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Tech Trends: Hacker Wars: “A Dismal Failure of Responsibility”

Research Question: Have hackers won the cyber war? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CRWD, CSCO, FEYE, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, MSFT, PANW, SWI, VMW By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings Hackers have not won the cyber war because it will “never end,” our top information security sources report. Instead, hackers keep winning battle after […]

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Tech Trends: No 2020 IT Budget Flush; Fast Broadband Takes Over

Research Question: Was there noticeable end-of-year IT budget spending for on-premise hardware and software beyond necessary license renewals on existing products from traditional incumbent vendors? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, CMCSA, COMM, CSCO, DELL, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, MSFT, SWI, T, TMUS, VMW, VZ By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings If the leading historic […]

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Tech Trends: Limited Look-Back Haunts SolarWinds Hack Investigators (SWI)

Research Question: With lawsuits already being filed, what are the broader implications of the SolarWinds Orion hack? Companies: AMZN, CB, CHKP, CSCO, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, MSFT, ORCL, PANW, SWI, VMW By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings The infiltration of SolarWinds Corp.’s Orion network management software—allegedly by state-sponsored Russian hackers—will plague […]

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Tech Trends: 2021: Slim Budgets, Too Many Vendors, Slow Recovery

Research Question: What do sources see as the most significant trends in software/cloud services and enterprise hardware/software across 2021? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CRM, CRWD, CSCO, CTXS, DDOG, DELL, FEYE, FFIV, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, MSFT, PANW, SNOW, SPLK, SWI, VMW, WDAY By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings Too many IT vendors will […]

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Tech Trends: Top Trend 2021: Computing Speeds Accelerate Data

Research Question: What do sources see as the most significant trends in data center/computer chip/network access across 2021? Companies: AMD, AMZN, CIEN, COMM, CSCO, DY, ERIC, GLW, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, INTC, MSFT, NOK, NVDA   By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings Speed counts. The faster data moves, the more every […]

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Tech Trends: While Others Think Quarters, Nvidia is Thinking Years (NVDA)

Companies: AAPL, AMD, AMZN, BABA, CSCO, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, INTC, MSFT, NVDA By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary As companies like Cisco see steady, deep declines, Nvidia builds its cloud and data center future well ahead of the competition. Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, Microsoft, and others rapidly expand high-performance […]

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Tech Trends: 2021: The (Re-)Rise of Communications Infrastructure

Research Question: What critical infrastructure will be needed to create wireless for smart applications everywhere and near-universal access to the Internet, regardless of geography? Which companies are in position to provide it? Companies: AAPL, CIEN, CMCSA, COMM, CSCO, DY, ERIC, GLW, HPE, IBM, NOK By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Editor’s Note: […]

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Tech Trends: Fast-Paced Change Upends IT Behind the Scenes

Research Question: What is the race for fast access to data stored in warehouses and data lakes doing to unleash profound change across the traditional IT hardware/software spectrum? And which companies are driving those changes—to the detriment of others? Companies: AKAM, AMZN, ANET, CIEN, CMCSA, COMM, CSCO, DDOG, DELL, FSLY, GLW, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, MSFT, OKTA, SNOW, […]

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AMD’s Data Center Fortunes Are Soaring at Intel’s Expense (AMD, INTC)

Research Question: With Intel’s latest production delays, how big a share of the CPU market can AMD capture? Companies: AAPL, AMD, AMZN, AVGO, BABA, DELL, DTEGY, GOOG/GOOGL, HK:0992, HPE, IBM, INTC, KRX:005930, MRVL, MSFT, NTNX, NVDA, ORCL, QCOM, SAP, SFTBY, SMCI, TSM, TW:2454 VMW By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary […]

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Tech Trends: Big IT—Battling Consistent Decline is the New Normal

Research Question: What critical issues face software/hardware players in the data center and on-premise network space? Will the big clouds also compete against their own hosting customers in database and other areas? Companies: AMZN, ANET, CSCO, CTXS, DELL, FFIV, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, MDB, MSFT, ORCL, VMW By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf) […]

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