portfolio offering and a unique software solution lead to sales gains for Polycom in 2013? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AVSR, CSCO, GOOG, HKG:0763, LOGI, MSFT, PLCM, RVBD, SHOR Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Ten of 11 equipment vendors and large corporate end users in the U.S. and […]

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Pricing Stable, Demand Increasing for Carrier-Neutral Data Centers

Research Question: How will current pricing, capacity and competitive trends affect Equinix, Telecity and Interxion in 2013? By: David Franklin Companies: CBG, COR, CTL, DFT, DLR, EQIX, INXN, JLL, LON:TCY, LVLT, TYO:9433 Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Pricing, capacity and competitive trends will favor Equinix Inc. (EQIX) and Interxion Holding NV (INXN) […]

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