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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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Tech Trends: Palo Alto Networks Discounts Its Way Into Sales As the Security Sector Softens (PANW)

Research Question: Is Palo Alto Networks’ very deep price discounting a one-time move to gain share from Check Point? Or is it a new normal in a market in which cloud competition and a crowded IT security sector have slowed client purchasing cycles? Companies:CHKP, CSCO, FEYE, FFIV, FTNT, JNPR, MSFT, PANW, PFPT By: John Harrington Click […]

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Tech Trends: Network Vendors’ Cloud Response Short on New Ideas

Research Question: How are network equipment companies responding to the new marketplace being shaped by on-demand cloud computing services from Google, Amazon and Microsoft? Companies: AMZN, ANET, CDW, CSCO, CTXS, FB, FFIV, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, INTC, JNPR, MSFT, ORCL, VMW By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings Accelerating cloud adoption rates […]

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Tech Trends: Preventing Misuse of Stolen Data Is the New Frontier

Research Question: What wider effect does the systemic hacking of critical personal data have on industries beyond IT security? How probable are wider data losses that have been undiscovered or covered up by targeted organizations? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, EFX, EXPGY, FEYE, FTNT, IBM, JNPR, MSFT, PANW, PFPT, TRU By: John Harrington Click here to download […]

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GoDaddy Has Mass Appeal and Great Customer Support (GDDY)

Research Question: Will GoDaddy’s website building platform gain or lose market share in the next one to two years? Companies: EIGI, GDDY, GOOG/GOOGL, TSE:SHOP/SHOP, WEB, WIX By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings GoDaddy Inc. (GDDY) is in great position to boost its market share among amateur website builders, […]

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Apartments.com’s Dominance Secure in 2017; Challenges Ahead (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 CoStar Group Inc.’s (CSGP) com will continue to dominate the internet listing services (ILS) market […]

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Tech Trends: IT Security Gets Cloudier Everyday

Research Question: What factors are creating the most pressure on the traditional IT firewall marketplace? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, FTNT, JNPR, MSFT, PANW, PFPT By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary Data security is moving faster than ever to a direct service model based in the cloud, cutting into new client sales […]

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Autonomous Car Chipmakers Idea Proposal (INTC, NVDA)

Autonomous Car Chipmakers Idea Proposal (INTC, NVDA)

Who will win the race between Nvidia and Intel to be the driving force behind autonomous cars?   Report Available: October 18, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found NVDA taking the lead in self-driving car development with its superfast graphics processors. INTC’s acquisition of Mobileye, however, has thrust the chipmaker back into the conversation. NVDA […]

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