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Cloud and Consumers: The Rise of Personal Cloud Services

LONDON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:

Cloud and Consumers: The Rise of Personal Cloud Services

This IDC study explains personal cloud services and puts them in the context of some other services types with which they have a strong affinity.

"We detail the trends in user behavior that are driving demand for personal cloud services and user concerns that are inhibiting service adoption. We analyze the competitive landscape among personal cloud service providers and provide case studies of some specific service-provider examples," said John Delaney, research director, IDC Consumer Mobile.

Table of Contents

IDC Opinion

In This Study

Situation Overview

Cloud Is a Major Enterprise Trend, Now Taking Hold Among Consumers Too

Enterprise Computing Migrates Toward Cloud

The Cloud and Consumers

Consumers Can Benefit From Cloud Computing Too

Traditional Consumer Cloud Services: Web Services and Online Backup

Today's Consumer Cloud Services: Personal Cloud

Personal Cloud and Other Consumer Cloud Services

Personal Cloud and WebmailPersonal Cloud and Cloud MediaPersonal Cloud and Security/Protection

Future Outlook

Consumer Trends and Personal Cloud Services

Digitization and Multidevice Usage Drive Consumers Toward Cloud Services

Digitization of Content and the Need for Backup

Multidevice Usage: Where's My Stuff?

Awareness of and Attitudes Toward Cloud Among Consumers

Most Consumers Have Heard of Cloud Services, But Knowledge Is Less Widespread

Over Half of Those Who Know What Cloud Services Are Make At Least Some Use of Them

The Top Barriers to Cloud Adoption: Security, Trust, and Cost

What's Holding Back Adoption And Usage Of Personal Cloud Services?

Concerns About Security, Privacy, and Trust

Concerns About Cost

Concerns About Being Locked In

Concerns About Network Limitations

Personal Cloud Service Providers

The Benefits of Offering Personal Cloud Services

A Wide Variety of Player Types Are Pursuing the Personal Cloud Opportunity

Specialist Personal Cloud Service Providers

Established Internet Service Brands

Device Vendors

Platform Vendors

Operators

Advantages of Operators as Personal Cloud Service Providers

Case Studies of Personal Cloud Service Providers: Operators

Deutsche Telekom

DT's Personal Cloud Services

The Role of Cloud Services for Deutsche Telekom

Consumer Attitudes to Cloud Services

Future Development

Orange

Orange's Personal Cloud Services

Consumer Attitudes to Cloud Services

The Role of Cloud Services for Orange

Future Development

Vodafone

Vodafone's Personal Cloud Services

Consumer Attitudes to Cloud Services

The Role of Cloud Services for Vodafone

Future Development

Case Studies of Personal Cloud Service Providers: Non-Operator Services

Apple

Apple's Personal Cloud Services

The Role of Cloud Services for Apple

AudioBox

Audiobox's Personal Cloud Services

The Role of Cloud Services for AudioBox

Consumer Attitudes to Cloud Services

AudioBox and Mobility

Dropbox

Dropbox's Personal Cloud Services

Consumer Attitudes to Cloud Services

Dropbox and Mobility

Loky

Loky's Personal Cloud Services

Consumer Attitudes to Cloud Services

Microsoft

Microsoft's Personal Cloud Services

Consumer Attitudes to Cloud Services

The Role of Cloud Services for Microsoft

Case Studies of Personal Cloud Service Platform Providers

F-Secure

F-Secure and Personal Cloud Services

Operators and Personal Cloud Services

Consumers and Personal Cloud Services

Gemalto

Gemalto and Personal Cloud Services

Consumers and Personal Cloud Services

Operators and Personal Cloud Services

Essential Guidance

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Related Research

Synopsis

Figure: The Cloud: From Device-Centric to Network-Centric Software and Data

Figure: Personal Cloud: One Set of Content, Multiple Devices, and Multiple Networks

Figure: Security and Protection Services Evolve in the Direction of Personal Cloud

Figure: On-Device Content Storage Gets More Problematic as Multidevice Usage Grows

Figure: Over Three-Quarters Have Heard of Cloud, but Only 10% Claim to Be "Very Familiar" With What It Means

Figure: The Majority of Those Familiar with Cloud Services Use Them

Figure: Security, Trust, and Cost Are the Main Concerns Inhibiting Uptake of Cloud Services

Read the full report:
Cloud and Consumers: The Rise of Personal Cloud Services
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For more information:
Sarah Smith
Research Advisor at Reportbuyer.com   
Email: query@reportbuyer.com  
Tel: +44 208 816 85 48
Website: www.reportbuyer.com

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