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MSFT  // Posts tagged as "MSFT"

RealPage Growth Will Continue, But Customer Concerns Cloud Future (RP)

Research Question: Can RealPage maintain its growth and profit trends through 2017 even as the multifamily market softens in some areas? Companies: APPF, CSGP, DATA, GOOG/GOOGL, MSFT, RP, SSNC By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings RealPage Inc. (RP) will maintain its current growth trend, thanks to its position […]

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Mindbody’s Lead Threatened by Poor User Experience, Customer Service (MB)

Research Question: Will Mindbody experience a breakout year in 2017? Companies: GOOG/GOOGL, INTU, MB, MSFT, NZE:XRO, ORCL, UA By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Mindbody Inc. (MB) is not expected to have a breakout year in 2017 as nearly half of Blueshift Research’s user sources and all of […]

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Cost-Effective Cloud Solutions Weaken Security, Storage Vendors

Research Question: What trends will increasingly shape data network management, storage and protection spending in 2017? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, CVLT, FEYE, FFIV, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, INTC, JNPR, MSFT, NTAP, PANW, PSTG, RHT, SYMC By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary Spending for IT security and storage products provided by traditional […]

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Convergence Helps Some—But Not Many—IT Players

Research Question: What role will data center network automation play in pushing nontraditional data networking hardware players like Intel and Facebook into new areas of revenue generation in 2017 and beyond? And at whose expense? Companies: AMZN, ANET, CSCO, CTXS, CVLT, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, INTC, JNPR, MSFT, NTAP, RHT, VMW By: John Harrington Click here to […]

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Data Hosting to Spread Everywhere (AMZN, EQIX, INTC, MSFT)

Research Question: How will major technological shifts in networking and storage affect IT and data center host spending by category in 2017 and beyond? Companies: AKAM, AMZN, CONE, COR, DFT, DLR, EQIX, IBM, INTC, MSFT, VZ, ZAYO By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary Powerful technological advances are allowing data center–based private […]

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Tableau Has Not Pivoted to Complex Analyses As Rivals Close In (DATA)

Research Question: Has Tableau lost its edge in a sea of analytics competitors? Companies: AMZN, CRM, DATA, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, MSFT, MSTR, ORCL, SAP, TYO:6501 By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Tableau Software Inc.’s (DATA) once massive advantage among data visualization providers is dwindling. Microsoft Corp.’s (MSFT) Power BI […]

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A Cloud Software “Tsunami” Threatens the IT Appliance Market

Research Question: How will traditional IT vendors selling hardware appliance-based products likely be affected in 2017 and beyond by the development of software-only IT applications on superclouds belonging to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure? Companies: AMZN, ANET, CSCO, CTXS, CVLT, FB, FFIV, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, MLNX, MSFT, NTAP, ORCL, RVBD, SYMC, TPE:2345, TPE:2382, VMW Click here […]

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A New Style of IT Security Is Poised to Upend Market (CHKP, PANW, FTNT, JNPR)

Research Question: How is the migration of application workloads to a web-style cloud interface affecting growth strategies for traditional firewall and intrusion detection vendors? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, CUDA FTNT, INTC, JNPR, MSFT, PANW, SYMC By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary Privately held IT security companies that are proactive in a […]

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The Cloud Sets Off a Next-Gen Network Switch War Led by Cisco (CSCO, ANET, HPE)

Research Question: Will private data center cloud networking replace traditional networks for enterprises not prepared to do large-scale IT networking migration to the public cloud in 2017? Which vendors are best positioned? Companies: AMZN, ANET, BRCD, CRM, CSCO, EPA:ALU, EXTR, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, JNPR, MLNX, MSFT, SMCI, STO:ERIC-A/B, TPE:2345 By: John Harrington Click here to download report […]

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Competition Continues to Gain on Taser’s Body Camera Market Dominance (TASR)

Research Question: Will Taser’s body camera and storage business continue to flourish despite its expensive products and increasing competition? Companies: AMZN, BOM:500530, DGLY, GPRO, HPE, HRS, IBM, LLL, MSFT, MSI, NTAP, SHE:002236, SHE:002415, TASR, TYO:6752, TYO:6758, TYO:7751 By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Taser International Inc. (TASR) faces […]

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