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Cognex and the Machine Vision Industry Are Poised for More Growth (CGNX)

Research Question: Will Cognex’s claims of superior technology and software drive growth and keep the company ahead of the competition? Companies: AMS:TWEKA, BIT:DAL, CGNX, ETR:BSL, GOOG/GOOGL, HON, LON:SXS/SEPJF, NATI, ROK, SHE:002415, TDY, TYO:6861, ZBRA By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The machine vision market will grow further based […]


Tech Trends: The Global Glut of New IT Hardware Continues to Grow

Research Questions: Are traditional network equipment vendors being hampered by an all-time high availability of switches and other equipment on the market, all while cloud vendors continue to sign up DIY enterprise network operators? Companies: AMZN, ANET, CDW, CSCO, CTXS, DVMT, FB, FFIV, HPE, IBM, INTC, JNPR, MLNX, MSFT, NOK, PSDO, SMCI, TPE:2345, TPE:2382 By: John […]


Tech Trends: New Projects Are Slowing Now That Many Fiber Nets Are Already Built (DY)

Research Questions: Has the prolonged buildout of the fiber optic network infrastructure reached a slowdown point? Companies: ALU, CIEN, CSCO, CTL, DY, GLW, JNPR, LVLT, T, VZ, ZAYO By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary Considerable buzz surrounds the building of large fiber optic networks needed to support the rollout of 5G […]


Tech Trends: Facebook Could Be Networking Itself Toward Trouble (FB)

Research Question: Are Facebook’s large data center networking expansions, which are geared toward heavy data loads like video and messaging, putting the company under pressure? Companies: AMZN, ANET, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, MSFT, SNAP, TWTR By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary Facebook Inc. (FB) may be painting itself into a precarious corner in […]


The Cloud Is Acceleratingthe IT Spending Fracture for 2H17

Research Question: What projects are large IT clients spending on, and what types of projects are driving pipeline development heading in the second quarter? Companies: AMZN, ANET, CHKP, CMCSA, CSCO, CTXS, DVMT, FEYE, FFIV, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, KRX:005930/005935, MSFT, NTAP, PANW, PLCM, PSTG, RHT, SHOR, SMCI, WDC By: John Harrington Click here to download report […]


Apple’s Best Bet: Integration and User Design, Not New Hardware (AAPL)

Research Question: Where are the best opportunities for Apple to reclaim its cutting-edge reputation? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, BIDU, DDAIF, ETR:BMW, F, FB, FCAU, GM, GOOG/GOOGL, HAR, KRX:000270, KRX:005380, KRX:005930, MSFT, NVDA, TSLA, TYO:6503, TYO:6752, TYO:7203, TYO:7261 By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) smartest path to […]


Netgear on Track to Achieve Projected Revenue Growth in 2017 (NTGR)

Research Question: Will Netgear’s commercial and retail business segments achieve the 10% revenue growth expected by the company in 2017? Companies: ARRS, CSCO, DVMT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, JNPR, LOGI, NTGR, SHE:002528, TPE:2332, TPE:2357, UBNT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Netgear Inc.’s (NTGR) retail and commercial business segments are expected […]


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 […]


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 […]


Intel’s Omni-Path Will Test Mellanox’s Mettle (MLNX, INTC)

Research Question: How disruptive is Intel’s Omni-Path to Mellanox’s InfiniBand business? Companies: AVGO, CRAY, CSCO, IBM, IDTI, INTC, MLNX, MSCC, NVDA, ORCL, SMCI By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings With its Omni-Path interconnect technology, Intel Corp. (INTC) has a chance to wrest substantial share from Mellanox Technologies Ltd. […]