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January, 2018  // Posts published in January, 2018

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 […]


Share Loss and Top Agent Departures Challenge Realogy in High-end Markets (RLGY)

Research Question: Are technology-enabled real estate brokerage competitors like Compass and Redfin taking agents and market share from Realogy? Companies: AMZN, BRK.A/B, NWSA, PRPPF, RDFN, RLGY, Z By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Realogy Holdings Corp. (RLGY) brands, which serve luxury real estate markets, are experiencing strong competition […]


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 […]


Neither Price Hikes Nor Competitors Will Slow Netflix This Year (NFLX)

Research Question: Will Netflix’s price increase open the door for a growing set of competitors to steal subscribers? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, CBS, CHTR, CMCSA, DIS, DISH, ERIC, FB, FOX, GOOG/GOOGL, LON:SKY, NFLX, RLJE, ROKU, T, TMUS, TWX, VZ By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Netflix Inc.’s (NFLX) recent […]


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 […]


Cruise Lines Primed for Smooth Sailing in the 2018 Wave Season (CCL, RCL, NCLH)

Research Question: Will booking growth for wave season 2018 continue to be ahead of last year’s pace? Companies: CCL/CUK, DIS, HKG:0678, NCLH, RCL   By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Early trends show wave season bookings are ahead of last year’s pace and are expected to continue at […]


2018 Subprime Lending Returns Will Be Solid for Some But Challenging for Others

Research Question: Will household debt and credit card and auto loan delinquencies further suppress positive returns for the subprime lending industry? Companies: ALLY, BAC, CACC, COF, CPSS, FCAU, FMCC, GM, JPM, KMX, SC, TRU, USB, WFC By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Subprime lenders with disciplined yet dynamic underwriting […]