Forecast: Consumer Digital Storage Needs, 2010-2016

Archived Published: 16 March 2012 ID: G00232445


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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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