Forecast: Consumer Digital Storage Needs, 2010-2016

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Summary

While local storage will remain the main repository for consumer digital content, the need to share content and have multiscreen access to the content will motivate consumers to start storing a third of their digital content in the cloud by 2016.

Table of Contents

  • Assumptions
    • Growth in Digital Consumer Data
    • Increasing Affordability of Storage Products and Services
    • Online Backup Services' Integration With Consumer Devices
      • Proliferation of Online Backup and Consumer Cloud Storage Services
      • Storage Devices' Growth Will Shadow the Growth of Computing and Communication Devices
      • Personal Cloud Will Drive Cloud Storage Largely for User-Generated Content
  • Analysis
  • Conclusion
  • Recommended Reading
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