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MSFT  // Posts tagged as "MSFT"

Tech Trends: Palo Alto Networks’ Channel Practices, Commissions Questioned (PANW)

Research Question: Can a shakeup of its NextWave channel partner program and a heavy push to market itself as a hybrid cloud security company help Palo Alto Networks stave off competition and post sustained growth so that it can finally turn a profit? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, MSFT, PANW By: John Harrington Click here to […]

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Tech Trends: Open Source, Containers to Kill Growth for Big Proprietary IT Vendors

Research Question: How are open-source and container software approaches tied to the big three clouds changing the way data networks operate? Companies: AMZN, CSCO, CTXS, FFIV, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, MDB, MSFT, ORCL, RHT   By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings Although still below the radar, the shift in how to handle […]

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Tech Trends: Big Three Firewall Firms Face Upcoming Container Chaos (CHKP, FTNT, PANW)

Research Question: Can Check Point, Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet successfully transition to become major cloud security providers without exposing their revenue to increasing risk? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, MSFT, PANW, RHT   By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings In a word, “No.” A new industry is rapidly […]

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Upwork Retains Large User Base, Stands Apart from Competitors (UPWK)

Research Question: Will newly IPO’d Upwork generate significant, sustainable growth in 2019? Companies: ADBE, MSFT, UPWK By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Upwork Inc. (UPWK) stands out by a wide margin as the best platform for freelancers and employers to connect. It outranks its competitors because of the […]

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Tech Trends: IT Security Market Is Being Wrecked by Overabundance of Players

Research Question: Are there already too many cyber security vendors in business, with more startups arriving all the time? If so, how do the leading publicly traded companies maintain share, let alone growth? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, FFIV, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, JNPR, MSFT, PANW, PFPT, RPD, VMW, ZS By: John Harrington Click here to download report […]

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Tech Trends: Big Open Cloud Platforms Crushing Legacy Tech

Research Question: Are companies that are trying to compete with Amazon, Microsoft and Google in cloud services falling further behind? Are companies that supply other public cloud efforts being hurt? Companies: AMZN, ANET, CSCO, CTXS, FFIV, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, JNPR, MSFT, ORCL, VMW By: John Harrington Click here to view report (.pdf)   Key Findings Overall, IT […]

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Tech Trends: Big Wireless Bandwidth Will Feed the Giant Clouds

Research Question: How will businesses and organizations plan their next information technology moves given the introduction of very high-speed wireless mobile network access? Companies: AAPL, AMD, AMZN, ANET, BME:TEF, CSCO, DVMT, FFIV, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, INTC, JNPR, LON:VOD, MSFT, QCOM, T, VZ   By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings New, very […]

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Wix Code Could Boost Revenue But Not Lure WordPress Devotees (WIX)

Research Question: Will Wix Code spur a major spike in Wix’s paid subscription base or revenue per user? Companies: ADBE, GDDY, MSFT, SHOP, SQ, WIX By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings com Ltd. (WIX) may have a better chance to get current subscribers to pay more to use […]

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Tech Trends: IT Vendors Squeeze Channel Partners As Sales Tighten Due to the Cloud

Research Question: Are IT vendors changing terms among their channel resellers in order to collect more sales revenue at the expense of long-time partners as a result of competition from the major cloud providers? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, DVMT, FFIV, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, JNPR, MSFT, ORCL, PANW   By: John Harrington Click here to download […]

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Tech Trends: Product Delivery Delays Begin for Tech Hardware Vendors

Research Question: Are supply chain disruptions related to trade issues beginning to hurt IT hardware/software vendor delivery times to the reseller channels? Companies: AMZN, ANET, CHKP, CSCO, DVMT, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, INTC, JNPR, MSFT, PANW By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings News is surfacing from key IT VAR/integration sources that […]

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