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MSFT  // Posts tagged as "MSFT"

Tech Trends: Legacy IT Pushes Cloud-Optimization Myth as it Clings to the Past

Research Question: What are the biggest myths being pushed by legacy IT vendors regarding growth around new products and services? Companies: AMZN, DELL, FEYE, FFIV, HPE, IBM, MSFT, ORCL, PANW, VMW, ZS By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings The top myth—and it is close, according to sources—is that all […]


Tech Trends: Every IT Vendor Goes Cloudy, Hastening Their Decline?

Research Question: As legacy IT vendors in networking, data security, storage, and major software convert their businesses to cloud service, recurring revenue models—are they pushing customers to competing services offered by Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud Platform? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CRWD, CSCO, CTXS, DELL, FFIV, FTNT, GOOG, HPE, IBM, MSFT, ORCL, PANW, […]


SQ’s Cash App Carving Out Better Path to Profits Than PYPL’s Venmo (PYPL, SQ)

Research Question: Will Square’s Cash App upend PayPal’s grand plans for Venmo? Companies: AAPL, GOOG/GOOGL, JPM, MA, MSFT, PYPL, SQ, V, WFC By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The growth of Square Inc.’s (SQ) Cash App does not directly threaten PayPal Holdings Inc.’s (PYPL) Venmo, but Cash App […]


Smartsheet Is Effective but Not Unique for Project Management (SMAR)

Research Question: Does Smartsheet offer a unique approach to simplifying project management—or is the market crowded with fungible solutions? Companies: GOOG/GOOGL, MSFT, PLAN, SMAR, TEAM, WDAY, WORK   By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Smartsheet Inc. (SMAR) is an effective tool for collaboration but lacks a killer feature […]


Tech Trends: “Everyday AI” Boosts Nvidia, but Data Center Upgrades Slow (NVDA)

Research Question: Will the time advantage Nvidia has over AMD and Intel in accelerated GPU computing allow it to dominate the next round of data center network upgrades with the big public cloud platforms and advanced private cloud networks? Companies: AMD, AMZN, GOOG/GOOGL, INTC, MLNX, MSFT, NVDA By: John Harrington Click here to download report […]


Tech Trends: Microsoft, Oracle—One Big Cloud; One Giant Company Soon?

Research Question: Are Microsoft and Oracle linking their clouds as a prelude to merging? As Microsoft launches more internal AI to automate the process for enterprises to migrate their IT to Azure, has Oracle finally realized it can’t win the cloud war alone? Companies: AMZN, EQIX, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, MSFT, ORCL By: John Harrington Click here […]


Tech Trends: “Bizarre” Growth Expectations in Cloud Security

Research Question: What issues do data security companies face in a crowded field? Companies: AMZN, CBLK, CRWD, DELL, MSFT, PANW, PVTL, VMW, ZS By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings Growth in cloud security will be a brutal battlefield, with high growth expectations for companies like Zscaler, Palo Alto Networks, […]


Tech Trends: Slow Networking Pipelines Persist Affecting Remainder of 2019

Research Question: Will the legacy networking IT vendor DIY sales pipeline slowdown that Blueshift’s Tech Trends detected in April continue through to the end of CY19? If so, what areas and which companies are most affected and by what factors? Companies: AMZN, CSCO, DELL, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, MSFT, NTAP, ORCL, PANW, VMW By: John Harrington Click […]


Tech Trends: AWS Powers Amazon Logistics vs. FedEx, UPS, Postal Services

Research Question: Is Amazon expanding its global Prime delivery and logistics business using a similar blueprint to the one it developed to expand AWS in information technology? If so, is AWS’ scale helping Amazon speed up its attack on FedEx, UPS, national postal services, and other logistics companies? Companies: AMZN, FDX, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, MSFT, UPS By: […]


Microsoft’s Teams Is Becoming a Big Headache for Slack (WORK)

Research Question: Can Slack expand its appeal to a broader audience and stave off Microsoft Teams? Companies: CRM, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, LOGM, MSFT, NEWR, TEAM, WORK, ZM By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Microsoft Corp.’s (MSFT) Teams communication software has closed the gap with Slack Technologies Inc. (WORK) to […]