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MSFT  // Posts tagged as "MSFT"

Tech Trends: Slow Networking Pipelines Persist Affecting Remainder of 2019

Research Question: Will the legacy networking IT vendor DIY sales pipeline slowdown that Blueshift’s Tech Trends detected in April continue through to the end of CY19? If so, what areas and which companies are most affected and by what factors? Companies: AMZN, CSCO, DELL, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, MSFT, NTAP, ORCL, PANW, VMW By: John Harrington Click […]

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Tech Trends: AWS Powers Amazon Logistics vs. FedEx, UPS, Postal Services

Research Question: Is Amazon expanding its global Prime delivery and logistics business using a similar blueprint to the one it developed to expand AWS in information technology? If so, is AWS’ scale helping Amazon speed up its attack on FedEx, UPS, national postal services, and other logistics companies? Companies: AMZN, FDX, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, MSFT, UPS By: […]

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Microsoft’s Teams Is Becoming a Big Headache for Slack (WORK)

Research Question: Can Slack expand its appeal to a broader audience and stave off Microsoft Teams? Companies: CRM, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, LOGM, MSFT, NEWR, TEAM, WORK, ZM By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Microsoft Corp.’s (MSFT) Teams communication software has closed the gap with Slack Technologies Inc. (WORK) to […]

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Tech Trends: U.K. Showdown Over Huawei Ensnares U.S. Tech Firms

Senior Technology Researcher John Harrington reports from the United Kingdom: Research Question: How will the U.K.’s fight between government and telecom carriers over the use of Huawei networking and wireless equipment affect the rollout of 5G? What are the stakes for U.S. technology firms in the outcome? Companies: AAPL, ACIA, AMZN, CSCO, ERIC, GOOG/GOOGL, INTC, JNPR, […]

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Tech Trends: Nvidia/Mellanox Ready to Shake Up the Slow Networking Sector (NVDA)

Research Question: What effect will the combined Nvidia/Mellanox have on the next-gen data center? Also, how will the deal affect competition from the likes of IBM, Intel and other networking companies? Companies: AMZN, ANET, CSCO, DELL, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, INTC, MLNX, MSFT, NVDA, VMW By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings If […]

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Tech Trends: Fast Storage Set To Jump-start Data Center Upgrades

Research Question: Will new technologies like NVMe-oF move front and center in a push to upgrade data center network attached storage? What effect will this new technology have on incumbents like Dell/EMC and NetApp? Companies: AMZN, CSCO, DELL, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, MLNX, MSFT, NTAP, NVDA, PSTG, RHT, SMCI By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf) […]

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Tech Trends: The Cloud Burns the Firewall Myth and More in Big IT

Research Question: Have the multifunction firewall vendors been selling ineffective equipment at high prices while cloud computing and remote worker access have been rapidly expanding? Have whole classes of proprietary networking products become obsolete as clients increasingly subscribe to cloud-based services? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CRWD, CTXS, DELL, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, MSFT, PANW, VMW By: John […]

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Tech Trends: Big Cloud Fuels VC Delusions of Grandeur and a Bubble

Research Question: Has the expansion of global mass-scale cloud hosting, especially by AWS, eliminated the tech startup barrier to entry, to the point at which VC-funded ideas that are unlikely to ever make a profit still are able to go to market in hopes of unicorn IPOs? Companies: AMZN, FEYE, GOOG/GOOGL, GRUB, LYFT, MSFT, PANW, UBER […]

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Adobe’s Creative and Experience Cloud Subscriptions Will Continue to Grow (ADBE)

Research Question: What headwinds could derail Adobe’s subscription growth trend for its Creative Cloud and Experience Cloud? Companies: ADBE, ADSK, AMZN, CRM, GOOG/GOOGL, HUBS, IBM, MSFT, ORCL, SAP By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The subscription growth trend for Adobe Inc.’s (ADBE) Creative Cloud and Experience Cloud is […]

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MicroStrategy 2019: Impressive But Not a Colossal Step Forward (MSTR)

Research Question: Is MicroStrategy’s newest cloud-based BI platform appealing to enterprises? Companies: DATA, DOMO, IBM, MSFT, MSTR, ORCL, PVTL, SAP, TDC By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings MicroStrategy Inc.’s (MSTR) newest business intelligence software offers some key improvements and powerful features that will appeal to enterprises, but it […]

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