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What to Expect of DISH’s 4Q17 Revenue
DISH Network will release its 4Q17 earnings before the market opens on February 20, 2018. As per Yahoo Finance, DISH’s revenue in 4Q17 is expected to be $3.5 billion.
Comparing Microsoft’s Valuation with Peers’
Microsoft stock closed at $101.87 on June 20, close to its lower Bollinger Band of $98.
Can Microsoft’s Xbox One X Boost Its Gaming Business?
The newly released Xbox One X is powered by the 2.3 GHz, 8-core AMD Jaguar processor, 12GB of RAM, and a six-teraflop AMD Radeon GPU.
Will Microsoft Beat Q4 Earnings Estimates?
Microsoft (MSFT) is set to release its fiscal Q4 2018 financial results on July 19.
Is Oracle Stock Losing Momentum?
Oracle’s tepid top- and bottom-line guidance for fiscal Q1 2019 has affected its stock price.
How an Extended Agreement with Krungsri Will Help IBM
IBM strengthened its ties with leading financial company Krungsri to help the financial company achieve its digital transition goal.
How CloudHealth Acquisition Could Drive VMware’s Cloud Business
VMware (VMW) bought start-up firm CloudHealth Technologies in October 2018.
VMware Acquires Dell EMC’s Service Assurance Suite Platform
On August 9, VMware (VMW) decided to acquire Dell EMC’s Service Assurance Suite platform.
Microsoft Maintains an Increasing Dividend Payment Trend
In fiscal 2Q18, Microsoft paid nearly $3.2 billion in dividends, compared with $3.0 billion in fiscal 2Q17.
Can Hopper Enhancement Boost DISH Network’s Revenue?
DISH Network’s (DISH) ARPU for 3Q17 was $87.20 against $89.40 in the prior year’s quarter.
Why Analysts Maintain a Neutral View on Symantec Stock
The average target price for Symantec provided by 29 analysts came in at $21.10 on August 27.
Why IBM Cloud Is Gaining Global Popularity with Start-Up Firms
IBM is gaining market share in the enterprise cloud space with a dominance in blockchain and Watson AI that are attracting start-up firms.
Why FireEye Stock Is Overvalued
On October 11, FireEye (FEYE) was trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of ~26.1x as compared to the industry average of 8.1x.
IBM’s Stock Performance in 2018
As of October 9, IBM’s (IBM) closing price was $147.24 per share. IBM has a market capitalization of ~$134.4 billion.
A Look at Netflix’s Revenue Target for Q3 2018
Netflix (NFLX) expects its Q3 2018 revenues, including its DVD business, to reach ~$4.0 billion, reflecting 33.6% year-over-year growth.
Analyzing IBM’s Operating Margin Trend
IBM’s operating profit in the second quarter was $3.4 billion—up 11% YoY. The operating margin for the same quarter was 16.9%.
ServiceNow to Acquire FriendlyData: Will It Help?
On October 10, ServiceNow (NOW) announced it will acquire start-up company FriendlyData. It didn’t reveal the financial terms of the deal.
How the Strategic Alliance with Grab Could Help Microsoft
Microsoft (MSFT) Azure is set to be the preferred cloud platform of Grab, which will leverage Microsoft’s machine learning and AI tools.
How Acquisitions Are Contributing to Accenture’s Growth
In order to boost its Industry X.0 platform, Accenture (ACN) acquired Pillar Technology and Mindtribe in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.
Key Drivers of Microsoft’s Cloud Business
Microsoft’s (MSFT) Azure cloud platform continues to see increased adoption driven by the ongoing migration of workloads to the cloud.
Microsoft and Volkswagen Form a New Partnership
On September 28, Microsoft (MSFT) joined forces with German automaker Volkswagen to give car owners a new driving experience.
FireEye Sets Its Business Target through Channel Partners
FireEye’s (FEYE) channel sales seem to be picking up momentum driven by the different strategy the company has deployed to boost its business.
Can IBM’s Blockchain Retain Its Market Share?
According to a report by the IDC, total spending on the blockchain platform is expected to climb by 122% to $2.1 billion.
IBM’s Food Trust Solution to Get a Boost from Walmart’s New Move
IBM’s Food Trust Solution may benefit as Walmart directed its vegetable suppliers to input their data in the blockchain by September 2019.
Can Nutanix Stock Sustain Strong Growth Momentum?
Nutanix’s (NTNX) share price continues to witness robust growth. In the last year, its stock has soared nearly 115.4%.
Oracle Is Betting High on Autonomous Database for Success
Oracle’s (ORCL) Autonomous Database, which can easily be accessed from the cloud, has the potential to mitigate Oracle’s lackluster cloud business.
How Winning of Large Contracts Driving Nutanix Business?
Nutanix (NTNX) looks to strike large deals driven by its popularity in hyper-converged infrastructure (or HCI).
A Look at Nutanix’s Marketing Strategy
Nutanix (NTNX) is looking to get more aggressive with its marketing strategy as it places more emphasis on commercial segmentation.
Why Oracle’s ERP Product Holds the Key to Its SaaS Cloud Success
Oracle (ORCL) continues to boost its ERP (enterprise resource planning) product portfolio, mostly through acquisitions and launching new products.
How Accenture Is Enhancing Patient Healthcare Technology
The healthcare AI market seems to be showing strong growth momentum driven by the increased usage of machine learning applications.
IBM Provides Solution for Artificial Intelligence Management
On September 19, IBM introduced cloud-based bias-detection software that can manage the integration of artificial intelligence.
Can Accenture’s Partnership Drive Mediaset’s Infinity Service?
Accenture (ACN) expanded its relationship with Italy’s Mediaset to enhance its Infinity video streaming service for the next three years.
Oracle’s Valuations Compared with Its Industry Peers
In the September 7 trading session, Oracle stock closed at $47.81, close to its lower Bollinger Band level of $47.54.
Oracle to Sustain Same Capital Expenditure Trend in Fiscal 2019
Oracle (ORCL) expects its fiscal 2019 capex to be equivalent to its fiscal 2018 capex of ~$1.7 billion.
How More Research and Development Could Help VMware
VMware (VMW) considers it extremely important to upgrade its product portfolio by investing in R&D (research and development) on a regular basis.
Does VMware’s Valuation Look Attractive?
On September 5, VMware (VMW) was trading at a forward price-to-free-cash-flow multiple of ~16.5x.
Nutanix Signs Large Deal with Department of Defense
On September 10, Nutanix (NTNX) made a deal worth over $20 million with the US Department of Defense.
How GitHub Acquisition Could Impact Microsoft’s Share Buybacks
Microsoft utilized ~33.0% of its free cash flow to buy back shares in fiscal 2018 compared with 38.0% in fiscal 2017.
Comparing Workday’s Valuations with Its Peers
In the last year, Workday stock has gained 31.9%. In the last month, its stock has risen 5.4%.
Workday’s Stock Price Showing an Upside Trend
Workday stock is trading 46.0% higher than its 52-week low of $95.35 and 2.3% lower than its 52-week high of $142.45.
Oracle versus Rimini Street: A Look at the Legal Struggle
According to the US District Court in Nevada, Oracle (ORCL) is entitled to receive ~$30.0 million in legal fees from Rimini Street (RMNI).
Can Nutanix Sustain Strong Billing Growth in Fiscal Q4 2018?
Nutanix (NTNX) has continued to see steady billings growth in the last five quarters driven by higher demand for its products.
Can VMware Beat Its Earnings Estimate in Fiscal Q2 2019?
VMware (VMW) is set to release its fiscal Q2 2019 results on August 23 after the market closes. Analysts are estimating EPS to increase 13.2% YoY.
Oracle Launches Transportation and Trade Management Cloud
On August 15, Oracle (ORCL) launched Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Global Trade Management Cloud for its enterprise customers.
How IBM’s Global Business Services Unit Is Doing
IBM’s (IBM) Global Business Services unit, which represents ~21% of its total business, comprises its consulting, global business services, and application management offerings.
Can New Soccer Rights Help Disney’s ESPN Business?
On August 13, Disney (DIS) secured multiyear viewing rights for soccer leagues in countries including the Netherlands, China, and Australia.
Oracle NetSuite Expands through Biopharmaceutical Deals
Oracle NetSuite continues to gain market traction through new deals. On August 13, Oracle NetSuite entered into an agreement with Selecta Biosciences.
Are IBM’s Research and Development Investments Paying Off?
To stay competitive and gain market share, IBM (IBM) has continued to incur R&D (research and development) expenses.
IBM’s Technology Services & Cloud Platforms Segment Improves
IBM’s (IBM) Technology Services & Cloud Platforms segment, which contributes ~43% of the company’s business, seems to be improving, driven by its infrastructure services.
IBM Maintains a Strong Dividend Yield
IBM (IBM) has one of the highest dividend yields in the IT industry, of 4.38%. In fiscal Q2 2018, the company paid a dividend of $1.57 with an annual run rate of $6.28 per share.
What’s Driving Oracle Cloud’s Business in Europe?
Oracle’s (ORCL) Simphony Cloud, which deals in hospitality management, continues to gain traction in European markets.
How the Acquisition of Mainframe2 Could Help Nutanix
On August 3, Nutanix (NTNX) inked a deal to acquire Mainframe2, which offers cloud-based desktop and application delivery.
Can Netflix’s European Market Expansion Strategy Deliver?
Netflix (NFLX) continues to strengthen its European presence through strong local content lineups.
Debt Remains Netflix’s Prime Source of Financing
Netflix (NFLX) considers debt its main source to finance content, given its lower cost of capital.
Take a Look at Netflix’s Competitive Landscape
All the competition is hurting Netflix’s membership growth. In fiscal Q2 2018, it missed its subscriber guidance for the first time.
Can Netflix’s Original Film Concept Make an Impact?
To boost its market presence, Netflix (NFLX) continues to expand its original movie portfolio. In 2018, it plans to release 86 original films.
Can Netflix’s Original Content Penetrate the Indian Market?
Netflix (NFLX) is aiming at the Indian market, buoyed by more smartphone use, a rising middle class, and increased 4G adoption.
Oracle Makes Cloud Deal with Foodation
On July 24, Oracle (ORCL) entered an agreement with Foodation to provide cloud support to its business in Europe.
How IBM Is Growing Its Cloud Business
On July 23, IBM (IBM) struck another cloud deal with Canada-based Economical Insurance, which deals in property and casualty insurance.
Accenture Maintains a Higher Book-to-Bill Ratio
In the last five quarters, Accenture’s book-to-bill ratio has always remained above 1, which is a healthy sign for its business.
IBM Surpasses Q2 2018 Estimates and Retains Fiscal 2018 Outlook
IBM (IBM) reported fiscal Q2 2018 financial results on July 18.
Why Microsoft Formed a Strategic Alliance with Walmart
Yesterday, Microsoft (MSFT) formed a strategic partnership with Walmart (WMT). Here’s what you need to know.
Symantec’s New Email Threat Isolation versus Advanced Attacks
To boost its email security service, Symantec (SYMC) launched its integrated Email Threat Isolation service yesterday to protect end users from high-level email threats.
Why Did IBM Slam Groupon with a Patent Lawsuit?
On July 17, IBM (IBM) charged Groupon (GRPN) with $167 million in a lawsuit for infringing four of its patents. Let’s take a closer look.
Netflix Beats Q2 Estimates, Misses Subscriber Growth Outlook
Netflix (NFLX) reported strong Q2 financial results on July 16. However, in aftermarket trading, the stock took a nosedive, falling 14.1%.
Can Microsoft’s Personal Computing Business Achieve Q4 Target?
Microsoft’s (MSFT) More Personal Computing segment has continued to witness stable growth in the last five quarters.
Is the US Contribution Margin Achievable for Netflix in Q2 2018?
Netflix (NFLX) projects a contribution margin target of 39.6% in the second quarter.
Microsoft Expects High Unearned Revenue Growth in Fiscal Q4 2018
Microsoft (MSFT) continues to maintain strong growth in unearned revenue mainly triggered by its higher number of contract wins.
Comparing Netflix’s Valuations with Its Peers
In the last year, Netflix stock has climbed 5.2%. In the last month, NFLX stock has risen 7.2%.
A Look at Netflix’s International Contribution Margins in Q2 2018
The profit from Netflix’s international contribution in Q1 2018 improved year-over-year at a staggering rate of 532.0% to $272.0 million.
Can IBM’s Cloud Business Maintain Its Growth Momentum?
IBM’s (IBM) cloud business has continued to grow, fueled by the integration of security features and AI and the migration of data from on-premises to the cloud.
Oracle Lands a New Deal with ÏDKIDS COMMUNITY
Oracle (ORCL) has been selected by French-based ÏDKIDS COMMUNITY to help analyze consumers’ behavior and preferences.
A Look at Oracle Cloud’s Business Performance
Oracle (ORCL) has continued to enhance its cloud platform through important acquisitions such as that of NetSuite, and by launching innovative product features.
Oracle Set to Merge Its Cloud Business
Oracle (ORCL) is gradually converting its cloud service types—software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, and infrastructure-as-a-service—into a single standard data center.
VMware Is Driving Its Go-to-Market Strategy
To boost its product sales, VMware (VMW) is aiming to build specialty sales capacities.
Netflix Strengthens Indian Foothold with New Series Sacred Games
Netflix (NFLX) continues to boost its international presence by targeting lucrative countries like India and South Korea.
IBM to Provide Cloud Support to French Firm Cegid
On July 3, IBM (IBM) announced that it made a deal with French-based cloud management company Cegid.
Why Microsoft Is Teaming Up with RADWIN
On July 2, tech giant Microsoft (MSFT) announced it will join forces with RADWIN, a leading provider of broadband wireless solutions.
Comparing IBM’s Capital Expenditure with Peers’
IBM’s (IBM) capital expenditure has been stable for the last five years due to its huge data center investments.
IBM Takes Slow and Steady Approach for Watson AI
The growing adoption of IBM’s (IBM) Watson AI platform is contributing significantly to the company’s overall business.
How IBM Cloud Is Winning New Clients
IBM (IBM) has continued to gain traction in the cloud space, buoyed by the growing popularity of its Watson AI technology.
Oracle Continues to Drive Its Cloud-Based Warehouse Business
The leading database management operator, Oracle (ORCL), continues to expand its cloud-based warehouse management (or WMS) capabilities.
What Drives Microsoft’s Office 365?
Microsoft’s (MSFT) Office 365, a key driver of its overall business, has maintained strong growth, driven by demand across the industry.
Factors Influencing Microsoft’s Office 365 Growth
The growing demand for Microsoft’s (MSFT) Office 365, categorized as E1, E3, and E5 based on features, continues to boost the company’s overall business.
Why Microsoft Stock Finished in the Red on June 25
In Monday’s trading, leading tech giant Microsoft (MSFT) fell 2%, which marked its sixth-largest decline in the last three months.
What Drives Microsoft’s Average Revenue per User
Microsoft’s (MSFT) ARPU (average revenue per user) growth has continued to improve, buoyed by strong demand for its Office 365 and Azure products and Xbox Live monthly active users.
What Microsoft’s GitHub Acquisition Could Mean
Recently, Microsoft (MSFT) decided to acquire open-source software development company GitHub for $7.5 billion.
Microsoft Aims to Streamline Services
Microsoft (MSFT) aims to integrate many of its applications, prompted by the growing demand for a one-stop solution to boost efficiency and improve communication.
FireEye Aims to Boost Its Email Security Service
FireEye (FEYE) aims to enhance its email security service with the acquisition of privately held email security company The Email Laundry, which it bought last October for ~$8.7 million.
Oracle Beats Q4 Estimates, but Cloud Business Remains a Challenge
Oracle (ORCL) reported fiscal Q4 2018 financial results on June 19. Its non-GAAP EPS after adjustments came in at $0.99 per share.
What’s the Outlook for Oracle’s Application Business?
Oracle (ORCL) supports its software application delivery process through the cloud.
How Oracle Is Set to Gain from Its DataScience.com Acquisition
Following its April acquisition of Vocado, a cloud-based financial aid solution company, Oracle signed a deal to buy DataScience.com, a privately held cloud workspace platform that supports data science tools, projects, and infrastructure.
Can Accenture Sustain Its Regular Share Buyback Program?
Accenture (ACN) has always bought back shares at regular intervals, thereby driving its shareholders’ wealth.
What’s Expected for Oracle’s Cloud Revenue in Fiscal Q4
Enterprises’ ongoing migration of databases from on-premises hardware to the cloud has encouraged Oracle (ORCL) to boost its cloud computing service.
What Could Drive Oracle’s Revenue Growth in Fiscal 2018
Oracle (ORCL) has generated mid-single-digit growth in the last three quarters.
How IBM’s Higher Leverage Is Impacting Business
IBM’s (IBM) debt has grown over the last two years, driven by the company’s capital return policy.
Identifying Key Catalysts for IBM’s Mainframe Business
IBM (IBM), which dominates the enterprise mainframe business, has continued to enhance the space with its IBM z13 and now IBM z14 systems.
Microsoft Bought Four Game Studios to Boost Gaming Content
To boost its gaming content, Microsoft bought four game studios—Ninja Theory, Playground Games, Undead Labs, and Compulsion Games.
Can IBM Retain Its First-Mover Advantage in the AI Space?
IBM’s (IBM) strong foothold in the blockchain and AI spaces continues to act as a strong catalyst for the company’s business.
How IBM Differentiates Its Cloud Products
To remain competitive in the cloud business and boost its market share, IBM (IBM) has continued to strengthen its cloud platform through AI and blockchain technology.