Entries filed under 'Technology'

    Complexity of Cybersecurity Threats Is Rising

    July 15, 2015 10:15 AM by Rick Vallieres, CFA

    Can "private cloud" solutions mitigate such vulnerabilities? 

    High profile cybersecurity breaches are making headlines and the volume of attacks on institutions is rising as much as 50% per year. Meanwhile companies are turning to new technologies and approaches to defend against increasingly sophisticated attacks (see Table 1). A cybersecurity arms race is under way.

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    Chasing Eyeballs

    March 17, 2015 10:45 AM by So Young Lee

    While media, Internet, and cable companies face a number of challenges, diversifying content platforms should drive some compelling investment opportunities in 2015.

    Just as traffic on the information superhighway has accelerated at a phenomenal pace, so have the challenges faced by media, Internet, and cable companies—but I believe diversifying content platforms should drive some compelling investment opportunities in those sectors in 2015.

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    Research in Action: Why Web 3.0 is the Product Cycle of the Decade

    March 13, 2015 1:05 PM by Eric Ghernati

    New applications combining the cloud and "Big Data" have transformed industries globally.

    Considering how much time people spend on the Internet using multiple devices—chatting, networking, shopping, banking, devouring, and sharing all kinds of content, and the like—it’s easy to see why technology sector figures prominently in various investment strategies.

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    Has the "Internet of Things" Been Overhyped?

    September 23, 2014 12:52 PM by Lord Abbett Editorial Staff

    While few doubt the Internet of Things (IoT) will unleash a new wave of economic growth, the questions now are how much will we spend on building IoT capabilities, over what time frame, and which ecosystems gain (or lose) from this.

    Spawned by the build-out of wireless networking, cloud computing, and Big Data, along with the proliferation of smartphones, the Internet of things (IoT) connects everyday objects so they can sense and communicate with other operating systems, allowing them to be monitored and controlled from anywhere. But some widely publicized projections of its market potential may be over-optimistic, at least with respect to the timing of when we will experience mass adoption of IoT across major sectors.

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    Do Biotechs Have More Upside?

    April 22, 2014 11:56 AM by Lord Abbett Editorial Staff

    Lord Abbett has identified three encouraging trends for the sector.

    Forty-three years after President Richard Nixon launched a national “war on cancer,” millions have died, millions have extended their lives with new and improved treatments, and billions of dollars have been made by investors in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies on the front lines.  A case in point is the NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index (BTK), which has a high concentration of companies with cancer compounds in various stages of development, is up 295% in the five years through April 17, 2014.

    Is all the good news priced into biotech stocks?  Or do the long-term fundamentals justify continued bullishness?  

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