| 2017-01-06 07:45:19|
WDAY, ORCL… 07:45 01/06 01/06/17
Wedbush more positive on 2017 software spending trends
Wedbush analyst Steve Koenig says his firm's 2017 IT Spending Survey should soothe fears that macro uncertainty caused by the U.S. presidential election will negatively impact IT budgets. The analyst thinks recent disappointments from Workday (WDAY), Oracle (ORCL), Red Hat (RHT), and other software vendors were more company-specific than the management teams were willing to admit. As a result of the survey, Koenig has a more positive view of 2017 software spending trends, and thinks beneficiaries will include well-positioned cybersecurity vendors and cloud vendors. He notes that Proofpoint (PFPT) is a Wedbush Best Idea and his top software pick for 2017 along with salesforce.com (CRM).