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Tech Trends: VAR Wars: Ingram Micro Disrupts Data Security Market Via Cloud Partnerships (PANW)

Research Question: Will Ingram Micro’s moves to become a full-service cloud support and IT security super-VAR add more disruption to the data security marketplace and directly affect Palo Alto Networks? Companies: AMZN, CDW, CHKP, FTNT, JNPR, MSFT, PANW, PFPT, PSDO, SHA:600515   By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings “VAR wars […]

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Tech Trends: Living Data, GPUs, AI and Fast Clouds Are Disrupting the Data Storage Industry (MDB, NVDA)

Research Question: What new technologies are disrupting the data storage market, and which companies stand to gain or lose? Companies: AMD, AMZN, CSCO, DVMT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, INTC, MDB, MLNX, MSFT, MU, NTAP, NVDA, PSTG, RHT, SMCI By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings Old stored data is useless if not […]

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Wearables Market Still Percolating But Fitbit’s Ionic Not Resonating (FIT)

Research Question: Is demand for wearable tech and smartwatches growing? Will the new Ionic help Fitbit regain lost share? Companies: AAPL, ASX:CAT, FIT, FOSL, GOOG/GOOGL, GRMN, KORS, KRX:005930/005935 By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Demand for basic wearables such as activity trackers should remain strong this holiday season, […]

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Zillow’s 2018 Growth Potential Is Strong; CFPB Battle Bears Watching (Z/ZG)

Research Question: Are there any headwinds that will slow Zillow’s growth in 2018? Companies: AMZN, CLGX, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, NWS/NWSA, RDFN, Z/ZG By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Zillow Group Inc.’s (Z/ZG) 2018 growth trajectory will not be slowed by any current or potential headwinds, according to eight of […]

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Tech Trends: Blockchain Is Poised to Disrupt Like the Internet—Only Faster

Research Question: How fast will decentralized blockchain data applications become a major disruption to traditional database and transactional software? Which IT sector will be affected the soonest? Companies: AMZN, CSCO, DVMT, GOOG/GOOGL, GS, HPE, IBM, INTC, MSFT, ORCL, RHT By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings Blockchain disruption is already happening […]

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Report Update: Internet Listing Service Performance Declining Despite Increased Spending (CSGP)

Research Question: Can CoStar’s Apartments.com maintain its dominance in the ILS market despite fierce competition and a low barrier to entry? Companies: CSGP, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, RP, Z By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings A top-10 multifamily management company is experiencing declining performance from its Internet Listing Services (ILS) […]

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Report Update: Grubhub Continues to Outperform Competitors, Including UberEATS (GRUB)

Research Question: Will Grubhub’s purchase of Eat24 be enough to hold off competitors? Companies: AMZN, GRPN, GRUB, MCD, PNRA, SQ, YELP By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Grubhub Inc. (GRUB) remains the top performing delivery business, outpacing all competitors, according to a frozen yogurt franchise owner source who […]

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Tech Trends: Outbound Cloud Connections Pose a Big Threat to Brand-Name IT Vendors

Research Question: Is the rapid spread of local direct fiber access to major cloud platforms accelerating the sales slowdown of DIY IT equipment and software? Companies: AMZN, CMCSA, COMM, COR, CSCO, CTL, CVLT, DLR, DVMT, EQIX, GLW, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, MSFT, ORCL, T, VMW, VZ By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key […]

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Tech Trends Report Update: Palo Alto Networks’ Super VAR Optiv Discounting Against Other Partners (PANW)

Research Question: What is behind Palo Alto Networks’ recent very deep price discounting? Companies: CHKP, CSCO, FEYE, FFIV, FTNT, JNPR, MSFT, PANW, PFPT By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings In a follow-up to Blueshift’s Nov. 9 Tech Trends security report which focused on Palo Alto Networks Inc. (PANW) […]

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Zillow Idea Proposal (Z/ZG)

Zillow Idea Proposal (Z/ZG)

Are there any headwinds that will slow Zillow’s growth in 2018?   Report Available: December 6, 2017   Blueshift’s ongoing research on Z finds the company continuing to grow its lucrative premier agent advertising program which now accounts for 78% of its revenue. Home buyers and sellers continue to visit Z-branded sites and reinforce their dominance […]

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