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MSFT  // Posts tagged as "MSFT"

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Data Analytics Goes Big, Fast and Wide Open (RHT, INTC)

Research Question: What effect will ultra-fast networking and server technology have on the data analytics industry moving forward? Companies: AMZN, ANET, CSCO, DATA, HPE, IBM, INTC, MSFT, ORCL, QLIK, RHT By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary Data center networking and storage advancements are opening the door for the analysis of unheard […]


Ad Tech Vendors, Publishers Most At Risk As Ad Blocking Builds

Research Question: Who will be the winners and losers as ad-blocking software moves to mobile? Companies: AAPL, CRTO, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, MSFT, NWS/NWSA, NYT, RUBI, S, T, TMUS, TRIP, TUBE, TWTR, VZ, YELP, YHOO By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report .pdf   Summary of Findings The rise of mobile ad-blocking technology is causing significant pain […]


Networking Innovations Are Disrupting the Data Center Industry

Research Question: Are radical changes in networking going to affect data center design? Which IT vendor categories will be affected? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, ANET, CONE, COR, CSCO, CTL, DFT, DLR, EQIX, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, INTC, JNPR, MSFT, NTAP, ORCL, RAX, T, VZ By: John Harrington Click here to to download the report (.pdf)   Summary Dramatic […]


Data Storage As You’ve Known It Is Headed for Extinction

Research Question: What new, disruptive technologies are market-ready in data storage networking? What effect will they likely have on incumbent storage vendors? Companies: AMZN, CSCO, EMC, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, INTC, KRX:005930/005935, MLNX, MSFT, NTAP, PSTG, SMCI, TPE:2382, WDC By: John Harrington Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary What used to be a closed […]