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A Cloud Software “Tsunami” Threatens the IT Appliance Market

Research Question: How will traditional IT vendors selling hardware appliance-based products likely be affected in 2017 and beyond by the development of software-only IT applications on superclouds belonging to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure? Companies: AMZN, ANET, CSCO, CTXS, CVLT, FB, FFIV, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, MLNX, MSFT, NTAP, ORCL, RVBD, SYMC, TPE:2345, TPE:2382, VMW Click here […]

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Intel’s Omni-Path Will Test Mellanox’s Mettle (MLNX, INTC)

Research Question: How disruptive is Intel’s Omni-Path to Mellanox’s InfiniBand business? Companies: AVGO, CRAY, CSCO, IBM, IDTI, INTC, MLNX, MSCC, NVDA, ORCL, SMCI By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings With its Omni-Path interconnect technology, Intel Corp. (INTC) has a chance to wrest substantial share from Mellanox Technologies Ltd. […]

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Competition Continues to Gain on Taser’s Body Camera Market Dominance (TASR)

Research Question: Will Taser’s body camera and storage business continue to flourish despite its expensive products and increasing competition? Companies: AMZN, BOM:500530, DGLY, GPRO, HPE, HRS, IBM, LLL, MSFT, MSI, NTAP, SHE:002236, SHE:002415, TASR, TYO:6752, TYO:6758, TYO:7751 By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Taser International Inc. (TASR) faces […]

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Mellanox Technologies Idea Proposal (MLNX, INTC)

Mellanox Technologies Idea Proposal (MLNX, INTC)

How disruptive is Intel’s Omni-Path to Mellanox’s InfiniBand business? Report Available: November 11, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research reveals that MLNX has had a virtual monopoly as the InfiniBand supplier to the high-performance computing (HPC) market. MLNX has also been slowly and successfully expanding high-speed switching use in cloud computing, storage, and data center applications […]

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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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Data Storage As You’ve Known It Is Headed for Extinction

Research Question: What new, disruptive technologies are market-ready in data storage networking? What effect will they likely have on incumbent storage vendors? Companies: AMZN, CSCO, EMC, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, INTC, KRX:005930/005935, MLNX, MSFT, NTAP, PSTG, SMCI, TPE:2382, WDC By: John Harrington Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary What used to be a closed […]

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Commercial HVAC Idea Proposal

Commercial HVAC Idea Proposal

Is the commercial HVAC cycle reaching its peak? Is Johnson Controls taking share from its competitors? Report Available: August 4, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows a commercial HVAC industry possibly at risk of a slowdown given the shift in customer behavior away from retail stores and toward online shopping that is causing store closings. […]

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Competition, Cost Catching Up to Taser As Share Loss Looms

Research Question: Will Taser’s body camera and storage business continue to flourish despite increasing competition and high costs? Companies: AMZN, BOM:500530, DGLY, EMC, HPE, IBM, LLL, LON:IND, MSFT, MSI, NTAP, QTM, SHE:002236, SHE:002415, STO:AXIS, TASR, TYO:6752, TYO:6758, TYO:7751 By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Rapidly growing and improving competition […]

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Battle Between Pure Storage and EMC Means Little

Research Question: Is the all-flash data storage shift already falling toward commodity pricing, or can new sustained growth occur for any single vendor as clients switch over? Also, what threat does cheap cloud storage pose? Companies: AMZN, EMC, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, INTC, KRX:005930, MLNX, MSFT, NTAP, PSTG, SMCI, TPE:2382, WDC By: John Harrington Click here to download […]

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Taser Idea Proposal

Taser Idea Proposal

Will Taser’s body camera and storage business continue to flourish despite increasing competition and high costs? Report Available: June 16, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows TASR at the forefront of the expansion in body camera sales and utilization, winning new contracts with large, high-profile police departments. But the competition is coming on strong, industry-wide […]

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