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January, 2016  // Posts published in January, 2016

Jan 11 2016 Services, Technology

FICO’s DMS Holds Real Potential But Must Be Properly Marketed

Research Question: How big can FICO’s Decision Management Suite become in the next two to three years? Companies: FICO, IBM, MSFT, MSTR, ORCL, PEGA, PRGS By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Twelve sources involved in the sales and use of decision management systems—clients, competitors, software designers and consultants—spoke […]

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Jan 08 2016 Services, Travel & Leisure

U.S. Cruise Industry Set for Smoother Sailing While China’s Fares Sink

Research Question: Will the 2016 wave season see strength despite heightened security concerns? Companies: CCL/CUK, DIS, HKG:0678, NCLH, RCL, TYO:9101 Report Type: Previously Covered/Full Report By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The S. wave season has improved in terms of bookings and pricing year to year and even […]

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Audits, Credits, Discounts, Deals Define Cloud Battle

Research Question: Are cloud computing efforts by AWS, Microsoft and Google causing companies like Oracle to force or heavily entice clients to adopt their cloud offerings in order to compete in the space? Companies: AMZN, CONE, CRM, CSCO, CTL, DFT, DLR, EMC, EQIX, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, MSFT, ORCL, RAX, T, VZ, WDAY By: John Harrington Click […]

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Jan 06 2016 Consumer Goods, Services

The Value of Nielsen’s Ratings Is Under Siege from Consumer Data

Research Question: Will emerging technology and new competition loosen Nielsen’s grip on the audience measurement industry? Companies: ACXM, ADBE, AMCX, AMZN, AOL, ARRS, CBS, CHTR, CMCSA, CVC, DIS, DISH, EXPGY, FB, FOX, GOOGL, KRX:005930/005935, MEG, NFLX, NLSN, NXST, RENT, ROVI, SCOR, T, TCLRY, TIVO, TWC, TWTR, TWX, VZ, WPPGY By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download […]

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