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MSFT  // Posts tagged as "MSFT"

No Meaningful Growth for RealPage Until New and Updated Software Is Released

Research Question: Will RealPage improve organic growth with existing and prospective customers? Companies: APPF, CLGX, CRM, LON:SGE, MSFT, N, ORCL, RP By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Organic and new customer growth will elude RealPage Inc. (RP) until it launches new and updated products later this year. Eleven of […]


The Cloud, Competition and Commodity Pricing Will Block 2H16 IT Network Growth

Research Question: Is the era of significant revenue growth over for the large, mainstream IT network vendors? Companies: AMZN, ANET, CSCO, EQIX, FFIV, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, INTC, JNPR, MLNX, MSFT, ORCL, SMCI, TPE:2382 By: John Harrington Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary Although second-quarter IT network sales appeared stable year to year, sales […]


Competition, Cost Catching Up to Taser As Share Loss Looms

Research Question: Will Taser’s body camera and storage business continue to flourish despite increasing competition and high costs? Companies: AMZN, BOM:500530, DGLY, EMC, HPE, IBM, LLL, LON:IND, MSFT, MSI, NTAP, QTM, SHE:002236, SHE:002415, STO:AXIS, TASR, TYO:6752, TYO:6758, TYO:7751 By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Rapidly growing and improving competition […]


Check Point’s New R80 Security Platform Reportedly Rife With Problems

Research Question: Has the intense IT security industry vendor war caused Check Point to push faulty software to market and other vendors to make critical mistakes in a rush to win sales? Companies: CHKP, CSCO, FEYE, FTNT, JNPR, MSFT, PANW By: John Harrington Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s […]


Battle Between Pure Storage and EMC Means Little

Research Question: Is the all-flash data storage shift already falling toward commodity pricing, or can new sustained growth occur for any single vendor as clients switch over? Also, what threat does cheap cloud storage pose? Companies: AMZN, EMC, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, INTC, KRX:005930, MLNX, MSFT, NTAP, PSTG, SMCI, TPE:2382, WDC By: John Harrington Click here to download […]


DWRE Growth Will Slow Due to Performance Issues and Competitive Pressure

Research Question: As Demandware continues to generate double-digit growth rates, are existing customers expanding their use of its services, including predictive intelligence applications? Companies: ADBE, AMZN, DWRE, EBAY, GDDY, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, MSFT, N, ORCL, SAP, SHOP, WIX By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Demandware Inc.’s (DWRE) double-digit growth rate […]


PANW’s Growth Bumps Into Security Market Slowdown

Research Question: How are leading security vendors handling continuing attacks against data networks, clients demanding answers about high pricing, and sales cycle slowdowns? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, FEYE, FTNT, JNPR, LON:QQ, MSFT, PANW By: John Harrington Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary Palo Alto Networks Inc. (PANW) has stated that its rapid […]


May 17 2016 Communications, Technology

Cisco’s Sales Cycles Are Slowing Amid Its Product Strategy Shift

Research Question: What effect is Cisco’s shift toward its Digital Network Architecture and Network Functions Virtualization initiative having on enterprise sales? Companies: AMZN, CSCO, MSFT, MLNX, SMCI By: John Harrington Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary With no clear cloud strategy in place, Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) is pushing clients to revamp […]


IBM’s and Oracle’s Own Cloud Ambitions Could Destroy Them

Research Question: How long will it take and how much will it cost for Oracle and IBM to transition to a cloud services model amid heavy competition? Will the move cannibalize their existing hardware/software businesses? Companies: AMZN, CRM, CSCO, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, MSFT, ORCL, WDAY By: John Harrington Click here to download the report (.pdf) […]


Sony, Samsung Among Early Leaders in the Race for VR Profits

Research Question: As virtual reality hits the mainstream market, which hardware makers, software developers and content creators will emerge as the winners? Companies: AAPL, ADSK, AMD, AMZN, EMAN, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, GPRO, HKG:0700, KRX:005930, MSFT, NOK, NVDA, NYT, TPE:2498, TYO:6758, TYO:7751 By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings HTC […]