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AMZN  // Posts tagged as "AMZN"

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 […]


Shopify Will Sustain Growth But Be Challenged in Upmarket Move

Research Question: Is Shopify’s platform scalable for big brands, and is its growth sustainable? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, CRM, FB, IBM, N, ORCL, SAP, SHOP, SQ, WIX By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Shopify Inc.’s (SHOP) market-leading small and midsized retail ecommerce platform is unlikely to successfully scale up to […]


The Cloud, Competition and Commodity Pricing Will Block 2H16 IT Network Growth

Research Question: Is the era of significant revenue growth over for the large, mainstream IT network vendors? Companies: AMZN, ANET, CSCO, EQIX, FFIV, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, INTC, JNPR, MLNX, MSFT, ORCL, SMCI, TPE:2382 By: John Harrington Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary Although second-quarter IT network sales appeared stable year to year, sales […]


365 Store a Work in Progress, Whole Foods’ Turnaround Struggling

Research Questions: Will Whole Foods’ 365 store concept succeed? How is Whole Foods’ legacy store turnaround progressing? Companies: AHONY, AMZN, COST, DLTR, KR, NGVC, PUSH, SFM, TGT, UNFI, WBA, WFM, WMT By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Customers and store personnel believe Whole Foods Market Inc.’s (WFM) 365 is […]


Jun 23 2016 Travel & Leisure

Expectations, Enthusiasm Low for TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking

Research Question: Are hotels and OTAs seeing the benefits of adopting TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking feature? Companies: AMZN, EXPE, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, PCLN, TRIP By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sources do not have high expectations for TripAdvisor Inc.’s (TRIP) Instant Booking based on early returns. Hotels are not yet seeing […]


Jun 22 2016 Entertainment

Pandora Is Stepping into a Minefield with Its On-Demand Service

Research Question: Will artists and record labels cut reasonable direct license deals with Pandora so that it can become a broader platform and grow listener hours? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, GOOG/GOOGL, P, TYO:6758, VIVHY By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Pandora Media Inc. (P) will be able to get […]


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 […]


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 […]


DWRE Growth Will Slow Due to Performance Issues and Competitive Pressure

Research Question: As Demandware continues to generate double-digit growth rates, are existing customers expanding their use of its services, including predictive intelligence applications? Companies: ADBE, AMZN, DWRE, EBAY, GDDY, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, MSFT, N, ORCL, SAP, SHOP, WIX By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Demandware Inc.’s (DWRE) double-digit growth rate […]


PANW’s Growth Bumps Into Security Market Slowdown

Research Question: How are leading security vendors handling continuing attacks against data networks, clients demanding answers about high pricing, and sales cycle slowdowns? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, FEYE, FTNT, JNPR, LON:QQ, MSFT, PANW By: John Harrington Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary Palo Alto Networks Inc. (PANW) has stated that its rapid […]