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Market Trends: Scenarios for Consumer Storage, 2011

Published: 27 June 2011

ID: G00213614

Analyst(s): Shalini Verma


The growing popularity of Internet content services, smartphones and media tablets gives storage providers opportunities to bundle offerings with services and devices of proven appeal to consumers. This document analyzes the future of the consumer storage market and profiles key providers.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

Trends in the Market

  • Close Alignment With Mobile Platforms
  • Storage to Have an Entertainment Flavor
  • Tying Storage to Home Automation

Market: The Market Awaits Supply-Side Disruption

  • Entry of "Market Movers"
  • Internet Content Service and Storage Combos
  • Disruptive Move by a Key Cloud Service Provider

Buyers: Consumers Are "Sitting on the Fence"

Technology: Evolution Relates Largely to Data Transfer

Contrarian View: If Products and Services Remain Hard to Use, These Trends May Not Apply

Vendors to Watch


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