The proliferation of mobile devices has created demand for services that allow users to access personal data and content from any device at any time. Mobile cloud services are emerging that synchronise data across multiple mobile devices with centralised storage in the cloud.
ARCchart forecasts that demand for mobile cloud storage will grow exponentially as users increasingly adopt these services and the volume of mobile content they generate cumulatively grows. Photos and video captured on mobile devices will overwhelmingly carry the greatest cloud storage demand and the average size of these media files will grow substantially as camera pixel resolution continues to increase. We predict that mobile-generated content will consume 9,400 PB (petabytes) of cloud storage by 2015.
Topics of coverage include:
- What is the ‘mobile cloud’?
- Ownership of multiple connected devices
- Evolutions in mobile cloud storage
- Synchronisation, security and scalability
- Mobile cloud storage services – media, photos, documents, notes, social & gaming
- Cloud storage business models
- Cloud service provider profiles and case studies
- Market size and forecasts
- Competitive ranking of major technology players
- Market outlook and trends
Companies and organisations mentioned, discussed or reviewed include:
Answers and opinions are provided with respect to the following
- How is multiple device ownership evolving?
- How large is the installed base of connected mobile devices?
- What are the factors driving user take-up of mobile cloud services?
- How much mobile content will be stored in the cloud?
- Which regions will experience the greatest consumer demand for cloud services?
- Which services will remain siloed and which will consolidate?
- Which business models are best suited for cloud offerings?
- Which mobile content will see the greatest demand for cloud storage?