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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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RingCentral Idea Proposal (RNG)

RingCentral Idea Proposal (RNG)

Will RingCentral’s new video services and key partnerships keep it at the top of the communications software landscape or will it be hobbled by Zoom’s push into voice? Report Available: January 21, 2021   Blueshift’s initial research found RNG growing at a very healthy 30% clip as it moves enterprises and mid-market businesses to its […]

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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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Intuit Faces Challenges for its Mid-Market Push and ARPU Hopes (INTU)

Research Question: Will new QuickBooks products help Intuit expand its customer base and increase revenue per user? Companies: AUS:XRO, BILL, CRM, INTU, MSFT, ORCL, ROP, SGGEF, SQ, TRI, TRMB, WTKWY By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Intuit Inc. (INTU) does not have a clear path to moving upmarket […]

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Teradata Idea Proposal (TDC)

Teradata Idea Proposal (TDC)

What is the magnitude of Teradata’s market share losses to other vendors? Can Teradata’s transformation to a cloud-based subscription model reverse any of these losses? Report Available: January 28, 2021   Blueshift’s initial research found TDC near the end of its transformation from an on-premises perpetual software licensing business model to a cloud-based SaaS subscription-based […]

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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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Okta Idea Proposal (OKTA)

Okta Idea Proposal (OKTA)

Will Okta’s customer identity management business be as big as its core workforce product? Report Available: February 4, 2021   Blueshift’s initial research found growing demand for OKTA’s identity management technology as digital interactions increase and enterprises moves operations to the cloud. Its main business centers on managing security for employee access to work environments, but […]

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Strong Demand Will Sustain LivePerson’s Growth, Provided They Innovate (LPSN)

Research Question: Can LivePerson sustain and build on its growth driven by digital transformation and the work-from-home trend? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, ASAI.ST, CRM, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, LPSN, MSFT, NUAN, ORCL, PEGA, PLTR, SPT, TWLO, ZEN By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings LivePerson Inc. (LPSN) can sustain and build […]

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Tech Trends: Cloud IT Services Take Over But There is Too Much Competition

Research Question: How do rapidly evolving end customer IT needs affect sales prospects for various cloud-based IT services companies? Companies: AMZN, BOX, CRWD, CSCO, DBX, DDOG, DELL, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, MDB, MSFT, OKTA, PANW, SNOW, SPLK, WORK By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings The cloud can now do anything previously […]

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