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The Personal Cloud: Innovations and Trends 4Q 2012 Product Image

The Personal Cloud: Innovations and Trends 4Q 2012

  • Published: December 2012
  • 57 Pages
  • Parks Associates

This report analyzes the marketplace for consumer cloud-based products and services, including the market players, regulatory issues, technologies, and market trends. The report defines the personal cloud and provides a classification scheme for cloud-based offerings.

It explores the evolution of the personal cloud across global regions and the market forces that will shape the future of this industry. It includes forecasts for personal cloud-based products and services through 2017.

“Consumer-oriented cloud services have seen great innovation over the past year. However, companies throughout the industry have different perceptions of what is meant by ‘the cloud,’” said Brett Sappington, director of research, Parks Associates. “As personal cloud services and product features are moving from future concept to current reality, there is a need to define ‘the cloud’ and understand the impact that these services and features will have on all aspects of the consumer technology marketplace.”

The Bottom Line

1.0 Report Summary

1.1 Purpose and Scope of Report

1.2 Data Sources

2.0 Defining “The Cloud”

3.0 Market Analysis

3.1 Standalone Services

3.2 Products with Cloud Service Features

3.3 Ultraviolet and Digital Lockers

4.0 Future Industry Outlook

4.1 Consumer Interest

4.2 Regulatory and Privacy Issues

5.0 Forecasts

6.0 Implications and Recommendations

6.1 Service Providers / Operators

6.2 CE Manufacturers / Solution Providers

List of Figures:

- Companies Interviewed for the Report
- Aspects of “The Cloud”
- Examples of Storage Cloud Participants
- Personal Cloud Categories
- Household Broadband Penetration by Nation
- Average Broadband Speed by Nation
- Market Inhibitors and Catalysts
- Average Number of Devices per Household
- Mobile Platforms: Forecast of Annual Shipped Units
- Percentage of Personal Content Stored in Back-up Locations
- Consumer Interest in Cloud Storage Services
- Cloud Storage Services
- Use of Cloud Storage Services
- Comparing Online and CE-based Cloud Storage Options
- Consumer Preference for Cloud Storage Providers
- Cloud-based Music Services
- Music Services Offered by Broadband/Mobile Service Providers
- Digital Download Services
- Players in the Video Cloud
- Cloud Services via Virtual Objects
- Opportunities and Strategies for Personal Cloud Players

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