I often joke about the reputation we analysts have for wild hyperbole and speculation but I also realize that some of this well deserved. For example, one frequent analyst diatribe is the "technology X is dead" rap. Point to some technology and become the industry beacon who foretells its demise. Someone resurrects this tired strategy every few years.
The latest version of this old analyst song is that "antivirus is dead." The theory states that new threats are simply too fast, stealthy, and targeted for tried-and-true antivirus software from vendors like McAfee, Symantec, and Trend Micro. … Read more