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MSFT  // Posts tagged as "MSFT"

Tech Trends: Cloud Software “Time Bomb” Looms for Traditional IT Vendors

Research Question: How is the traditional IT security equipment sales landscape affected by the flood of cloud-style networking, software-only virtual firewalls, secure application accelerators and other virtual IT security machines? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, CTXS, DVMT, FFIV, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, JNPR, MSFT, ORCL, PANW, RHT, VMW By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf) […]

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Tech Trends: IT Vendors Are at Major Risk As VARs Begin to Struggle

Research Question: As VARs move away from straight DIY product sales and toward their own set of client services that bypass reseller commissions, how much risk does this pose to major IT vendors? Which ones are most vulnerable? Companies: AMZN, ANET, CDW, CHKP, CSCO, CTXS, DVMT, FFIV, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, JNPR, MSFT, PANW, PSDO, SHA:600751 […]

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Tech Trends: New Strategies and Renewals Will Boost Security Sales But Only Through 1H18

Research Question: With IT security vendors all rapidly moving toward a cloud-based service model, which strategies may create new revenue growth for the major vendors? Companies: CHKP, CSCO, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, JNPR, MSFT, PANW, PFPT By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings The first half of a calendar year is a heavy […]

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Tech Trends: Almost Everybody Wins—for Now—in the 2018 Cloud SaaS and PaaS Market

Research Question: Which effect is competition having on incumbent vendors now that cloud-based SaaS is emerging as the No. 1 IT sales strategy among numerous major tech vendors? Companies: ACN, AMZN, ASX:XRO, CRM, GOOG/GOOGL, HDP, IBM, MSFT, ORCL, RHT, WDAY By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings Cloud-hosted software as a […]

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Tech Trends: Cloud Automation Is Disrupting Everything IT

Research Question: Which legacy information technology is most at risk of being diminished or replaced by next-generation developments and cloud-hosted services this year? Which vendors are most likely to be affected? Companies: AMZN, CSCO, CTXS, DVMT, FFIV, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, INTC, MSFT, RHT, VMW By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key […]

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Tech Trends: 2018 IT Spending Will Be Flat and Will Move from Products to the Cloud

Research Question: How will the tech networking, storage and security verticals deal with the expansion of on-demand cloud IT in 2018? Has the cloud permanently diminished large growth for the biggest incumbents? Companies: AKAM, AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, DVMT, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, JNPR, MLNX, MSFT, NTAP, ORCL, PANW, PFPT, PSTG, RHT, SMCI By: John Harrington Click […]

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Tech Trends: Flawed Chips to Help Makers (Excepting Lawsuits) and Big Cloud (INTC, AMD, NVDA)

Research Question: What will be the immediate and longer-term effects of the “Meltdown” and “Spectre” security flaws built into the world’s leading microprocessors as related to their makers and end users? Companies: AMD, AMZN, CSCO, GOOG/GOOGL, INTC, MSFT, NVDA By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings Intel’s and AMD’s computer […]

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Tech Trends: VAR Wars: Ingram Micro Disrupts Data Security Market Via Cloud Partnerships (PANW)

Research Question: Will Ingram Micro’s moves to become a full-service cloud support and IT security super-VAR add more disruption to the data security marketplace and directly affect Palo Alto Networks? Companies: AMZN, CDW, CHKP, FTNT, JNPR, MSFT, PANW, PFPT, PSDO, SHA:600515   By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings “VAR wars […]

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Tech Trends: Living Data, GPUs, AI and Fast Clouds Are Disrupting the Data Storage Industry (MDB, NVDA)

Research Question: What new technologies are disrupting the data storage market, and which companies stand to gain or lose? Companies: AMD, AMZN, CSCO, DVMT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, INTC, MDB, MLNX, MSFT, MU, NTAP, NVDA, PSTG, RHT, SMCI By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings Old stored data is useless if not […]

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Tech Trends: Blockchain Is Poised to Disrupt Like the Internet—Only Faster

Research Question: How fast will decentralized blockchain data applications become a major disruption to traditional database and transactional software? Which IT sector will be affected the soonest? Companies: AMZN, CSCO, DVMT, GOOG/GOOGL, GS, HPE, IBM, INTC, MSFT, ORCL, RHT By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings Blockchain disruption is already happening […]

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