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Stocks to Acquire Even if You Do Not Understand the Business! (Part 1)

7 November 2007 - Features - Editor

Information technology stocks, which have never been placid, are in for even greater turbulence in the near future. Companies which write software, those that assemble hardware, marketers of portable devices, and wireless service providers, with all be affected, though their stocks may not all bounce up and down in equal measures. Virtualization, like the Internet, may have been a sleeping giant for decades after its first development, but it is now set to wake up and shake the world! It is already a force to reckon with in its relevant field, but not all investors are acquainted with these futuristic stocks.

Almost all computers and their peripherals have capabilities and capacities in excess of what users can deploy at particular points of time. No computer in this Millennium can function to its full potential unless it is able to communicate with other computers. All organizations of any significant size work through electronic networks and these groups of computers have to be utilized optimally. Computing work loads vary, but the investments in technology do not change between a Friday evening and peak work hours! Mobility is another driver of change: people want to stay in touch, access stored data, and use the Internet at all times. These are the key reasons why the future is bright for visualization.

The Business Significance of Virtualization Stocks

Is visualization a stand-alone business area, or should it join hands with mainstream manufacturers and service providers? The choices may not be left to the fledgling virtualization industry segment because their seniors in related technologies generate extraordinary amounts of cash. However, one demographic segment that stands to gain from this dynamism is the small investor: choosing the right visualization stocks just before IT majors begin to target them with acquisitive eyes, has potentials for high appreciation in the short-term. However, consolidation within the virtualization segment cannot be ruled out, especially for players with restricted product ranges.

A less attractive side-effect of the way in which virtualization impacts the IT space, relates to new capacities for entrenched product lines. Obsolescence looms large for some traditional leaders in IT if they are unable to integrate their architectures with evolving virtualization systems, or if they are cut off by competitive acquisitions of suppliers. There is also the prospect that rationalization of existing computing capacities by clients may not suit the growth plans of hardware companies. Virtualization is set to shake-up the IT sector, whichever perspective your related stocks may prompt! Will your portfolio join the winners, or could you get left behind?

The Future for Virtualization Stocks

The business achievements of virtualization sector stocks calls for more than deep technical expertise. All process changes need blends of innovation and customer insights. There is not much to be gained from academic excellence alone. The manner in which Federal Express has modified bar-coding technology is a telling example of how new technologies can be used for competitive advantage. Virtualization is an important means of using raw information to satisfy new customer needs. There are, as with most other developments in the field, complex considerations in making trade-offs between developing proprietary products, and facing customer rejections, because their purchases involve losses of flexibility. That is why some of the latest upgrades in virtualization involve making earlier discoveries more versatile and adaptable for use with third-party hardware and systems.

Stocks to Acquire Even if You Do Not Understand the Business! (Part 2)


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