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CSCO  // Posts tagged as "CSCO"

IBM’s and Oracle’s Own Cloud Ambitions Could Destroy Them

Research Question: How long will it take and how much will it cost for Oracle and IBM to transition to a cloud services model amid heavy competition? Will the move cannibalize their existing hardware/software businesses? Companies: AMZN, CRM, CSCO, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, MSFT, ORCL, WDAY By: John Harrington Click here to download the report (.pdf) […]

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Mar 28 2016 Technology

Cloud Confusion, Cheap Flash Arrays Wreaking Havoc on Storage Incumbents

Research Question: What is leading to the commoditization of the data storage industry and the disruption of incumbent vendors? Companies: AMZN, CSCO, EMC, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, MLNX, MSFT, NTAP, PSTG, SMCI, SNDK, TPE:2382, TYO:6501 By: John Harrington Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary Clients are radically slowing their purchases of last-gen storage […]

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Mar 03 2016 Communications, Technology

Tough Going for VoIP Providers Despite a Growing Market

Research Question: How penetrated are business VoIP providers, and can they continue to chip away at AT&T and Verizon? Companies:  BSFT, CSCO, CTXS, EGHT, GOOG/GOOGL, MITL, MSFT, RNG, SHOR, T, VG, VZ, WIN, WSTC By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Small and midsize businesses are rapidly migrating to […]

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Endpoint, Cloud Security Is Last Growth Frontier

Research Question: As endpoint and cloud security emerge as the next big battlegrounds, will the shift away from centralized data networking blunt or end large revenue growth opportunities for IT security vendors? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, EMC (RSA) FEYE, FTNT, INTL, JNPR, MSFT, PANW, SYMC By: John Harrington Click here to download the report (.pdf)   […]

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Audits, Credits, Discounts, Deals Define Cloud Battle

Research Question: Are cloud computing efforts by AWS, Microsoft and Google causing companies like Oracle to force or heavily entice clients to adopt their cloud offerings in order to compete in the space? Companies: AMZN, CONE, CRM, CSCO, CTL, DFT, DLR, EMC, EQIX, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, MSFT, ORCL, RAX, T, VZ, WDAY By: John Harrington Click […]

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Costly Security Appliances Will Fade Away As SDN Adoption Grows

Research Question: Will the move to push IT security intelligence into the virtual network level disrupt and commoditize the way legacy IT security vendors sell their appliance-based systems in 2016 and beyond? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, FTNT, MSFT, PANW, RHT, VMW By: John Harrington Click here to download the report (.pdf)     Summary Efforts are […]

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Ingram Micro Gives FireEye a Possible Shot in the Arm

Research Question: Can Ingram Micro energize FireEye’s moribund sales efforts in the highly competitive IT security sector and move up the security sales distribution stack? Or will Westcon and Avnet move to blunt any momentum the Ingram/FireEye partnership might generate? Companies: AVT, CHKP, CSCO, FEYE, IM, PANW, VMW By: John Harrington Click here to download the […]

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Mass-Scale Data Networking Is Disrupting All of IT

Research Question: How does global data center scalability affect IT OEMs as elastic cloud computing-as-a-service eats into traditional box-based vendors’ dominance in private network construction? Which other companies will benefit or face challenges as mass-scale cloud delivery of data services expands into new categories of business? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, ANET, CHKP, CSCO, EQIX, FEYE, FIT, FTNT, […]

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Cisco’s Cloud Services Play Has Gone Nowhere

Research Question: Can Cisco migrate its traditional networking business to a cloud services platform based on SDN and fast data storage? If so, how long will the migration take, and who will be the primary competition standing in its way? Companies: AMZN, ANET, CDW, CSCO, EMC, GOOG/GOOGL, HPQ, MLNX, SMCI, T, TPE:2382 By: John Harrington Click […]

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Cloud Acceleration Will Define Next Year’s IT Winners and Losers

Research Question: What will be the fastest growing uses of cloud-based networking services in 2016? Which companies will lead or lag within the highest growth categories? Companies: AKAM, AMZN, ANET, CHKP, CRM, CSCO, CTXS, CUDA, DATA, EMC, FEYE, FFIV, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPQ, IBM, JNPR, MSFT, NTAP, ORCL, PANW, QLIK, RAX, SMCI, TDC, VMW, WDAY By: John […]

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