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Herve Blandin

Herve Blandin

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Equipped with its 15-year experience as a former IT engineer, Herve covers the tech sector. When he's not busy writing about cybersecurity, cloud computing, and other fascinating technologies, he enjoys running and traveling.

Recent articles

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Better Buy: CenturyLink vs. AT&T

Both telecommunication providers pay a generous dividend despite their risky transformations and significant debt loads.


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Arista Networks Releases Weak Guidance ... Again: Should Investors Worry?

Management expects revenue from the company's cloud business to decline in 2020.


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Why Cisco Shouldn't Buy FireEye

FireEye's stock price spiked on rumors of a buyout offer from Cisco.


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Cisco Raises Its Dividend Despite Declining Revenue: Key Takeaways From Second-Quarter Earnings

Amid short-term challenges, the tech giant's dividend yield is again crossing the symbolic 3% mark.


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Up 60% the Last 6 Months, This Cloud Company Just Boosted Its Growth Prospects

Important new partnerships will materialize over the next few quarters.

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Impressive Revenue Growth and 2 More Keys for Fortinet Stock

The cybersecurity company posted strong fourth-quarter results, and management confirmed its medium-term outlook.


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Strong Cloud Growth and 2 More Keys for FireEye Stock

The cybersecurity company released mixed fourth-quarter results.


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Should Investors Worry About New Relic Stock After Mixed Earnings Report?

Management reduced this software company's fiscal 2020 free cash flow expectations in a significant way.


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Why Cloud Growth Could Fuel a Revenue Turnaround for Check Point Software

The cybersecurity vendor posted weak fourth-quarter revenue growth, and guidance indicates this trend will continue in 2020.


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AT&T Preferred Stock Offers a Safer Alternative to the Dividend

Significant uncertainties threaten AT&T's dividend over the medium term unless you can access this preferred alternative.

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Why 5G Could Be Crucial for Extreme Networks

The deployment represents a strong tailwind for the tech vendor struggling with structural challenges.


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Why F5 Networks' Latest Big Bet Will Keep Shareholders in Good Shape

The tech vendor spent approximately $1 billion to acquire Shape Security and enhance its application cybersecurity portfolio.


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Why Juniper Networks Will Stagnate Despite Its Cloud Recovery

The network vendor stopped its streak of declining revenue, but significant challenges remain in 2020 and beyond.


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Beyond Short-Term Headwinds, Citrix Is Set to Profit From Its Shift to the Cloud

Management forecasted weak revenue growth and declining operating margin in 2020, but the long term looks brighter.


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Why IBM's Solid Cloud Business Won't Lead to a Strong Dividend Increase

The tech giant posted better-than-expected results and encouraging guidance, but management will focus on reducing the debt load.

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Better Buy: Cisco Systems vs. IBM

Both tech giants pay a solid dividend while ramping up their cloud businesses. But which stock represents the best opportunity?


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Could Elastic Be a Millionaire Maker Stock?

Given its modest revenue base in expanding markets, the search company still has plenty of room to grow. But its stock price may follow a different trajectory.


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Better Buy: Arista Networks vs. Cisco

It's a choice between the dominant legacy network vendor Cisco and its fast-growing challenger Arista Networks.


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Is Palo Alto Networks Stock a Buy?

Palo Alto Networks is poised to post solid revenue growth and a high adjusted free cash flow margin over the next several years. But investors should proceed with caution.


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Is The Trade Desk Stock a Buy?

The company has been delivering solid performance in a growing online advertising market, but the stock has climbed back to all-time high levels.