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IBM  // Posts tagged as "IBM"

Encroaching Cloud Players Threaten CDW’s Longtime Business Model

Research Question: Is CDW’s current model threatened by SMB tech customers’ rapidly increasing willingness to use the cloud? Companies: ADBE, AMZN, CDW, CSCO, CTL, GOOG, HPQ, IBM, MSFT, NSIT, ORCL, PCCC, RAX, SHOR By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Interviews with 24 sources covering IT products and services […]

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Qlik’s Sense Has Potential But is Off to a Slow Start

Research Question: Is Qlik Sense gaining enough traction in the BI software market to allow Qlik Technologies to reach growth expectations? Companies: DATA, DWCH, HPQ, IBM, MSFT, MSTR, ORCL, QLIK, SAP, TIBX By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Qlik Technologies Inc.’s (QLIK) newest product, Sense, has yet to […]

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New Data Storage Options Poised to Change the Industry

Research Question: What effect will very high-speed and far less expensive storage networking gear brought to market by a variety of nontraditional vendors have on the category moving forward? Companies: AMZN, CARB, EMC, GOOG/GOOGL, HPQ, IBM, MLNX, MSFT, NTAP, RHT, SMCI, SNDK, STX, TPE:2382, TYO:6501, TYO:6702, WDC By: John Harrington Click here to download the report […]

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CDW Whisper

CDW Whisper

Research Question: Is CDW’s entire model threatened by SMB tech customers’ rapidly increasing willingness to use the cloud? Report Available: July 16, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows CDW attempting to keep up with cloud trends among SMBs with its cloud managed services suite, but its move might be too little too late. The market is swamped with managed […]

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May 2015 Trends Tracker

Trends Tracker Companies Covered: AAPL, ATVI, BABA, CBS, CMCSA, COH, CTL, DISH, EA, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, IHRT, INTC, KATE, KORS, KRX:005930/005935, LNKD, LVMUY, MSFT, NFLX, P, PHG, SCTY, T, TSLA, TTWO, TWTR, TWC, TWX, TYO:2432, TYO:6752, TYO:6758, TYO:7974, TYO:9766, VZ Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Residential solar panel adoption among […]

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Slowdown in 2H15 IT Hardware Spending Leaves Vendors Scrambling

Research Question: Are IT hardware sales cycles continuing to lengthen as we move further into the year? If so, which classes of equipment and vendors are exposed to the trend? Companies: AMZN, ANET, CSCO, CTXS, CVLT, EMC, FFIV, FTNT, HPQ, IBM, JNPR, MSFT, NTAP, ORCL, PANW, RVBD, SMCI By: John Harrington Click here to download the […]

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Data Center Industry Goes All-In on Cloud Services Bet, Akamai Wins Big

Research Questions: What were the driving trends in colocation, managed hosting and content delivery networks during the first quarter? What will the remainder of the year look like for the major providers in these areas? Companies: AAPL, AKAM, AMZN, CONE, CRM, CSCO, CTL, EMC, EQIX, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, HPQ, LVLT, MSFT, ORCL, RAX, T, WDAY, ZAYO By: John Harrington […]

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Marketing Automation Vendors Trying to Remain Relevant in an Evolving Market

Research Question: Can marketing automation vendors Marketo, HubSpot and Callidus successfully move upstream in this developing industry? Companies: ADBE, CALD, CRM, CSOD, CTCT, HUBS, IBM, MKTO, ORCL, SAP, TDC, TTGT, ULTI, WDAY By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The marketing automation (MA) market lacks a clear trend as it is […]

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Explosive Data Growth Forces Rise of Cheap Storage

Research Question: What effect are the cloud and inexpensive white-label storage equipment having on storage vendors as the middle of 2015 approaches? What will be the trends for the rest of the year? Companies: AMZN, CVLT, CSCO, EMC, GOOG/GOOGL, HPQ, IBM, MSFT, NTAP, RVBD, SMCI, TWC, TYO:6501 Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Highlights The […]

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Mar 20 2015 Communications, Technology

BBRY’s QNX Auto Infotainment Domination Threatened; IoT and Healthcare Still Promising

Research Question: Will BlackBerry’s QNX hold its lead position beyond 2016 as the number of competitors in the auto infotainment OS market increases? Companies: AAPL, BBRY, CSCO, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, INTC, MSFT, TYO:6752 Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings BlackBerry Ltd.’s (BBRY) QNX Software will hold its dominant position in the automotive infotainment […]

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