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IBM  // Posts tagged as "IBM"

Atlassian Idea Proposal

Atlassian Idea Proposal

Research Question: Will Atlassian’s software tools expand beyond software and IT development teams to become more entrenched in the whole enterprise? Report Available: February 4, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows TEAM off to a flying start post-IPO. Word of mouth advertising has fueled30%+ growth rate for each of its products, driven especially by niche software […]

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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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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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Data Storage Industry Quickly Shifting to a Software and Services Model

Research Question: What effect is the introduction of new mass-density, small-form factor storage tied to new processing power and virtualization going to have on traditional storage networking vendors? Companies: AMZN, EMC, GOOG/GOOGL, HPQ, IBM, INTC, KRX:005930, MSFT, NTAP, ORCL, SMCI, SNDK, TPE:2382, VMW By: John Harrington Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary Clients […]

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IT Services, Cloud Spending Outpaces 2H15 Product Sales, Including Cisco’s

Research Question: How will spending trends for the second half of the year affect Cisco and other IT hardware-focused vendors? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, CVLT, EMC, FEYE, FFIV, FTNT, HPQ, IBM, JNPR, MSFT, NTAP, PANW, SMCI By: John Harrington Click here to download the full report (.pdf)   Summary Hardware sales are slowing for major vendors, […]

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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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